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Dharma Talk – Ryoshin

Dec. 15, 2014 - Posted in: Blog, Events - Comments Off

January 11, 2015
11:30 amto12:15 pm

Ryoshin will give a dharma talk.

 

Beginning Instruction: Joshin

Dec. 17, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

January 12, 2015
6:30 pmto7:05 pm

For those new to Zen meditation or who have not practiced meditation in a zendo before.

Formal instruction begins promptly at 6:30pm (arrive at least a few minutes early) and lasts until 7:05.  Recommendations for a comfortable, stable sitting posture are given, as well as guidance on how to begin a meditation practice and do walking meditation. The two sitting periods that follow are an opportunity to deepen practice. The evening concludes with a chanting of the four vows and three bows. You will have the opportunity to ask questions of the instructor and experienced students afterward.

Dharma Talk – Myoko

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January 15, 2015
6:35 pmto7:05 pm

Myoko will give a dharma talk.

Zazenkai

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January 17, 2015
8:00 amto7:00 pm
February 21, 2015
8:00 amto7:00 pm

The Village Zendo’s monthly one-day retreat (zazenkai) is a great way to experience a short, intensive meditation retreat right here in the city. People are welcome to come for the entire day or any portion of it, but need to inform the registrar in advance.

Instruction is available for those who are unfamiliar with Zen rituals and procedures. Please make sure to contact the registrar in advance if you need instruction.

Pre-registration required: $25 for members, $50 for non-members.
For more information, please contact Kaku: registrar@villagezendo.org

8:15 Zazen
8:50 Verse of the Kesa, Kinhin
9:05 Zazen
9:40 Kinhin
9:50 Zazen
10:20 Kinhin
10:30 Dharma Talk
11:05 Kinhin
11:20 Zazen
11:50 Kinhin
12:00 Oryoki Lunch

12:45 Clean Up, Silent Rest

1:30 Zazen
2:00 Kinhin
2:10 Zazen
2:40 Slow Kinhin
2:55 Zazen
3:25 Service (Heart Sutra, Sho Sai Myo Kichijo Dharani, Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyo)
3:50 Kinhin
4:00 Zazen
4:30 Kinhin
4:40 Zazen
5:10 Silent Break

5:30 Zazen
6:00 Kinhin
6:10 Zazen
6:40 Kinhin
6:50 Open Sozan

Dharma Talk – Roshi

Dec. 15, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

January 18, 2015
11:30 amto12:15 pm

Dharma talk by Roshi Enkyo O’Hara

Enkyo Roshi

Village Zendo Closed

Oct. 15, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

January 19, 2015
February 16, 2015
May 25, 2015
July 3, 2015toJuly 4, 2015
August 24, 2015 8:00 pmtoAugust 29, 2015 8:00 pm
October 12, 2015
November 11, 2015
November 26, 2015
December 24, 2015toDecember 25, 2015

The Zendo is closed on these federal holidays in 2014:

  • Jan 19
  • Feb 16
  • May 25
  • July 3 and 4
  • Sept 7
  • Oct 12
  • Nov 11
  • Nov 26
  • Dec 24 and 25

The zendo is also closed August 24th through August 29th for Summer Ango to reopen August 30th

Fusatsu with Precepts talk by Roshi followed by Sangha Tea

Dec. 15, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

January 22, 2015
6:35 pmto7:20 pm

A Traditional Buddhist Ceremony of Atonement and Purification

Followed by Sangha Tea

Fusatsu is an ancient Buddhist chanting and bowing ceremony of atonement and purification that provides us with the opportunity to acknowledge our deep karmic entanglements.There will be a talk on one of the Bodhisattva precepts.

5:30pm – 6:00 zazen
6:00 – 6:05 slow kinhin
6:05 – 6:30 zazen
6:30 – 6:35 slow kinhin
6:35 – 7:20 Fusatsu ceremony
Followed by sangha tea which ends around 8

Practitioners are encouraged to attend the periods of zazen preceding Fusatsu.

Sangha Tea is an informal time to meet other sangha members and teachers.

 

Dharma Talk – Bokushu

Dec. 15, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

January 25, 2015
11:30 amto12:15 pm

Bokushu will give a talk.

Beginning Instruction: Howard

Dec. 17, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

January 26, 2015
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
February 23, 2015
6:30 pmto7:05 pm

 

For those new to Zen meditation or who have not practiced meditation in a zendo before.

Formal instruction begins promptly at 6:30pm (arrive at least a few minutes early) and lasts until 7:05.  Recommendations for a comfortable, stable sitting posture are given, as well as guidance on how to begin a meditation practice and do walking meditation. The two sitting periods that follow are an opportunity to deepen practice. The evening concludes with a chanting of the four vows and three bows. You will have the opportunity to ask questions of the instructor and experienced students afterward.

Dharma Talk – Shinryu

Dec. 15, 2014 - Posted in: Blog, Events - Comments Off

January 29, 2015
6:35 pmto7:05 pm

Sensei Shinryu Thomson will give a dharma talk.