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Summer Ango 2014 – Writing Workshop with Sensei Barbara Joshin O’Hara

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

August 15, 2014 4:00 pmtoAugust 17, 2014 1:00 pm

Writing Workshop with Joshin Sensei

at The Grail, Cornwall-on-Hudson
August 15th – 17th

This workshop is an opportunity to participate in a residential retreat with morning and evening zazen and do some writing. In the workshop, we listen to our thoughts, write them down, inquire into the meaning of this or that word, and notice how we are affected. More than creative self- expression, it’s a way to un-know the self, to cast off the shackles of self-definition and surprise ourselves by what surfaces. It is not so much the gift of language that is required as an attitude of attention and curiosity. As such, it can be a very useful tool for writers, but also for anyone interested in tasting aliveness. The schedule is as follows:

Friday 5:30pm – Sunday 1:00pm

Friday Evening
5:30 Informal Dinner
7:00 Zazen
7:40 – 8:30 Writing Workshop
9:30 Lights Out
*** Community Silence **

Saturday
6:00 Wake Up
6:20 Be in Zendo
6:25 Zazen
6:55 Outdoor Kinhin (Walking Meditation)
7:15 Zazen
7:45 Service
8:15 Oryoki Breakfast- Family Style
*** Community Silence Lifted ***

8:35 Breakfast Clean Up
9:00 Rest Practice
9:45 – 10:45 Samu (Work Practice)
11:00 -1:00 Writing Workshop
1:15 Informal Lunch
2:00 – 3:00 Rest/Body Practice
3:15 – 5:15 Writing Workshop
5:30 Oryoki Dinner –Family Style
7:00 Zazen
7:30 Outdoor Kinhin
7:50 Zazen
8: 15 Kinhin
8: 25 Zazen
8:50 Four Vows
*** Community Silence ***

Sunday
6:00 Wake Up
6:20 Be in Zendo
6:25 Zazen
6:55 Outdoor Kinhin (Walking Meditation)
7:15 Zazen
7:45 Service
8:15 Oryoki Breakfast- Family Style

*** Community Silence Lifted***

8:00 Light, informal Breakfast
8:35 Breakfast Clean Up
9:00 Samu (Work Practice)
9:45 Clean Up, prepare for workshop
10:00-12:00 Writing Workshop
12:15 Informal Brunch

Members: $350
Non-Members: $400
(Registration limited to 15 people.)

Both Clay and Writing Workshops Members: $675 Non-Members: $745

Please download the 2014 Summer Ango registration form and submit with your payment.

Detailed information about Summer Ango.

Summer Ango 2014 – Shuso Sesshin

Dec. 15, 2013 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

August 19, 2014 4:00 pmtoAugust 23, 2014 11:59 pm

Shuso Sesshin

at The Grail, Cornwall-on-Hudson
August 19th – 24th

Summer Ango provides the opportunity to get off the fast track, slow down, and breathe. It’s a chance to do an intensive retreat, live in community and study closely with Roshi Enkyo O’Hara and the Village Zendo teachers, all in the green surroundings of the Hudson Valley.

Cost: Members: $675
Non-Members: $745

Please download the 2014 Summer Ango registration form and submit with your payment.

Detailed information about Summer Ango.

Zendo Closed

Dec. 9, 2013 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

January 20, 2014
February 17, 2014
May 26, 2014
July 4, 2014
August 24, 2014toAugust 31, 2014
September 1, 2014
October 13, 2014
November 27, 2014
December 25, 2014

The Zendo is closed on these federal holidays in 2014:

  • Jan 20
  • Feb 17
  • May 26
  • July 4
  • Sept 1
  • Oct 13
  • Nov 27
  • Dec 25

The Zendo is also closed August 24 through 21st following Summer Ango

Summer Ango 2014 – Shuso Hossen

Dec. 15, 2013 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

August 24, 2014
10:00 amto2:00 pm

Summer Ango 2014

at The Grail, Cornwall-on-Hudson
JULY 25th to AUGUST 24th

Summer Ango provides the opportunity to get off the fast track, slow down, and breathe. It’s a chance to do an intensive retreat, live in community and study closely with Roshi Enkyo O’Hara and the Village Zendo teachers, all in the green surroundings of the Hudson Valley.

Please download the 2014 Summer Ango registration form and submit with your payment.

Detailed information about Summer Ango.

Zendo Reopens

Jul. 10, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

September 2, 2014

The Zendo is open.

Fusatsu

Nov. 6, 2013 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

September 18, 2014
5:30 pmto8:00 pm
October 23, 2014
5:30 pmto8:00 pm
November 20, 2014
5:30 pmto8:00 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. Light refreshments are served.

Zazenkai with dharma talk by Eisho

Dec. 5, 2013 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

May 17, 2014
8:00 amto5:00 pm
September 20, 2014
8:00 amto5:00 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
zazen . oryoki lunch .

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 by Eisho
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 New Student Entry
3:30 Service (Heart Sutra, Sho Sai Myo Kichijo Dharani, Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyo)
3:50 Zazen
4:20 Kinhin
4:30 Open Sozan

The Path of Precepts

Dec. 20, 2013 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

January 26, 2014
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
February 23, 2014
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
March 30, 2014
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
May 4, 2014
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
June 1, 2014
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
June 29, 2014
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
July 20, 2014
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
September 28, 2014
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
October 26, 2014
1:30 pmto4:30 pm
November 23, 2014
1:30 pmto4:30 pm

The self and things of the world are just as they are.
The gate of emancipation is open ~ Dogen Zenji

The precepts are an expression of our very wholeness. As such, they serve as guidelines for living a joyous life. For ten months we will study them as tools to turn our light inwards, develop compassion for ourselves and deepen our harmony with others. With a practice grounded in zazen, we will use the precepts to observe ourselves in action, inquire into our reactive patterns, and uncover our conditioned beliefs about ourselves, in contrast to what the precepts show to be true. Classes will be interactive and experiential in nature, structured around readings, writing, discussion, dyadic and group work.

Classes, led by Roshi Enkyo and Joshin Sensei, will be held at the Zendo on the following Sunday afternoons, from 1:30 to 4:30.

Tuition: $600, Class size is limited.  Payment is due at time of registration, Contact signup@villagezendo.org.

Zazenkai with dharma talk by Myoko

Dec. 5, 2013 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

January 18, 2014
8:00 amto7:00 pm
October 18, 2014
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
zazen . oryoki lunch .

Saturday

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 by Myoko
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 New Student Entry
3:30 Service (Heart Sutra, Sho Sai Myo Kichijo Dharani, Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyo)
3:50 Zazen
4:20 Kinhin
4:30 Open Sozan

Zen and Zazen with Rev. Issho Fujita

Feb. 28, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

October 25, 2014
10:00 amto5:00 pm

An interesting lecture and workshop will be given by Rev. Issho Fujita, from the Soto Zen organization of Japan. More information coming and going.