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Dharma Talk: Bokushu

Oct. 12, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

November 13, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
December 18, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm

Bokushu will give a talk.

Just Sitting

Jan. 18, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

February 22, 2014
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
March 29, 2014
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
April 26, 2014
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
May 24, 2014
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
June 14, 2014
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
July 12, 2014
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
September 13, 2014
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
October 25, 2014
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
November 22, 2014
2:00 pmto5:00 pm
December 20, 2014
2:00 pmto5:00 pm

Sitting quietly, doing nothing. Spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.

Zenrin Kushu, Fifteenth-century China

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Just Sitting offers a free and spacious afternoon of meditation, an opportunity for pure practice without anything extra.

The afternoon will be liturgy-free and you may join in or leave at any time during the three-hour period.

Fees: For members, no charge; non-members, suggested donation $10.
No registration required.

For information contact: Howard Thoresen at HowardT457@aol.com

Dharma talk – Kokyo

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

June 9, 2013
11:45 amto12:30 pm
October 13, 2013
11:45 amto12:30 pm
December 21, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm

Kokyo will give a dharma talk.

Beginning Instruction: Howard

Jun. 27, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

July 28, 2014
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
August 11, 2014
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
August 18, 2014
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
September 8, 2014
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
October 27, 2014
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
November 24, 2014
6:30 pmto7:05 pm
December 22, 2014
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.

Year End Meditation Retreat 2014

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

December 26, 2014toJanuary 1, 2015

with Roshi Enkyo O’Hara and Village Zendo Teachers

at The Garrison Institute

The Village Zendo’s year-end retreat is the perfect place for quiet meditation and deep silence. Our schedule is serious (with plenty of zazen) but also spacious (with unstructured time in the afternoon for rest, outdoor walks or body practice). There are dharma talks every day, and ample opportunity to meet with our teachers. Meals are taken buffet-style. If you have put off doing a residential retreat, or felt intimidated to try one, this is a wonderful retreat to attend. Come and join the Village Zendo sangha as we greet the new year with clear minds and open hearts.

For Questions and Registration, contact signup@villagezendo.org

Zazenkai

Oct. 16, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

January 17, 2015
8:00 amto5:00 pm
February 21, 2015
8:00 amto5:00 pm
April 18, 2015
8:00 amto5:00 pm
May 16, 2015
8:00 amto5:00 pm
June 20, 2015
8:00 amto5:00 pm
July 18, 2015
8:00 amto5:00 pm
September 19, 2015
8:00 amto5:00 pm
October 17, 2015
8:00 amto5:00 pm
November 14, 2015
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
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)
3:45 Zazen
4:15 Kinhin
4:25 Open Sozan

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 followed by Sangha Tea

Oct. 16, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

January 22, 2015
6:35 pmto7:20 pm
February 26, 2015
6:35 pmto7:20 pm
March 26, 2015
6:35 pmto7:20 pm
April 23, 2015
6:35 pmto7:20 pm
May 28, 2015
6:35 pmto7:20 pm
June 25, 2015
6:35 pmto7:20 pm
July 23, 2015
6:35 pmto7:20 pm
September 24, 2015
6:35 pmto7:20 pm
November 19, 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. Light refreshments are served.

 

Urban Sesshin

Oct. 16, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

March 25, 2015
March 26, 2015
March 27, 2015

Urban Sesshin

 

Urban Sesshin takes place at the Village Zendo in New York City, and features three days of meditation, study and discussion, a full-day meditation retreat (Zazenkai);  and a final morning of celebration. Each year our chosen “Shuso” (practice leader) creates the program for Urban Sesshin. This year it will be led by A. Jesse Jiryu Davis.

To register please e-mail: registrar@villagezendo.org

Zazenkai

Oct. 16, 2014 - Posted in: Blog, Events - Comments Off

March 28, 2015
8:00 amto5:00 pm

Zazenkai

 

The Village Zendo’s monthly one-day retreat 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)
3:45 Zazen
4:15 Kinhin
4:25 Open Sozan