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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.

Council – Kokyo

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

January 5, 2014
11:00 am
March 2, 2014
11:00 am
April 6, 2014
11:00 am
May 4, 2014
11:00 am
June 1, 2014
11:00 am
July 6, 2014
11:00 am
September 7, 2014
11:00 am

Council is the practice of sitting in a circle and speaking and listening from the heart. It is held the first Sunday of the month after zazen.

9:30am-10:05 zazen
10:05-10:15 kinhin
10:15-10:50 zazen
10:50-11:00 kinhin
11:00-12:30 council

Dharma Talk – Soten

Apr. 14, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

June 19, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm
September 11, 2014
6:35 pmto7:05 pm

Soten will give a dharma talk.

Neil Soten Theise

Dharma Talk: Ikai

Nov. 21, 2013 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

December 15, 2013
11:45 amto12:30 pm
September 14, 2014
11:45 amto12:30 pm

Ikai will give a dharma talk.

 

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.

Fusatsu with Myoko followed by Sangha Tea

Feb. 19, 2014 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

March 27, 2014
6:35 pmto7:20 pm
May 22, 2014
6:35 pmto7:20 pm
September 18, 2014
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.