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Shuso Hossen for A. Jesse Jiryu Davis

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

March 29, 2015
9:30 amto11:30 am

Shuso Hossen

 

Shuso Hossen is a ceremonial rite of passage marking a student’s promotion to the rank of Senior. It takes place at the conclusion of the intensive training period of Ango, during which the student serves as a model to the sangha or community. The event is both a crucible and an empowerment for the student. His understanding is tested by the community. As such, it is a participatory and deeply moving experience for all. At shuso hossen, the shuso gives his first dharma talk and takes questions from the community in a ceremonial conversation known as dharma dialogue.

Ceremony begins at 9:30 am and concludes with celebratory refreshments Please sign up on the sheet at the Zendo if you intend to be at the ceremony. We need to know how many people to expect. A suggested donation of $20 will defray the cost of refreshments.

Zazenkai

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

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

Zazenkai with Dharma Talk by Shinryu

Jan. 7, 2015 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

April 18, 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

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 Service (Heart Sutra, Sho Sai Myo Kichijo Dharani, Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyo)
3:45 Zazen
4:15 Kinhin
4:25 Open Sozan

Zazenkai with Dharma Talk by Joshin

Jan. 7, 2015 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

May 16, 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

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 Service (Heart Sutra, Sho Sai Myo Kichijo Dharani, Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyo)
3:45 Zazen
4:15 Kinhin
4:25 Open Sozan

Grail Set-Up

Jan. 19, 2015 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

July 22, 2015toJuly 24, 2015

Grail Set-Up

Help us set up for Summer Ango 2015.

Questions: signup@villagezendo.org.

 

Dai Sesshin

Jan. 19, 2015 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

July 24, 2015toAugust 2, 2015

Dai Sesshin
at The Grail, Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York

Part of Summer Ango 2015.

Questions: signup@villagezendo.org.

Precepts Week

Jan. 20, 2015 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

August 4, 2015toAugust 8, 2015

Precepts Week
at The Grail, Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York

Part of Summer Ango 2015.

Questions: signup@villagezendo.org.

Jukai

Jan. 20, 2015 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

August 9, 2015

Jukai Ceremony
at The Grail, Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York

Annual ceremony when Zen students commit to upholding the precepts, and receive dharma names. Part of Summer Ango 2015.

Questions: signup@villagezendo.org.

Zen and the Art of Clay

Jan. 20, 2015 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

August 12, 2015toAugust 14, 2015
Doji at clay workshop (photo by Roshi)

Doji at clay workshop (photo by Roshi)

Zen and the Art of Clay

with Sensei Julie Myoko Terestman
at The Grail, Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York

Part of Summer Ango 2015.

Questions: signup@villagezendo.org.

Writing Workshop

Jan. 20, 2015 - Posted in: Events - Comments Off

August 14, 2015toAugust 16, 2015

Writing Workshop

with Sensei Joshin O’Hara
at The Grail, Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York

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.

Part of Summer Ango 2015.

Questions: signup@villagezendo.org.