Ango means “peaceful dwelling.” It is a traditional period of intensified Zen practice.
At the Village Zendo, our 90-day winter ango begins on December 26th, the first day of our year-end meditation retreat. Ango concludes in late March with Urban Sesshin and Shuso Hossen. The shuso (practice leader) for Winter Ango 2017-2018 is Elena Yuuka Taurke.
In conjunction with Roshi Enkyo O’Hara, the shuso has developed a intention form to guide our practice. If you would like to formally enter Winter Ango, please complete the form and submit it*. This will help you clarify the most important aspects of your practice during ango. You may wish to review your intention form with a Village Zendo teacher.
• December 26 – January 1: Year End Retreat at the Garrison Institute
Note that you do not need to attend our winter retreat at the Garrison institute to participate in our Winter Ango 2017-2018. Please join us in this time of intensified practice and commitment.
*You may email us the text or scan of your commitment form to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off in the office at the Zendo or at our winter retreat in Garrison. Commitment forms will be read by Roshi and Shuso.
Photo: Winter Labyrinth by Oshin Jennings
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