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 2018-2019 is Sal Gessho Randolph.
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 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 the shuso. You may wish to review your intention form with a Village Zendo teacher.
Our Ango study text is Sky Above, Great Wind: The Life and Poetry of Zen Master Ryokan, translated by Kazuaki Tanahashi. Copies are available in the zendo bookstore.
Note that you do not need to attend our winter retreat at the Garrison institute to participate in our Winter Ango. Please join us in this time of intensified practice and commitment.
Photo: Winter Labyrinth by Oshin Jennings
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