EVENTS FOR 2019
Please visit the Retreats page for information on half-day and one-day sittings as well as weekend retreats.
Current for 2019
Sunday mornings, Ongoing for January – March – Lectures and discussion on Suzuki-roshi’s talks compiled by Rev. Ed Brown in Not Always So.
DHARMA TALKS – Monday Evenings
Monday, January 7 – Traditional Practice Night
Monday, January 14 – Help from the Zen Ancestors – Karen DeCotis
Monday, January 21 – The Four Dragons – part 1 – Ron Davis
Monday, January 28 – The Four Dragons – part 2 – Ron Davis
The Four Dragon two-session class will briefly present the lives and teachings of Chinese Ancestors: Bodhidharma, Huineng, Mazu and Shitou. All schools of Zen trace their lineage back to these masters of Emptiness. Understanding their history and how they embodied their teachings will enhance our personal practice. It will deepen our appreciation for their wise transmission of the Dharma and give us a sense of connection with the timeless flow of Zen.
February 11 – Karen DeCotis: Chinese Ancestor Dongshan
February 18 – Karen DeCotis: Indian Ancestor Prajnatara
February 25 – Suzuki Roshi video
CEREMONIES for 2019
Monday, February 18 – Parinirvana Ceremony to commemorate the passing of the Buddha
Monday, May 13 – Wesak: a celebration of Buddha’s Birthday, Buddha’s Enlightenment, Buddha’s Parinirvana. Wonderful for children – includes flower arbor decoration, offerings, chanting and treats!
Saturday, December 7 – Buddha’s Enlightenment during 1/2 day sitting
Mondays: Bodhisattva Ceremonies TBD