Friday, October 24, 2014

Rohatsu Day of Zen - 6 December 2014

In celebration of Rohatsu (holiday commemorating the historical Shakyamuni Buddha’s enlightenment), the Zen Fellowship of Bakersfield will host a Day of Zen Practice at the local George and Millie Ablin House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

A Day of Zen, or zazenkai, is a short sesshin, a term which means “to touch the mind.” This is an excellent opportunity to practice sitting concentration, silence, and reflection in a beautiful and architecturally significant setting.

The Day of Zen will be led by Richard Collins, a Zen monk and teacher in the lineage of Taisen Deshimaru and Kodo Sawaki.

Registration includes instruction, a day of practice, breakfast, lunch, and evening hors d'oeuvres.

Those without prior experience of zazen or other meditation practices are welcome.
 
Registration

Early Registration: $45 ($30 for students) before December 3. First, reserve your spot by emailing the retreat coordinator. Once you receive confirmation, you can prepay early registration by visiting the following registration page.


Late Registration: $55 ($40 for students) after December 3. First, reserve your spot by emailing the retreat coordinator. Once you receive confirmation, you can pay the day of the event by credit card, check, or cash.

Day of Zen Early Registration Payment

6 December 2014 - Day of Zen - Early Registration - Regular
Amount: $45
Due: December 3

Before you pay, remember to confirm your spot with the retreat coordinator. Once you have received confirmation, click the PayPal button below to pay.

After the due date, regular registration is $55 and payable the day of the event via credit card, check, or cash.




6 December 2014 - Day of Zen - Early Registration - Student
Amount: $30
Due: December 3

Before you pay, remember to confirm your spot with the retreat coordinator. Once you have received confirmation, click the PayPal button below to pay.

After the due date, student registration is $40 and payable the day of the event via credit card, check, or cash.







Friday, October 10, 2014

Here and Now Newsletter - October 2014

Here and Now October 2014 has arrived. Click the link or image below to read and download this edition of the American Zen Association (AZA) newsletter.


Here and Now - October 2014 - Front Page
The AZA is the umbrella organization of sanghas established in the lineage of Robert Livingston Roshi, Abbot of the New Orleans Zen Temple. Founded in 1983, AZA is devoted to teaching Zen in the tradition of Taisen Deshimaru and Kodo Sawaki. In addition to Robert Livingston, teachers in this lineage are Tony Bland of the Mississippi and Alabama groups and Richard Collins of the Alexandria (Louisiana) and Bakersfield (California) groups.

Included in this edition:
  • Sangha news
  • An interview with Robert Livingston Roshi
  • Bodhisattva testimony
  • Ordination photos
  • Recent book publications 
  • Poems and essays by AZA members around the country
  • More ...
Gasshos.