Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Kusen by Robert Livingston




Some editing time. Kusen by Robert Livingston Roshi.

Bakersfield residents, join us for Zen meditation any Saturday morning. See our Contact page for times, directions, and other matters. To meditate in the Zen tradition is not difficult, but neither is it easy. It takes effort. One must experience it. The Zen Fellowship has created a space for Bakersfield locals to experience and practice Zen meditation.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Your Own Mind Is the Buddha



“As long as you look for a buddha somewhere else, you’ll never see that your own mind is the buddha.” - Bodhidharma
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“Bloodstream Sermon.” The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma. Translated by Red Pine. North Point Press, 1987.
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Photo and layout by @zentokujoshin.

All Bakersfield and Kern County residents are welcome to come learn to meditate in the Zen tradition. (Bakersfield Meditation, Meditate Bakersfield, Meditation Bakersfield, Zen Bakersfield)

Friday, September 21, 2018

Great Doubt


“At the bottom of great doubt lies great awakening. When you doubt fully, you awaken fully.” - Hakuin

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Zen Practice Family Day - 6 October 2018


We could all use some Zen in our lives—kids included! Bring family and friends to the Dust Bowl Dojo to learn Zen practice together. The morning includes
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• Introduction to the dojo and zazen meditation
• Kids (5+ years) breakout session with lessons and crafts
• Child care (4- years) available with advance notice
• Adult session for additional meditation practice
• Heart Sutra ceremony with kids and adults together
• Refreshments – tea, cookies
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Cost: free to public, donations accepted. All proceeds support the Zen Fellowship in its mission to promote Zen practice in the community.
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Please let us know in advance if your child is in the 4-or-under age group to allow us time to schedule our child care provider.
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Message with any questions. We look forward to practicing with you.




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