Sunday, December 15, 2019

Zazen and Genmai - 25 January 2020

Saturday, 25 January 2020
7:30-9:30 am
It's genmai time!

On this day, Zen service includes a traditional monk's breakfast of genmai (rice and vegetable porridge) and tea after zazen (meditation). This is a great time to experience Zen practice and enjoy conversation over a yummy traditional Zen meal.

Beginners are always welcome. If you are new to practice and would like to attend, we recommend contacting us first and then planning on arriving twenty minutes early for a brief introduction.

For your comfort during meditation, we advise loose, comfortable clothing such as sweats or yoga pants. Black, dark gray, or brown color choices help to maintain the harmony of the dojo experience.

Message us with any questions. We look forward to practicing with you.

Introduction to Practice - 17 January 2020

Friday, 17 January 2020
6-8 pm
In this introduction, participants will be introduced to Zen practice, including dojo etiquette, zazen (sitting concentration), kinhin (walking meditation), and traditional chanting of the Heart Sutra in Japanese. Upon completion, participants will be ready to join regular dojo practice.

Refreshments included.

Suggested Donation: $20 (students $10). Reservations required.

Message us for more information and reservations.

Zen Reading Group - 10 January 2020

Every second Friday at 4 pm (unless otherwise noted on our calendar).

Let's relax and have some fun together as we discuss classic Zen texts and stories over tea and coffee.

Friday 10 January 2020 is our next gathering. We will continue our discussion with stories 41-50 from the collection Zen Flesh, Zen Bones by Paul Reps and Nyogen Senzaki. New and used copies of this book can be found on Amazon. There is also a free online version of 101 Zen Stories where you will find the material.

This will be a chance for us, together, to bring our zazen to the reading.

Contact us for details.