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UPCOMING EVENTS: (contact info at bottom of page)

DBZ, Holy Days Sesshin, April 1-8. We honor the birth of the baby Buddha with a ceremony and flower pavilion in the Dharma Hall. We will also commemorate Master Rinzai, the father of our school. It is a wonderful time for spiritual resurgence after a long, hard winter. Call (845) 439-4566 or e-mail

NYZ, Seiza Meditation and Shin Buddhist Teachings, April 8, 10, and 16. Rev. Miki Nakura, of Higashi Hongan-ji temple in Kyoto, and the Jodo-Shinshu Shin-Buddhist New York Sangha, will lead a seiza meditation and give a Dharma talk in Japanese on Shin Buddhism on April 8, 2-5 p.m.; lead a seiza meditation and give a talk in English on April 10, 7-9 p.m.; and lead a longer seiza meditation on April 16, 3:30-5 p.m.

NYZ, Buddha's Birthday All-Day Sit, April 15, 8am-6pm. Hokuto Daniel Diffin Sensei will give a Dharma talk and offer practice interviews at this Spring All-Day Sit; everyone will have a chance to bathe the Baby Buddha during the ceremony. Please let us know if you can bring flowers and help with constructing the flower pavilion.

DBZ, Intro to Zen Weekend, April 21-23. Introduction to Zen is a unique opportunity to experience an in-depth introduction to Rinzai Zen Buddhist practice in a monastic environment. The program begins on Friday in the late afternoon with an informal dinner followed by a detailed meditation orientation. The next morning, during breakfast is an orientation for the nested Japanese bowls. We focus intensively throughout the weekend on central elements of Zen practice-- zazen (seated meditation with attention to posture and breath), chanting, jihatsu practice (for traditional silent, formal meals), and work practice. Juyo Dennis Giacomo will give a talk and meet with participants in a question-and-answer period. The weekend concludes with informal lunch and discussion on Sunday afternoon.

NYZ, Shojin Ryori Class, April 22, 23, 10am-1:30pm. Masami Asao Sensei will return for the spring class in temple cooking. Masami Sensei is one of Japan's leading instructors of Shojin Ryori and a resident of Jokoku-ji, a 350-year-old temple in Tokyo. She will teach a workshop on this ancient form of Buddhist temple cooking using simple, seasonal, vegetarian ingredients in elegant presentations. The experience of making and enjoying shojin ryori connects you to the heart, spirit, and traditions of Japan. The charge is $75 per session ($125 for both). The menu will be different on the second day. This class is very popular and space is limited, so please register early!

DBZ, Nyogen Senzaki Sesshin, May 6-11.

DBZ, Samu Weekend, May 19-21.

DBZ, Yoga and Zen Weekend, May 19-21.

DBZ Garden volunteers are welcome. Please call ahead to let us know your plans.

DAI BOSATSU ZENDO EVENTS: To make a reservation or for more information, call Dai Bosatsu Zendo at (845) 439-4566 or e-mail the office.
Office hours: Tues - Sat, 9am to 4:30pm; Sunday, 9am to 12pm.

Tuesdays through Fridays 6:45-7:45: Zazen
Saturdays 9:30-11:30: Morning Service, zazen, temple cleaning, informal tea

Tuesdays 7-9: Tai chi class and zazen.
Wednesdays 7-9: Zazen
Thursdays 6:45-9: Intro to Zen Meditation class and zazen
Fridays 7-9: Zazen

To make a reservation or for more information, call (212) 861-3333, or email the New York Zendo office.

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