UPCOMING EVENTS: (contact info at bottom of page)

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

NYZ, Japanese Dharma Talk, Saturday, October 4, 2:00-5:00 PM. Rev. Miki Nakura, of Higashi Hongan-ji temple in Kyoto and the Shinrenbo New York Shin Buddhist Sangha, will give a Dharma talk in Japanese on the teachings of Shinran Shonin. All are welcome to join. There is no admission fee, although a donation would be greatly appreciated.

NYZ, Bodhidharma Weekend Sesshin, October 10 - 12. For our fall weekend sesshin, we come together to commemorate the life and teaching of the first Chinese patriarch of our Zen lineage, Bodhidharma. New York Zendo's spiritual director, Hokuto Dan Diffin, will lead this sesshin, offering Dharma interviews and giving two Dharma talks. Sesshin begins on Friday evening and concludes on Sunday evening. Formal meals will be served. Full participation is encouraged, although part-time participation will be considered as space allows. Some accommodation for overnight participants is available; please inquire. The suggested donation is: members, $125; nonmembers, $150; Sat. only, $85; Sun. only, $75.

NYZ, Dharma Talk on Shin Buddhism, Monday, October 13, 7:00-9:00 PM. Rev. Miki Nakura will offer instruction and lead a short seiza meditation session. He will then give a talk in English on the teachings of Shinran Shonin, whose influential teachings form the core of Jodoshinshu (True Pure Land) Buddhism; there will be time after for questions and discussion. All are welcome to join. Donations are welcome.

DBZ, Introduction to Zen Weekend, October 24 - 26. Intro to Zen weekends at Dai Bosatsu Zendo are a unique opportunity to experience an in-depth introduction to Rinzai Zen Buddhist practice in a monastic environment. The program will begin on Friday in the late afternoon with a detailed orientation. We will then 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. Our abbot, Shinge Roshi, will give a Dharma talk and will meet with participants for a question-and-answer period. The weekend will conclude with informal lunch and discussion on Sunday afternoon.

DBZ, Harvest Sesshin, November 1 - 6; Jukai November 8.

DBZ, Samu Weekend, November 14 - 16.

NYZ, Soen Shaku All-Day Sit, November 15.

DBZ, Thanksgiving Celebration, November 27 - 28.

DBZ, Rohatsu Sesshin, November 30 - December 8.

NYZ, Rohatsu Week, November 30 - December 8.

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

Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.: Tai Chi class and zazen (please note that interested participants should contact Riki Kixmiller to confirm attendance several days in advance)

Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.: Intro to Zen class and zazen

Tuesday - Friday mornings from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m.: zazen
To make a reservation or for more information, contact the New York Zendo office.

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