UPCOMING EVENTS: (contact info at bottom of page)
NYZ, Seiza Meditation and Shin Buddhist Teachings, September 25. Rev. Miki Nakura, of Higashi Hongan-ji temple in Kyoto and the Jodo-Shinshu Shin-Buddhist New York Sangha, will lead a seiza meditation, 3:30-5 p.m.
DBZ, Golden Wind Sesshin, September 24-October 1. A monk asked Ummon, "What will happen when the leaves fall and the trees become bare?" Ummon said, "Golden wind!" Join us for a week of silence with intensive zazen and teachings by Shinge Roshi, our abbot, as autumn paints the trees in brilliant colors, golden leaves swirl down, and the wind turns cooler and sharper. Experience the beauty of autumn on Dai Bosatsu Mountain as you clear, refresh, and refocus your heart and mind.
NYZ, Book Discussion/Sangha Night, September 28, 8-9 p.m. Following one sit, we will gather in the Dharma Hall to discuss The Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti, translated with an Introduction by Robert Thurman (to purchase this book, click here). Refreshments will be offered. Members and nonmembers, old-timers and newcomers -- all are welcome! The monthly discussion will continue between meetings online.
NYZ, Guest Teaching by Roshi Eran Junryu Vardi, September 29, 5:45-9 p.m. Junryu Roshi is the Founder of Eiryu-ji Zen Center in Wycoff, New Jersey. He is a Dharma teacher in the lineage of Taizan Maezumi Roshi, and a member of the White Plum Asanga. Junryu is also an Aikido instructor, holding the rank of 6th Dan, Shidoin. He will provide Zen practice interviews at 5:45 p.m. and meditation instruction for new students at 7, and will offer teisho. Please email the office if you wish to meet for a practice interview with Junryu Roshi.
NYZ, Samu (work practice), after morning service and zazen, October 1. This and every first Saturday of the month, we'll put our efforts into caring for the temple as we work together on various cleaning and upkeep projects. After morning service and zazen, we'll have a brief informal tea gathering before getting to work.
DBZ, Samu Weekend, October 7-9.
NYZ, Seiza Meditation and Shin Buddhist Teachings, October 8, 10, and 23. Rev. Miki Nakura, of Higashi Hongan-ji temple in Kyoto, and the Jodo-Shinshu Shin-Buddhist New York Sangha, will lead seiza meditation and give a Dharma talk in Japanese on Shin Buddhism on October 8, 2-5 p.m.; lead a seiza meditation and give a talk in English on October 10, 7-9 p.m.; and lead a longer seiza meditation on October 23, 3:30-5 p.m.
DBZ, Intro to Zen, October 14-16. Introduction to Zen weekend at Dai Bosatsu Zendo is a unique opportunity to experience an in-depth introduction to Rinzai Zen Buddhist practice in a monastic environment. The program begins on Friday with dinner, followed by a detailed orientation. 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. Our shika, Juyo Dennis Giacomo, will give a Dharma talk and will meet with with participants for a question-and-answer period. The weekend concludes with informal lunch and discussion on Sunday afternoon.
NYZ, Bodhidharma All-Day Sit, led by Hokuto Daniel Diffin Osho, Saturday, October 15, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. We will come together under the direction of Hokuto Daniel Diffin Osho to commemorate the life and teaching of the first Chinese ancestor of our Zen lineage. Doors open at 7:15 a.m. Hokuto Osho will offer a Dharma talk and practice interviews. A formal lunch will be served in the zendo. A suggested donation of $30 for members or $40 for nonmembers is appreciated.
NYZ, Book Discussion/Sangha Night, October 26, November 30, 8 p.m.
NYZ, Teisho by Junryu Roshi, October 27, November 17, December 15, 7 p.m.
NYZ, Samu (work practice), November 5, December 3, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
DBZ, Harvest Five-Day Sesshin, November 1-6.
NYZ, Soen Shaku Sesshin, led by Dokuro Roland Jaeckel Osho, Abbot of Charles River Zen. November 11-13.
NYZ, Shakuhachi Concert and Workshop, by Nyogetsu Ronnie Seldin, November 18, 7 p.m..
NYZ, Shojin Ryori, traditional Japanese Buddhist temple cuisine, November 19 and 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m..
DBZ, Thanksgiving Celebration, November 24-25.
DBZ, Rohatsu Sesshin, November 30-December 8.
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.
NEW YORK ZENDO EVENTS:
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. Please contact Riki Kixmiller to confirm attendance several days in advance.
Wednesdays 7-9: Zazen
Thursdays 7-9: Intro to Zen Meditation class and zazen
Fridays 7-9: Zazen
To make a reservation or for more information, contact the New York Zendo office.