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New Year’s Eve Celebration
December 31, 2020 @ 9:30 pm - January 1, 2021 @ 12:00 am
Let’s celebrate New Year’s Eve together in a Zoom meeting. We’ll begin zazen at 9:30 p.m., followed by a talk by Shinge Roshi at 10:15. Dai Bosatsu Zendo’s Daisho (big temple bell) will begin sounding at 11 p.m., and we’ll chant Kanzeon along with the DBZ residents. Prepare a bowl with a candle before the evening begins. Write down on a small piece of paper all the unhelpful conditioned behaviors from which you’d like to free yourself, and prepare the Verse of Purification from our sutra book, which can be found here. During the break after Shinge Roshi’s talk, we’ll offer these papers into the fire of our lit candle, chanting Purification, and then return to our screens for the DBZ Kanzeon ceremony at the Daisho. Afterward, we’ll gather around the warm fire of our Bodhisattva Vow, toast to a new year of returning health, wisdom, compassion, harmony, and prosperity, and have an informal discussion. We look forward to being with you! Donations gratefully accepted. The link for the event will be distributed through our email list. If you’d like to receive the access link and haven’t, please email us.
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