Events for April 28, 2019
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Please join us for our Introduction to Zen Weekend, a unique opportunity to experience Rinzai Zen Buddhist practice in a monastic environment. The program begins with an orientation late Friday afternoon. Throughout the weekend we focus intensively on the central elements of Zen practice: zazen (seated meditation with attention to posture and breath), chanting, jihatsu […]Find out more »
A temple cuisine workshop with Masami Asao, Saturday and Sunday, April 27th or 28th, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Learn delicious, traditional Japanese recipes in a beautiful temple setting. Shojin ryori is an ancient form of Buddhist temple cooking that uses only simple, seasonal plant-based ingredients (no meat, fish, eggs, or even strong-smelling vegetables such as onions […]Find out more »
Rev. Miki Nakura, of Higashi Hongan-ji temple in Kyoto, and the Jodo-Shinshu Shin Buddhist New York Sangha, will lead a seiza meditation in English. Seiza meditation is done in a kneeling position or seated on a chair with the body inclined slightly forward. When some of the first Westerners, such as Ruth Fuller Sasaki, went […]Find out more »
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