Events for November 24, 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 »
Doors open at 9:30am. Mandala Day chanting service at 10am, with a live shakuhachi (bamboo flute) offering by Thomas Ryuraku Hack. Ryuraku has studied the traditional Japanese Honkyoku repertoire for approximately 15 years and has been licensed to teach the Kinko School Jin Nyodo style. Our Mandala Day service will be followed by walking meditation […]Find out more »
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. Seiza meditation is done in a kneeling position or seated on a chair with the body inclined slightly forward. When some of the first […]Find out more »
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