Email: May 11, 2018

Buddha’s Birthday on the Horizon Spring is here, trees are flowering, and in just two weeks we’ll have our celebration of the Buddha’s Birthday. Everyone is welcome, young, old, frisky, decrepit, human or non-biting pet, Center member or not. If you’d like to help out in the days leading up to, or during, our set-up…

Email: May 3, 2018

New “Finding-Your-Seat” Series After some experimentation, we’re pretty happy with the format for our Finding-Your-Seat program, which runs on Saturday mornings between Introductory Workshops. Whether you’re new to sitting and the Zen Center or not, please join us if you’d like help getting your sitting habit established and becoming more comfortable with coming to the…

Finding Your Seat

Although Zen practice is simple and direct, it’s not easy, and getting the habit of daily sitting established can be difficult. Between Introductory Workshops, the Center offers a series of Saturday sessions that aim to help with that. Anyone who’s attended a Workshop, whether you’ve become a member yet or not, is welcome. Sessions are…

Buddha’s Birthday Weekend

Please join us the weekend of May 25 – May 27 for a celebration of the Buddha’s birthday. Friday, May 25: Temple Night/Jukai 6:15 p.m. Children’s Jukai (in the Buddha Hall) Refreshments for children immediately after the ceremony (in the dining room) 7:00 p.m. Temple Night concluding around 9:10 with Jukai (Taking-the-Precepts) An unstructured time…

All-day Sitting

Here are details for the next scheduled all-day sitting: All-day Sitting Sunday, February 24 Daily sittings at the Center are great, but each all-day sitting is a chance to wade further into the waters of zazen. You’ll get a break from stress, a taste of a sesshin day, and maybe even a new perspective on…

Email: April 27, 2018

Roshi’s 70th Birthday! Cake, spreads, focaccia bread, and other surprises await for the upcoming brunch, this Sunday, April 29, in honor of our teacher. Seeing Through Racism Meeting, Sunday May 6 An invitation from the Committee: The Seeing through Racism Committee, with the support of the Sangha Engagement Committee, is communicating with a local community…