Ceremony of Gratitude

On November 24, the Sunday before Thanksgiving, the Center will hold our annual Ceremony of Gratitude, beginning with zazen at 8:30 am. In some ways, Thanksgiving is the most Buddhist of national holidays – a time when we pause to contemplate all the things we are grateful for. During the ceremony, offerings will be made…

Email: November 14

From Roshi on This Season of Ceremonies Tomorrow (Thursday, November 15) ushers in the late-fall run of ceremonies at the Center. Each of them offers a way to have our root Zen practice enriched by the “leaves and branches” that are the more religious features of traditional Zen practice. Devotions transmit the Dharma by non-verbal…

Email: November 3

Ceremony of Aid, Thursday, November 15 We hold this ceremony each year on the Thursday before Thanksgiving, as a way of sending spiritual and material aid to those suffering from hunger throughout the world. During the ceremony, there will be an opportunity to make a monetary donation to Oxfam, and the Center will match our…