For the foreseeable future, the Center won’t be able to hold indoor sittings or events, but there are still a number of ways you can join with others and deepen your practice. When in doubt about what’s happening when, check the online calendar.
- Get yourself on the Center’s email list
We typically send out one email a week, letting our Sangha know about upcoming events. If you’d like to be on the list, email Trueman Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Zoom sittings
Our regular schedule of sittings is every Monday through Saturday from 7:00 to 8:00 in the morning and every Monday through Friday from 7:00 to 8:00 in the evening. There’s also a sitting on Sunday mornings, sometimes with teisho by Roshi or a Dharma talk from a senior student and sometimes just three rounds of zazen. You can find more about how to join here.
- Audio streaming
Besides Zoom sittings, there is also a schedule (a bit more rigorous) that trainees follow, which is broadcast on Mixlr. You can listen in and sit along with residents of Arnold Park. The link is here.
You can also listen live to teishos and Dharma talks on Sundays when they are given.
- Finding Your Seat sessions
Advice and support for establishing a zazen practice is available most Saturdays from 11:00 to noon. More info here.
- Teishos and Dharma talks
As mentioned above, we often have a talk during our Sunday morning sittings. If you can’t tune in then, they’re posted as podcasts here, and you can browse through previous talks going back to 2007.
- Zoom meetings of Center groups
- Extended sittings
We hold frequent extending sittings on Sundays, beginning in the morning at 6:15 and ending in the afternoon at 3:30. More information and the date of the next one scheduled is here.
- Online sesshin
Although in-person sesshins aren’t possible right now, we’ve been pleasantly surprised by the strength of sesshin online. You can learn more here and find out how to apply.
- Dokusan and Private Instruction
With the exception of sesshin, dokusan with Roshi Kjolhede (via Zoom or FaceTime) is only available to members. You can email him to set a time at email@example.com.
- Center Work Days
While the weather is warm, we’ve been able to hold workdays at Chapin Mill and volunteers have come in to Arnold Park to help out our skeleton staff. If you’d like to help out and have a bit of (socially distanced) human contact, email Trueman.