Thursday, May 31, 2018

"Moment to Moment" One-Day Sitting – July 7

This retreat is an introduction to Zen training and an opportunity for beginners and experienced sitters to plunge into the heart of Zen practice. Retreatants will experience a moderate schedule of zazen (eight periods of sitting meditation), samu (work practice), oryoki (formal meals) and sutra chanting.

July 7, 5 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Introduction to Zen Workshop: Fundamentals of Practice and Procedures – June 2

Returning to Forms and Rituals of Everyday Life
An introduction to the basics of Zen  

Instructor: Chris Katsuzen King.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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"No Beginning No End" Three-Day Sesshin – June 7-10

"No Beginning No End" Three-Day Sesshin

Sesshin, literally “to touch the Mind,” is an intensive meditation retreat to let go of the conditioned self and resume our original nature. This three-day practice period will allow us to still the mind from moment to moment and manifest realization of the Way. Begins Thursday June 7 and ends Sunday June 10.

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Kids Community: May 25 & 26

Kids Overnight - Campout Under the Stars Together!

An opportunity for Sangha Families and Friends to introduce their children to the Zen Center grounds. Pitch a tent and enjoy the Summer's evening sky.  Participate in morning and evening light meditation periods.  Outdoor marsh-mellow roast and S'mores under the Oaks.  Chant a short morning service.  Friday May 25 @ 3p.m. - Saturday May 26 @ 9a.m..

May 26, 2018
Saturday Community Student Talk: 11:00 a.m. Zendo
Talk will be given by Erik Schaerer, a long time student of Kwong-roshi (following zazen at 10:30).

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

2018 Spring Workfest: May 19, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Breathe new energy into the center with friends and family of the Sonoma Mountain Sangha.  Come and join us in maintaining temple grounds in the spirit of together-action.

A casual fun atmosphere with a delicious lunch, snacks, and beverages provided.  (No meditation or lecture schedule.)

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Angie Boissevain Dharma Talk - May 12

May 12, 2018
Saturday Community Dharma Talk: 11:00 a.m. (following Zazen at 10:30)

Talk will be given by Enji Boissevain-roshi, a Sōtō Zen roshi currently leading the Floating Zendo in San Jose, California. Angie was undergoing transmission with Kobun Ottogawa-roshi, but in 2002 Ottogawa-roshi died in Switzerland while trying to save his drowning daughter. In 2004, Angie received Dharma transmission at Jikoji from Vanja Palmers, Kobun’s Dharma heir. For many years Enji played a vital role at Jikoji Zen Center and was director and then teacher.

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