Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Temple Benefit 2018 | "Coming Alive" – Building for Future Generations

Benefit For Sonoma Mountain Zen Center's 
New Meditation Hall and Community Building

SEPTEMBER 8th  11:00am - 3:00pm
Coming alive! Celebrate and support the 2nd phase or the Mandala Temple Project. Join us for an elegant, intimate afternoon of Zen on the tranquil mountainside. The event features the highly anticipated live musical performance by Alam Khan playing Indian classical raga on the Sarode accompanied by Manik Khan and Nilan Chaudhuri on Tabla. Treat yourself to an authentic traditional Omotesenke tea ceremony and a bento box lunch with dessert and refreshments under the ancient oak trees. Support our raffle featuring original calligraphy by Jakusho Kwong-roshi and be a winner! - All proceeds go towards our new meditation hall and community building.  Support our Raffle and Be a Winner! All proceeds go to the construction of our new meditation hall and community building.  Temple Benefit flier.
Tickets Limited (tea ceremony, concert, bento box): $100 (kids free)
Purchase in person, online or call (707) 545-8105.

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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