Tuesday, December 12, 2017

One day sitting - New Year's Entering the Gate | Sonoma Mountain Zen Center

Deepen your practice and join us from 5:15 am to 5 pm. An opportunity for beginners as well as experienced sitters to plunge into the heart of Zen practice.  8 periods of meditation, formal meals, chanting and mindfulness work practice.  Includes Friday 6 pm dinner and overnight stay. 

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Rohatsu Sesshin • Dec. 4-9 | Sunrise Ceremony "Founder Service"

Tetsuya "all night sitting" Saturday
December 9, 12 to 4 am
Sunrise Ceremony "Founder Service" Sat. Dec. 9, 6am

Rohatsu Sesshin Dec. 4-9

Monday, October 30, 2017

Community Gathering & Potluck: Wildfires Dedication on November 4

November 04, 2017
Community Gathering & Potluck: Wildfires Dedication: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Members as well as the public are invited to the Zen Center for a day of reflection honoring those that have lost their lives, the firefighters, police, first responders, and those that have been affected by the wildfires of Northern California.  We will have meditation, a silent walk bearing witness to the fire damaged area of our temple's land, offerings/ceremony at Shunryu Suzuki's memorial and ending with a sumptuous informal buffet potluck lunch.  Sharing Dharma, our personal experiences of the wildfire and food.
Please bring a good dish to share as an offering of good health and healing for everyone!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Message from the Abbot

My deep gratitude for all your thoughts, prayers and help - especially to our first responders, as well as to our courageous fierce Zen Fire Warriors - Because the FIRESTORM answered - as the flames died exactly at the fire-line right behind the foot of Suzuki-roshi's STUPA!  In our world of suffering, Sonoma Mountain ever so upholds a rare and calm space open for everyone's return.....


Nine Bows,

Zensan Jakusho Kwong-roshi

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Fall Study Group

We would like to invite you to join our fall study group that will start next week on Tuesday, October 3rd at 7:30pm. You will find the flier and the syllabus in the attachment.