This is an informal Saturday morning program focused on investigating Buddhist teachings for creating ease and skillful response in our daily life. The program begins with a talk on a Buddhist topic or Buddhist view of current events, followed by a discussion and a short meditation. The topics are aimed at the beginner as well as the advanced practitioner. Everyone is welcome. Saturday mornings 8:30 – 8:50 a.m. meditation 9 – 10:30 a.m. lecture & discussion Day and night Night and day, The way of Dharma as everyday life; In each act our hearts Resonate with the call of the sutra. Dōgen Zenji (trans. Steven...Read More
Each week Shinshu finds and comments upon a quotation that she thinks is relevant to our practice. We do not post all of the quotations and commentaries. If you would like to subscribe the the list serve and receive the weekly quotations please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Read More
Every year our Sangha, regardless of one’s sex or gender come together to march at the Pride march in Santa Cruz. We also have a Gratitude Booth where people write and post things for which they are grateful. At the end of the year these wishes are read aloud and burned in the New Year’s fire.
By popular demand a reshowing of “Zen” a biopic on Dogen Zenji
Movie nights begin at 7 p.m. Bring a drink, or movie treat to share.
Tuesday and Thursday a.m. Zazen: 6:45-7:25 a.m. Service: 7:25-7:45 a.m. Community Bow-in: 7:45-8 a.m. Friday morning well-being/gratitude service: 9 a.m. zazen followed by service. Saturday Dharma Talk: 8:30 a.m. zazen, 9 a.m. Dharma Talk.