Here’s a letter sent to the editor of the Santa Cruz Sentinel Sept. 21, 2015: “I go from home to swim and back so [I] don’t take much money [with me]. Today my [swim] goggles broke; I had to get out of the water, go to the desk and buy a new set ($10). [Not having enough money with me] I gave $6 … [I planned to pay the rest later, but….] I...Read More
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...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 email@example.com.Read More
Date: Monday October 26, 7 p.m. @ Bookshop Santa Cruz Bookshop Santa Cruz Link for event. Daijaku’s book “Trust, Realization, and the Self in Soto Zen Practice will be available at the booksigning or through the University of Hawaii Press. Please come and celebrate with her at Bookshop Santa Cruz.
Roshi Zenkei Blanche Hartman’s book is now available through Shambhala Press or Amazon. This book is so heartfelt, so well written that it is destine to be a Zen classic. Like Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, no matter how long you have been practicing it will be of interest. Cost $16.95.
Following our Saturday morning Dharma talk, Ocean Gate Zen Center will celebrate the offering of food, incense, music, chanting and sweet tea to sooth hungry ghosts during this annual Segaki Ceremony. Everyone is welcome. See the Events October calendar page for more information.
Daily Schedules 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.