Upcoming Events Calendar

December 2014 – January 2015

Dec
25
Thu
No Morning Zazen & Service
Dec 25 @ 6:45 am – Dec 26 @ 10:00 am

Happy Holidays! The schedule will resume on Saturday with Come As You Are.

Dec
26
Fri
No Zazen
Dec 26 all-day

There is not zazen today.

Dec
27
Sat
Come As You Are Zen
Dec 27 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

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 short period of meditation followed by a talk on a Buddhist topic. There will be time for a discussion and a short meditation after the talk. The topics are aimed at the beginner as well as the advanced practitioner. Everyone is welcome. 8:30 – 8:50 a.m. meditation 9 – 10:30 a.m. lecture/discussion

Dec
30
Tue
No Tuesday Morning Schedule
Dec 30 @ 6:45 am – 8:00 am

There will be no evening schedule tonight.

Dec
31
Wed
2014 New Year’s Eve
Dec 31 @ 9:00 pm – 12:30 am

Dear Friends, Ocean Gate will be offering our annual New Year’s Eve Ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 31st. We begin with cleaning as it is traditional to clean and prepare the temple for the coming year. During the ‘Social time’ we will make notes for the Fire Ceremony which express our wishes for the coming year. During the Fire Ceremony we burn the notes and the altar cards commemorating the passing of loved ones during 2014. Returning to the zendo we meditate and hit the zendo bell 108 times to herald the New Year. Finally we end with a service and the giving of Ofudo. Ofudo are offering/blessing cards for our home altars. You are welcome to join the festivities at any time during the evening. Best wishes for the coming year from Ocean Gate Zen Center
 

New Year’s Eve Schedule 2014-2015

9-10 p.m. Zendo Cleaning

10 pm: Tea, Talk, and Social Time

10:20 pm: Fire Ceremony

10:50 Zazen

11:20 Walking/Kinhin

11:30 Zazen, during which we ring the bell 108 times

Midnight: Closing Ceremony/Service

 
Jan
2
Fri
Friday Morning Well-Being Service
Jan 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

Every Friday morning our service is dedicated to the well-being of those who are suffering and those who have passed on. We begin with a 40 minute period of zazen at 9 a.m. followed by service. This service is a renewal of our Buddhist vows, recitations of Buddhist sutras for well-being and a dedication. If there is someone you would like to receive a dedication of well-being or remembrance of passing, please come to this service. We will add this person or person’s (including pets) name to our dedication. Everyone is welcome.

Jan
3
Sat
Come As You Are Zen
Jan 3 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

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 short period of meditation followed by a talk on a Buddhist topic. There will be time for a discussion and a short meditation after the talk. The topics are aimed at the beginner as well as the advanced practitioner. Everyone is welcome. 8:30 – 8:50 a.m. meditation 9 – 10:30 a.m. lecture/discussion

Jan
9
Fri
Friday Morning Well-Being Service
Jan 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

Every Friday morning our service is dedicated to the well-being of those who are suffering and those who have passed on. We begin with a 40 minute period of zazen at 9 a.m. followed by service. This service is a renewal of our Buddhist vows, recitations of Buddhist sutras for well-being and a dedication. If there is someone you would like to receive a dedication of well-being or remembrance of passing, please come to this service. We will add this person or person’s (including pets) name to our dedication. Everyone is welcome.

Jan
10
Sat
Come As You Are Zen
Jan 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

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 short period of meditation followed by a talk on a Buddhist topic. There will be time for a discussion and a short meditation after the talk. The topics are aimed at the beginner as well as the advanced practitioner. Everyone is welcome. 8:30 – 8:50 a.m. meditation 9 – 10:30 a.m. lecture/discussion

Jan
16
Fri
Friday Morning Well-Being Service
Jan 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

Every Friday morning our service is dedicated to the well-being of those who are suffering and those who have passed on. We begin with a 40 minute period of zazen at 9 a.m. followed by service. This service is a renewal of our Buddhist vows, recitations of Buddhist sutras for well-being and a dedication. If there is someone you would like to receive a dedication of well-being or remembrance of passing, please come to this service. We will add this person or person’s (including pets) name to our dedication. Everyone is welcome.

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