Upcoming Events Calendar

Oct
3
Fri
Friday Morning Well-Being Service
Oct 3 @ 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.

Oct
4
Sat
Come As You Are Zen
Oct 4 @ 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

Oct
7
Tue
Zazen Instruction
Oct 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Zazen Instruction is the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.

Please wear comfortable clothing.

You may sit on a chair, a meditation cushion or a bench.

Our style of meditation is called shikantanza, which means ‘to just sit’.

Oct
9
Thu
Thursday Class/Sandokai @ Ocean Gate Zen Center
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

On Thursday night from September 18-October 23 (excluding October 2) Shinshu will be teaching a class on Sandokai (Merging of Difference and Unity). The Sandokai is a Chinese Zen poem considered an important text for understanding practice and the nature of reality. Everyone is welcome and the class is by donation.

Oct
10
Fri
Friday Morning Well-Being Service
Oct 10 @ 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.

Oct
11
Sat
Come As You Are Zen
Oct 11 @ 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

Oct
16
Thu
Thursday Class/Sandokai @ Ocean Gate Zen Center
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

On Thursday night from September 18-October 23 (excluding October 2) Shinshu will be teaching a class on Sandokai (Merging of Difference and Unity). The Sandokai is a Chinese Zen poem considered an important text for understanding practice and the nature of reality. Everyone is welcome and the class is by donation.

Oct
17
Fri
Friday Morning Well-Being Service
Oct 17 @ 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.

Oct
18
Sat
Come As You Are Zen
Oct 18 @ 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

Oct
24
Fri
Friday Morning Well-Being Service
Oct 24 @ 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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