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August, 2017

Thursday, 8/3: Ryaku Fusatsu: Full Moon Bodhisattva Service [Opens 6:45 P.M.]

Sunday, 8/6: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Fellowship [Opens 9:15] with Seiso, Sensei

Sunday, 8/13: Simply Silent Sitting [Opens 9:15]

Sunday, 8/20: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Fellowship [Opens 9:15] with Seiso, Sensei

Sunday, 8/27: Simply Silent Sitting [Opens 9:15]

Thursday, 8/31: Ryaku Fusatsu: Full Moon Bodhisattva Service [Opens 6:45 P.M.]

Please Note: Zendo will be closed 9/1- 9/9 Re-opens: Sunday 9/10

July, 2017

Thursday, 6/29 – Sunday, 7/2 Wheel of Life Sesshin, St. Benedict Retreat Center, Schuyler, NE, with Lincoln Zen Center

Sunday, 7/2: Simply Silent Sitting [Opens 9:15]

Saturday, 7/8: “Sitting Within the Impulse of the Poem” Wurtsboro Art Center with Seiso Sensei & Kagayaki Karen Morris: 5:00- 6:30

Sunday, 7/9: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Fellowship [Opens 9:15] “The Eyes are Horizontal; the Nose is Vertical with Seiso, Sensei

Saturday, 7/15: “Ushin Waka Walk” with Seiso Sensei: 9:00 -12:00 at Ten Mile River Access.

Sunday, 7/16:  Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Fellowship [Opens 9:15] “Menzan and the Tranquil Slow-walking Buddha” with Seiso, Sensei

Sunday, 7/23: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Fellowship [Opens 9:15] followed by Two Rivers Zen Center Open House

Sunday, 7/30 Simply Silent Sitting & Work Practice [Opens 9:15]

Looking Ahead

Shodo Brush-painting class Led by: Kyoshin Lohr

Friday, August 4, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

The class covers: brush holding techniques; inking the brush; painting enso and lily leaves. Class limited to 6 participants, $20 fee, supplies included. Register Here

 

Introduction to the Ten Ox herding Pictures with Seiso Sensei

Created by 12th-century Chinese master Kakuan, the 10 Oxherding Pictures, and accompanying poems function to graphically portray the path of enlightenment from the Zen Buddhist perspective. Seiso Sensei will facilitate a discussion that views this series from the realizational perspective of Soto Zen with practical significance for engendering personal growth and exercising wisdom and compassion for self and others in everyday life.

June, 2017

Thursday, 6/1: Ryaku Fusatsu Full Moon Bodhisattva Service [Opens: 7:00]

Friday, 6/2 – Sunday, 6/4: Sesshin at Himalayan Institute

Sunday, 6/11: Simply Silent Sitting [Opens 9:15]

Sunday, 6/18: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Fellowship [Opens 9:15]                                                                                                Ox Herding with Seiso Sensei

Sunday, 6/25: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Fellowship [Opens 9:15]                                                                                                T.B.A.

Thursday, 6/29: Ryaku Fusatsu Full Moon Bodhisattva Service [Opens: 7:00]

Thursday, 6/29 – Sunday, 7/2: LZC Annual Sesshin Benedictine Retreat Center, Schuyler, Nebraska with Seiso, Sensei. Details Here

 

May, 2017 

Thursday, 5/4: Ryaku Fusatsu Full Moon Bodhisattva Service [Opens: 7:00]

Sunday, 5/7: Zendo Closed

Sunday, 5/14: Simply Silent Sitting [Opens 9:15]

Friday, 5/19: Solitary Moon: Poetry Reading, Discussion & Book Signing [6:00 – 7:30 P.M.]

Sunday, 5/21: Narrowsburg Temple Formal Dedication with Dai-En Bennage, Roshi [Opens: 9:00 A.M.]

Sunday, 5/28: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Fellowship [Opens 9:15]                                                                                                Ox Herding with Seiso Sensei

April, 2017

Sunday, 4/2: Narrowsburg Zendo Opening Sesshin

Saturday, 4/8: Realizational Practice Studies, N.Y.C.: [11:15 – 12:30]

Sunday, 4/9: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Fellowship [Opens 9:15]

Wednesday, 4/12: Realizational Practice Studies, N.Y.C.: [11:00 – 12:00]

Sunday, 4/16: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Fellowship [Opens 9:15]

Sunday, 4/22: Simply Silent Sitting [Opens: 9:15]

Wednesday, 4/26: Realizational Practice Studies, N.Y.C.: [11:00 – 12:00]

Sunday, 4/30: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Fellowship [Opens 9:15]

March, 2017

Wednesday, 3/1: Realizational Practice Studies, N.Y.C.: [11:00 – 12:00]

Thursday, 3/2: Ryaku Fusatsu: Full Moon Bodhisattva Service [Opens: 7:00 P.M.]

Saturday, 3/4: Zazenkai [7:15- 3:40] Details Here

Sunday, 3/5: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Fellowship [Opens 9:15]

Saturday, 3/11: Realizational Studies, N.Y.C. “Wheel of Life” [11:15 – 12:30]

Sunday, 3/12: Simply Silent Sitting Sunday [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Sunday, 3/19: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk Myoki Marcia Nehemiah: “Being the Bow: Mainly Practice” & Fellowship [opens 9:15].

Sunday, 3/26:Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Fellowship [Opens 9:15]

Thursday, 3/30: Ryaku Fusatsu: Full Moon Bodhisattva Service [Opens: 7:00 P.M.]

January, 2017

Sunday, 1/8: Winter Ango [Practice Period] opens with:

Simply Silent Sitting Sunday [Opens 9:15 A.M.],

Sunday, 1/15:Ryaku Fusatsu: Full Moon Bodhisattva Service

Sunday, 1/22: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Fellowship [Opens 9:15]

Thursday, 1/26: Ryaku Fusatsu: Full Moon Bodhisattva Service Zendo Opens: 7:00, Zazen 7:10, Service 7:40. Entry Times: 7:00 – 7:10, 7:40 Only.

Sunday, 1/29: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk, Tea & Fellowship [Zendo Opens 9:15] “Realizing the Ox”  with Seiso Paul Cooper, Sensei

 

December, 2016

Sunday, 12/4 Zazen, Service Dharma Talk , Tea & Fellowship

Saturday, 12/10 Vigil for Leonard Cohen

Sunday, 12/11 Simply Silent Sitting Sunday

Sunday, 12/18 Zazen, Service Dharma Talk , Tea & FellowshipNovember, 2016

Friday, 12/23 Zazen & Informal Tea [Zendo opens 5:15.

November, 2016

Sunday, 11/6:Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Fellowship [Opens 9:15]

Saturday, 11/12: Zen & Bion: Clinical Practice, Personal Integration: 6 hour Master Class

Expressive Therapies Summit in N.Y.C. with Seiso, Sensei Details Here: Expressive Therapies Summit

Sunday, 11/13: Simply Silent Sitting Sunday [Opens 9:15 A.M.],

Thursday, 11/17: Ryaku Fusatsu: Full Moon Bodhisattva Service Zendo Opens: 7:00, Zazen 7:10, Service 7:40. Entry Times: 7:00 – 7:10, 7:40 Only.

Sunday, 11/20: Zazen,Ryaku Fusatsu: Full Moon Bodhisattva Service, Dharma Talk: Myoki Marcia Nehemiah: “Being a Spiritual Life”

Sunday, 11/27:Simply Silent Sitting Sunday [Opens 9:15 A.M.],

Upcoming:

Friday, 12/9 – Sunday, 12/11: Rohatsu Weekend Sesshin

Affiliate: Lincoln Zen Center- Lotus Temple, Lincoln, Nebraska

October, 2016

Sunday, 10/2: Simply Silent Sitting Sunday [Opens 9:15 A.M.],

Thursday, 10/6 – Sunday, 10/9: Annual Retreat with Stillpoint Zen Community led by Shohaku Okumura, Roshi at Villa Maria Retreat House, Villa Maria, PA.

Thursday, 10/13: Ryaku Fusatsu: Full Moon Bodhisattva Service Zendo Opens: 7:00, Zazen 7:10, Service 7:40

Sunday, 10/15: Zazen,Ryaku Fusatsu: Full Moon Bodhisattva Service,Dharma Talk with Seiso Paul Cooper, Sensei

Sunday, 10/22:Simply Silent Sitting Sunday [Opens 9:15 A.M.],

Sunday, 10/29: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Fellowship [Opens 9:15] 

September, 2016

Sunday, 9/4: Zendo Closed for Labor Day Weekend

Sunday, 9/11: Fall Practice Period Begins: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk with Myoki Marcia Nehemiah: Dogen’s “Bussho

Thursday, 9/15: Ryaku Fusatsu: Full Moon Bodhisattva Service Zendo Opens: 7:00, Zazen 7:10, Service 7:40

Sunday, 9/18: Zazen,Ryaku Fusatsu: Full Moon Bodhisattva Service,Dharma Talk with Seiso Paul Cooper, Sensei

Sunday, 9/25:Simply Silent Sitting Sunday [Opens 9:15 A.M.],

Wednesday, 9/28 – Sunday, 10/2: Soto Zen Teacher’s Association Conference & Retreat

Camp Courage Conference & Retreat  Center, Maple Lake, Minnesota

August, 2016

Thursday, 8/4 – Sunday, 8/7: Annual Retreat with Lincoln Zen Center at St. Benedict Retreat Center, NE.

Sunday, 8/7: Simply Silent Sitting Sunday [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Sunday, 8/14:Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk with Seiso Paul Cooper, Sensei

Thursday, 8/18: Ryaku Fusatsu: Full Moon Bodhisattva Service

Sunday, 8/21: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk with Seiso Paul Cooper, Sensei

Sunday, 8/28: Simply Silent Sitting Sunday [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

July, 2016

Sunday, 7/3 Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk with Seiso Paul Cooper, Sensei

Sunday, 7/10:Simply Silent Sitting Sunday [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Sunday, 7/17: Zazenkai Details Here [Zendo Opens 7:15]

Thursday, 7/21: Ryaku Fusatsu: Full Moon Bodhisattva Service

Sunday, 7/24: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk with Seiso Paul Cooper, Sensei

Sunday, 7/31:Simply Silent Sitting Sunday [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Friday, 7/29 – Sunday, 7/31: Buddhist Education Institute, Koan Study: Indian Creek Zen Farm with Sojun Diane Martin, Roshi. Special Event: Marta Dabis: Priest Ordination scheduled prior to Institute on Friday, 7/29.

June, 2016

Friday, 6/3- Sunday, 6/5: Silent Illumination Spring Sesshin

Tuesday, 6/7 Advanced Temari Class with Myoki Marcia Nehemiah [Zazen 5:10 -5:30]

Sunday, 6/12: Simply Silent Sitting Sunday [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Sunday, 6/19: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk with Seiso Paul Cooper, Sensei

Sunday, 6/26:Simply Silent Sitting Sunday [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Tuesday 6/14, 6/21 & 6/28: 7:00 – 8:30 P.M. MITPP Summer Workshop Series: “”Actualizing a Realizational Practice: Zen Meditation & Psychoanalysis” Registration Details:

May, 2016

Sunday, 5/1:  Spring Zazenkai

Sunday, 5/8: Simply Silent Sitting Sunday [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Sunday, 5/15: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk with Seiso Paul Cooper, Sensei

Thursday, 5/19:  Full Moon Bodhisattva Service. [Opens 6:45 P.M.]                                     [Sanga Member’s Form Practice: 5:30 -6:30]

Sunday, 5/22: Simply Silent Sitting Sunday [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Sunday, 5/29: Zendo Closed for Memorial Day Weekend

Looking Ahead:

2016

Friday, 6/3 – Sunday, 6/5: Weekend Sesshin

Tuesday, 6/7: Advanced Temari Workshop with Myoki Marcia Nehemiah 5:30-7:30. Zendo opens: 5:00. Optional Sitting: 5:10-5:30

April, 2016

Sunday, 4/3: Simply Silent Sitting Sunday [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Friday, 4/8- Sunday, 4/10: “Actualizing a Realizational Practice: Zen Buddhism & Psychoanalysis”Weekend Retreat at Garrison Institute, Garrison, N.Y.

Sunday, 4/10: Honesdale Zendo closed for retreat

Sunday, 4/17: Simply Silent Sitting Sunday [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 4/21:  Full Moon Bodhisattva Service. [Opens 6:45 P.M.]

Sunday, 4/24: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk: Dogen’s Immo” with Seiso Paul Cooper

March, 2016

Sunday, 3/6: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk: “Wind & Flag” Dogen’s Immo” with Seiso Paul Cooper

Sunday, 3/6: Temari Class with Myoki Nehemiah: 1:00 to 5:30. [Details & Registration Info Here]

Sunday, 3/13: Simply Silent Sitting Sunday [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Sunday, 3/13: Soto Zen & Tibetan Buddhism: Two Perspectives on Psychoanalysis

National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis, 40 W.13th St. N.Y.C. 5:30 – 7:30.

Thursday, 3/17: Lincoln Zen Center, Lincoln, NE. Dogen’s Immo: “Being Suchness.”

Sunday, 3/20: To Be Announced

Thursday, 3/24:  Full Moon Bodhisattva Service. [Opens 6:45 P.M.]

Sunday, 3/27: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk: “Nothing to Fix” with Myoki Marcia Nehemiah.

February, 2016

Sunday, 2/7: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk

“Falling & Rising: Dogen’s Immo” with Seiso Paul Cooper

Sunday, 2/14: Simply Silent Sitting Sunday [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 2/18: Full Moon Bodhisattva Service. [Opens 6:45 P.M.]

Sunday, 2/21: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk {Zendo opens: 9:15 A.M.].

“Who Are You? Who Am I?” with Myoki Marcia Nehemiah

Sunday, 2/21: Temari Class with Myoki Nehemiah: 1:00 to 5:30. [Details & Registration Info Here]

January, 2016

Sunday, 1/10: Opening Winter Ango [Practice Period] Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk

“Time-Killing-Corpse & Linji’s True Man” with by: Kagayaki Karen Morris

Sunday 1/17:Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk  “Dogen’s Immo” with Seiso Paul Cooper, Sensei

Sunday, 1/24: Simply Silent Sitting Sunday [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Tuesday, 1/26: Temari Class with Myoki Nehemiah: 10:30 to 3:30 with optional 20-minute sitting at 10:00. [Details & Registration Info Here]

Thursday, 1/28: Board Meeting 5:45 P.M.

Thursday, 1/28: Full Moon Bodhisattva Service.

December, 2015

Thursday, 12/3: Full Moon Bodhisattva Service.

Sunday 12/6: Simply Silent Sitting Sunday [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Friday, 12/11-Sunday, 12/13: Rohatsu Sesshin at Two Rivers Zendo, Honesdale, PA.

Sunday, 12/13- 10:00 – Noon: Shiho Dharma Transmission of Seiso Paul Cooper, Sensei Ceremony and Celebration, with ojun Fiane Martin, Roshi

Tuesday, 12/15: Temari Class, Session 3, “Sewing the Rose Garden Pattern,” with Myoki Nehemiah: 10:30 to 3:30 with optional 20-minute sitting at 10:00. Prerequisite: Completion of Temari Class: Session-1. [Details & Registration Info Here]

Sunday, 12/20: Service, Dharma Talk

Monday, 12/21 – Wednesday, 12/30 Zendo Closed

Thursday, 12/31- Third Annual Oshogatsu ringing of the 108 bells, Beginning 8:00 P.M.

November, 2015

Sunday 11/1: Simply Silent Sitting Sunday [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 11/5: Full Moon Bodhisattva Service.

Sunday, 11/8: Special Program: “Running Into a Burning House: A Zen Perspective on Empowering Activism in Response to the Global Issue of Sex-Trafficking” with Kagayaki Karen Morris 10:15 a.m. Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Berlin Township Community Center, Beach Lake, PA,

Sunday, 11/15: Simply Silent Sitting Sunday [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Tuesday, 11/17: Temari Class, Session 2, “Sewing the Rose Garden Pattern,” with Myoki Nehemiah: 10:30 to 3:30 with optional 20-minute sitting at 10:00. Prerequisite: Completion of Temari Class: Session-1. [Details & Registration Info Here]

Sunday, 11/22: Service, Dharma Talk: “All About the Breath” with Kyoshin Penelope Lohr [Opens 9:15].

Thursday, 11/26- Sunday, 11/29: Zendo Closed: Thanksgiving Holiday

 

October, 2015

Thursday, 10/1: Full Moon Bodhisattva Service.

Sunday 10/4:  Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk: Seiso Paul Cooper, Sensei [Opens 9:15].

Thursday, 10/8 – Sunday, 10/11: Annual Genzo-e Sesshin with Shohaku Okumura, Roshi, Villa Maria Retreat House, Villa Maria, PA, [with Stillpoint Zen Community of Pittsburg].

Sunday, 10/11: Court Street Zendo, Bendowaji Temple closed

Sunday, 10/18 Simply Silent Sitting Sunday [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Saturday, 10/24: Zen Arts Temari Sewing Workshop with Myoki Marcia Nehemiah, 1:30-4:30. Limited Registration: Details Here

Sunday, 10/25: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk: T.B.A. [Opens 9:15]

September, 2015

Sunday, 9/13 Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk: Seiso Paul Cooper, Sensei, Elements of Fukanzazengi,

“Universal Instruction for Zen Meditation”

Sunday, 9/20 Simply Silent Sitting Sunday [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

September 25 – 27  Weekend Retreat “Actualizing a Realizational Practice: Zen & Psychoanalysis”  [Details Here]

August, 2015

Sunday, 8/2 Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk: Kagayaki Karen Morris “The Wondrous Lotus Sutra”

Thursday, 8/6 Full Moon Bodhisattva Service.

Sunday, 8/9 Simply Silent Sitting Sunday [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Discussion

July, 2015

Thursday, 7/2

Sunday, 7/5 Closed for Independence Day Weekend

Sunday, 7/12 Simply Silent Sitting Sunday [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Sunday, 7/19 Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk: Seiso Paul Cooper, Sensei, Elements of Fukanzazengi,

“Universal Instruction for Zen Meditation”

Sunday, 7/26 To Be Announced

 

June, 2015

Thursday, 6/4: Full Moon Bodhisattva Service.

Sunday, 6/7:  Zazenkai: All Day Silent Retreat

Sunday, 6/14: Simply Silent Sitting Sunday [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Sunday, 6/21: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk: Seiso Paul Cooper, Sensei, “Moon in a Dewdrop Informal Tea [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Sunday, 6/28: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk: & Informal Tea [Opens 9:15]

Looking Ahead:

Friday – Sunday, July 24- 26: Sesshin Sponsored by: Lincoln Zen Center at St. Benedict Retreat Center, Schuyler, Nebraska

Registration Info: Here

Friday – Sunday, July 31 – August 2: Wheel of Life and Death Retreat Sponsored by: Indian Creek Zen Farm, Wedron, Illinois

Registration Info Here

August 30th Zazenkai: All Day Silent Retreat

September 25 – 27  Weekend Retreat “Actualizing a Realizational Practice: Zen & Psychoanalysis”  [Details Here]

 

May, 2015

Sunday, 5/3:  Zazenkai: All Day Silent Retreat

Thursday, 5/7: Full Moon Bodhisattva Service.

Sunday, 5/10: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk: Seiso Paul Cooper, Sensei, “Universal Principles of Meditation,” Informal Tea [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Sunday, 5/17: Simply Silent Sitting Sunday [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Sunday, 5/24: Zendo Closed for Memorial Day Weekend

Sunday, 5/31: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk: & Informal Tea [Opens 9:15]

Looking Ahead:

June 7th Zazenkai [Special Sangha Practice Refinement: Kinhin & Ryaku Fusatsu]

, 2015

Thursday, 4/2: Full Moon Bodhisattva Service.

Sunday, 4/5: Spring Break – Zendo Closed

Sunday, 4/12: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk: Seiso Paul Cooper, Sensei, “The Oneness of Practice & Realization,” Informal Tea [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Saturday, 4/18: “Let the Spring Breeze Enter” – Haiku Writing Workshop 10:00 A.M – 1:00 P.M. Details Here

Sunday, 4/19: Simply Silent Sitting Sunday [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Sunday, 4/26: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk: Kyoshin Lohr, “Confessions of a Joy Junkie.” & Informal Tea [Opens 9:15]

Looking Ahead:

May 3 Zazenkai

June 7th Sangha Zazenkai [Special Practice Refinement: Kinhin & Ryaku Fusatsu]

August 30th Zazenkai

September 25 – 27  Weekend Retreat “Actualizing a Realizational Practice: Dogen & Bion”  [Details Here]

 

 

 

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“Let the Spring Breeze Enter”

Haiku Writing Workshop

Saturday, April 18th, 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

Ezra Pound has described poetry as “condensed language.” At seventeen or less sounds, the haiku is the most condensed poetic form. Workshop participants will:

~ experience a complete immersion into the world of haiku;

~ get an overview of the structure and sensibility of writing haiku from making initial observations, evoking inspiration, structuring, and completing traditional style haiku;

~ review content, structure and style for individual and linked haiku styles that contribute to a successful English language haiku;

~ explore the potential layers of meaning and emotion along with philosophical and spiritual implications that are condensed into these terse, brief, concise, evocative simple poems.

About the Facilitator 

 Seiso Paul Cooper, Sensei is the author of books, articles and poems. His poems have been published internationally and translated into Japanese, Russian, Hungarian and Italian. His recently published collection of haiku Still Standing: Three Stones Haiku has been highly praised. As an internationally acknowledged Zen teacher and psychoanalyst he is an experienced workshop facilitator and master teacher.

Workshop Location:

Two Rivers Zen Community, 926 Court St. [2nd. Floor]

[Please note: Mailing Address: P.O.Box 1036, Honesdale, PA. 18431]

Honesdale, PA. 18431

Tuition $30

Co-Sponsors:

Two Rivers Zen Community

and

Wayne County Arts Alliance

Please note: Enrollment is limited. Your completed registration and tuition payment confirms registration on a first register, first confirmed basis. Mail your check or money order payable to TRZC, P.O. Box 1036 Honesdale, PA. 18431

March, 2015

Sunday, 3/1: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Informal Tea [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 3/5: Full Moon Bodhisattva Service.

Sunday, 3/8: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Informal Tea [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 3/12: Zazen, Morning Sitting & Heart Sutra 8:00 – 9:30 A.M. [ Opens 7:45 A.M. – First sitting: 8:00 A.M.]

Friday, 3/13: Zen Meditation, Reverie and Psychoanalytic Listening, “Art of Listening: Psychoanalytic Transformations” AAPCSW Conference, Durham Convention Center, Durham, N.C. 1:30 – 3:00 P.M.

Sunday, 3/15: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Informal Tea [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 3/19:Zazen, Morning Sitting & Heart Sutra 8:00 – 9:30 A.M. [ Opens 7:45 A.M. – First sitting: 8:00 A.M.],

Sunday, 3/22: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Informal Tea [Opens 9:15 A.M.] Board Meeting.

Thursday, 3/26: Zazen, Morning Sitting & Heart Sutra 8:00 – 9:30 A.M. [ Opens 7:45 A.M. – First sitting: 8:00 A.M.]

Sunday, 3/29: Simply Silent Sitting Sunday [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

December, 2014

Thursday, 12/4: Full Moon Bodhisattva Service.

Thursday, 12/4 – Sunday, 12/7: Rohatsu Sesshin, Udumbara Zen Center, Evanston, Il.

Friday, 12/5: Dharma Talk: “Hot & Cold Karma” w/ Rev. Seiso Paul Cooper, Udumbara Zen Center

Sunday, 12/7: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Informal Tea [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 12/11: Zazen, Morning Sitting & Heart Sutra 8:00 – 9:30 A.M. [ Opens 7:45 A.M. – First sitting: 8:00 A.M.]

Sunday, 12/14: Zazen & Sangha Meeting [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 12/18: Zazen, Morning Sitting & Heart Sutra 8:00 – 9:30 A.M. [ Opens 7:45 A.M. – First sitting: 8:00 A.M.]

Sunday, 12/21: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Informal Tea [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Wednesday, 12/31: Special New Year’s Eve Program: 2nd Annual Oshogatsu, Ringing of the 108 Bells and Waka poetry-writing festival & celebration. Details to be announced

November, 2014

Sunday, 11/1:  Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Informal Tea [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 11/6: Zazen, Morning Sitting & Heart Sutra 8:00 – 9:30 A.M. [ Opens 7:45 A.M. – First sitting: 8:00 A.M.]

Friday, 11/5  Poetics, Zen Meditation & Psychoanalysis Expressive Therapies Summit N.Y.C. Master Class, Rev. Seiso

Sunday, 11/7:  Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Informal Tea [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Dharma Talk “Hot & Cold Karma, Dogen’s “Shunju” Rev. Seiso

Thursday, 11/14: Full Moon Bodhisattva Service.

Sunday, 11/16:  Special Program: “Aging in Community: U.U. Fellowship, Berlin Township Community Center 10:15.

Thursday, 11/20: Zazen, Morning Sitting & Heart Sutra 8:00 – 9:30 A.M. [ Opens 7:45 A.M. – First sitting: 8:00 A.M.]

Sunday, 11/23: Zazen & Sangha Meeting

Thursday, 11/27 – Sunday 11/30 Thanksgiving Holiday Zendo Closed

October, 2014

Thursday, 10/2: Zazen, Morning Sitting & Heart Sutra 8:00 – 9:30 A.M. [ Opens 7:45 A.M. – First sitting: 8:00 A.M.]

Friday, 10/3 – Sunday, 10/5: Sesshin: Udumbara Zen Center, Evanston , Il.

Dharma Talks & Q & A with Seiso Paul Cooper Saturday, 10/4 & Sunday 10/5 Case 89 Dongshan’s No-Grass”

Sunday, 10/5:  Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Informal Tea [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Dharma Talk with Kagayaki Karen Morris on “What is Enlightenment?”

Friday, 10/9 Reykjavic, Iceland: “Psychoanalysis on Ice”

Presentations: Mel Miller, “Habits of Mind, Habits of Heart, Listening and its Limitations”;

Seiso Paul Cooper, “Zen Meditation, Reverie and Psychoanalytic Listening”;

Kagayaki Karen Morris, “Listening to the Social Envelope.”

Sunday, 10/19:  Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Informal Tea [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Dharma Talk with Myoki Marcia Nehemiah

Special Program: Friday, 10/24:  Seiso Paul Cooper & Kagayaki Karen Morris will be reading selections from their Three Stones Press publications, Still Standing: Three Stones Haiku (Seiso)  &  Cataclysm & Other Arrangements (Kagayaki) as part of a group reading at the Old North Branch Inn in North Branch, N.Y.: 7:00 P.M.

Sunday, 10/26:  Sunday Simply Silent Sitting [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 10/30: Zazen, Morning Sitting & Heart Sutra 8:00 – 9:30 A.M. [ Opens 7:45 A.M. – First sitting: 8:00 A.M.]

September, 2014

Saturday, 9/6: Special Program: Seiso Paul Cooper & Kagayaki Karen Morris will be reading selections from their Three Stones Press publications, Still Standing: Three Stones Haiku (Seiso)  &  Cataclysm & Other Arrangements (Kagayaki) as part of a group reading at the Old North Branch Inn in North Branch, N.Y.: 6:30 P.M.

Thursday 9/11 -Evening Zazen, Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony: [Open to all Zendo Opens 6:30 P.M.]

Sunday, 9/14:  Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Informal Tea [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 9/18: Zazen, Morning Sitting & Heart Sutra 8:00 – 9:30 A.M. [ Opens 7:45 A.M. – First sitting: 8:00 A.M.],

Sunday, 9/21:  Solstice Simply Silent Sitting [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 9/25: Zazen, Morning Sitting & Heart Sutra 8:00 – 9:30 A.M. [ Opens 7:45 A.M. – First sitting: 8:00 A.M.],

Sunday, 9/28: T.B.A.

August, 2014

Saturday, 8/2: Special Program: Introduction to Zen Buddhism: Luncheon presentation & Q & A. Kagayaki Karen Morris & Myoki Marcia Nehemiah, 12:00 Noon: Damascus Manor United Methodist Church, Damascus, PA.

Sunday, 8/3:  Zazenkai – All-Day Retreat. 7:45 – 3:30: Dharma Talk: “Sitting Upright in the Midst of Anger” with Annie Palmer

Thursday, 8/ 7: Zazen, Morning Sitting & Heart Sutra 8:00 – 9:30 A.M. [ Opens 7:45 A.M. – First sitting: 8:00 A.M.],

Sunday, 8/10:  Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Informal Tea [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Monday, 8/11: Special Evening Program: Jukai, Lay Ordination ceremony and celebration. Zendo Opens 6:30. Zazen: 6:45 -7:15.                                                 Jukai Service begins 7:30 P.M.

Thursday, 8/14: Zazen, Morning Sitting & Heart Sutra 8:00 – 9:30 A.M. [ Opens 7:45 A.M. – First sitting: 8:00 A.M.]

Sunday, 8/17: Special Program: “Preventing Sexual Exploitation of Local Children & Youth” Screening: “Chosen” Discussion, Q & A with Kagayaki Karen Morris & Myoki Marcia Nehemiah, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Berlin Township Community Center, 10:00 A.M.

Monday, 8/18 – Wednesday, 9/10. Summer Break: No formal schedule. Informal programs T.B.A.

July, 2014

Thursday, 7/3:  Morning Sitting & Heart Sutra 8:00 – 9:30 A.M. [ Opens 7:45 A.M. – First sitting: 8:00 A.M.],

Sunday, 7/6:  Zendo Closed for July 4th Weekend.

Thursday 7/10 -Evening Zazen, Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony: [Open to all Zendo Opens 6:15 P.M.]

Sunday, 7/13:  Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Informal Tea [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 7/17:  Zazen, Morning Sitting & Heart Sutra 8:00 – 9:30 A.M. [ Opens 7:45 A.M. – First sitting: 8:00 A.M.],

Sunday, 7/20:  Simply Silent Sitting [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 7/24: Zendo Closed

Friday, 7/25 – Sunday, 7/27: Priest and Lay Teacher Retreat, Udumbara Zen Center, Evanston, Il.

Sunday, 7/27: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Informal Tea [Opens: 9:15 A.M.]

Myoki Marcia Nehemiah: Dogen’s: “The Whole Reality in the Perfume of Practice.”

Thursday, 7/31:  Moving Day. No morning sitting. Opens at 6:30. Zendo Entry Bell: 6:40, Zazen: 6:45 – 7:15. Moving 7:20 – till

June, 2014

Sunday, 6/1:  Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Informal Tea [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 6/5/: Morning Sitting, 8:00 – 9:30 A.M. [ Opens 7:45 A.M. – First sitting: 8:00 A.M.],

Thursday 6/5 -Tuesday 6/10: Sesshin Udumbara Zen Center, Evanston , Il.

Sunday, 6/8:  Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Informal Tea [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Kagayaki Karen Morris “Interbeing and Practice Form”

Sunday, 6/8: Dharma Talk: “The Pennsylvania Koan and Fukanzazengi” Evanston, Il.

Thursday, 6/12:  Zazen, Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony: [Open to all Zendo Opens 6:15 P.M.]

Sunday, 6/15:  Simply Silent Sitting [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 6/19: Zendo Closed

Sunday, 6/22: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Informal Tea [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 6/26: Morning Sitting, 8:00 – 9:30 A.M. [ Opens 7:45 A.M. – First sitting: 8:00 A.M.],

Sunday, 6/29: Zazenkai [One Day Retreat] Pre-registration Required

May, 2014

Thursday, 5/1 Morning Sitting, 8:00 – 9:30 A.M. [ Opens 7:45 A.M. – First sitting: 8:00 A.M.],

Sunday, 5/4:  Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Informal Tea [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 5/8: Morning Sitting, 8:00 – 9:30 A.M. [ Opens 7:45 A.M. – First sitting: 8:00 A.M.],

Sunday, 5/11  Simply Silent Sitting [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 5/15  Zazen, Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony: [Open to all Zendo Opens 6:15 P.M.]

Sunday, 5/18  Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Informal Tea [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 5/22  Morning Sitting, 8:00 – 9:30 A.M. [ Opens 7:45 A.M. – First sitting: 8:00 A.M.]

Sunday, 5/25 Zendo Closed for Memorial Day Weekend

Thursday, 5/29  Morning Sitting, 8:00 – 9:30 A.M. [ Opens 7:45 A.M. – First sitting: 8:00

April, 2014

Thursday, 4/3 Morning Sitting, 8:00 – 9:30 A.M. [ Opens 7:45 A.M. – First sitting: 8:00 A.M.],

Friday, 4/4 – Sunday, 4/6 Buddha’s Birthday Sesshin, Udumbara Zen Center, Evanston, Il.

Sunday 4/6 Dharma Talk: “Body /Mind Dropping Off – Dropping Off Body/ Mind,” with Seiso Paul Cooper, Udumbara Zen Center, Evanston, Il.

Thursday 4/10: Morning Sitting, 8:00 – 9:30 A.M. [ Opens 7:45 A.M. – First sitting: 8:00 A.M.],

Sunday 4/13: Special Program: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Berlin Township Community Center

Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk, Q & A w/ Seiso Paul Cooper 10:00 A.M.

Thursday, 4/17: Zazen, Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony: [Open to all Zendo Opens 6:15 P.M.]

Sunday 4/20: Zazenkai  7:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. [Pre-registration Required]

Thursday, 4/24: Morning Sitting, 8:00 – 9:30 A.M. [ Opens 7:45 A.M. – First sitting: 8:00 A.M.],

Sunday, 4/27:  Simply Silent Sitting [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

March, 2014 Thursday, 3/6 Morning Sitting, 8:00 – 9:30 A.M. [ Opens 7:45 A.M. – First sitting: 8:00 A.M.],

Sunday 3/9 Zazenkai  7:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. [Pre-registration Required]

Thursday, 3/13  Zazen, Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony: [Open to all Zendo Opens 6:15 P.M.]

Sunday, 3/16  Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Informal Tea [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 3/20  Morning Sitting, 8:00 – 9:30 A.M. [ Opens 7:45 A.M. – First sitting: 8:00 A.M.]

Sunday, 3/23  Simply Silent Sitting Thursday, 3/27  Morning Sitting, 8:00 – 9:30 A.M. [ Opens 7:45 A.M. – First sitting: 8:00 A.M.]

Sunday, 3/30  Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Informal Tea [Opens 9:15 A.M.]   

February, 2014

Sunday, 2/2 Zazenkai 6:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. [Pre-registration Required]

Sunday, 2/9 Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Informal Tea [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 2/13  Zazen, Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony: [Open to all Zendo Opens 6:15 P.M.]

Sunday, 2/16 Simply Silent Sitting

Thursday, 2/20 Morning Sitting, 8:00 – 9:30 A.M. [ Opens 7:45 A.M. – First sitting: 8:00 A.M.]

Sunday, 2/23 – Sunday 3/2 Zendo Closed for Mid-Winter Break

January, 2014

Wednesday, 1/1 – Wednesday, 1/8

The Zendo is closed for the year-end break.

Thursday, 1/9: Open Sitting,  [ Opens 6:15 – First sitting: 6:30 P.M.]

Sunday, 1/12: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk & Informal Tea

[Opens 9:15, Entering Bell 9:25, Zazen 9:30]

Thursday, 1/16: Zazen, Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony: (Open to all)

[Entry Times: 6:15 -6:25, 7:00 Only]

Sunday, 1/19: Simply Silent Sitting Sunday

Thursday, 1/23: Open Morning Sitting,  [ Opens 7:45 – First sitting: 8:00 A.M.]

Sunday, 1/26: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk, Informal Tea

[Opens 9:15, Entering Bell 9:25, Zazen 9:30]

Thursday, 1/30: Open Morning Sitting,  [ Opens 7:45 – First sitting: 8:00 A.M.]

December, 2013

Thursday, 12/5: Open Sitting,  [ Opens 6:15 – First sitting: 6:30 P.M.]

Sunday, 12/8: Special Pre-Dawn Morning Star Zazen & Celebration:

Special Schedule: 5:15 A.M. Doors Open, 5:25, Zendo Entering Bell, 5:30: Zazen, Kinhin: 6:20, Zazen: 6:30 followed by informal tea and rice pudding.

Thursday, 12/5 – Tuesday, 12/10 Rohatsu Sesshin, Udumbara Zen Center, Evanston, Il.

Saturday, 12/7 –  Seiso: Shuso Gate Entering Ceremony

Sunday, 12/8 –     Dharma Talk on “Fukanzazengi” with Seiso Paul Cooper

Monday, 12/9 –   Dharma Talk: “Nangaku Polishes a Tile” with Seiso Paul Cooper

Thursday, 12/12: Zazen: 6:45, Kinhin: 7:15, Zazen: 7:25, Break: 7:55, Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony: (Open to all)

Friday, 12/13 – Sunday, 12/15 Rohatsu Non-residential Sesshin at Two Rivers

Schedule will be sent to registrants

Thursday, December 19

Ryaku Fusatsu

Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony

Ryaku Fusatsu, the Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony is practiced monthly by Zen groups throughout the world. This age-old tradition finds its roots with the historical Buddha Shakyamuni and provides a wonderful occasion to appreciate the precepts in shared group practice. Repentance and renewal of our practice vows are the core themes, which are central and help to keep our practice vital, meaningful and alive.

This formal ceremony includes zazen, chanting and full bows.

Two Rivers Zen Community offers the Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony monthly on the Thursday evening closest to the full moon date at the Court Street Zendo. Participation is an opportunity to maintain our connection to the Bodhisattva path with the support of the group energy of the sangha [Zen community]. Please join us in support of this important aspect of our practice program. Everyone is welcome.

Schedule

6:15:   Zendo Opens

6:30:  Zazen

7:00: Kinhin

7:10: Zazen

7:40: Ryaku Fusatsu: Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony

Evening Gatha & Formal Exit

Sunday, December 22

Zazen, Service, Informal Tea and Dharma Discussion
 
Schedule
9:15   Zen Center Opens
9:25   Zendo Entry Bell
9:30   Zazen
10:10  Kinhin
10:20: Zazen
11:00  Service
11:30  Informal Tea & Discussion
12:30  Zendo Closing
Entry Times: 9:15 – 9:25, 10:10, 11:00

 

108 Bells OSHOGATSU

NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION

Tuesday,  12/31,  9:00 P.M.

Seiso Paul Cooper and Karen Morris invite you to the ringing of the temple bells on New Year’s Eve, at the Court Street Zendo in Honesdale. Oshogatsu is the Japanese Buddhist celebration through which we banish the “108 troublesome desires of human-kind,” to begin the New Year fresh. Please join us at the Two Rivers Zen Community Court Street Zendo, for the ringing of the temple bell. Sink into the beautiful spaciousness between each bell, as we sit together for Peace, followed by a traditional waka writing party, in the Imperial style (!!!), and write the first poems of the new year, with, of course, champagne and hot sake.

Waka is a traditional Japanese 5 line, 31 syllable form, that is easy to learn and written and read aloud in Japan on each New Year’s Day.

Please help us celebrate the peace of the coming year.

     “Come, come quickly New Year’s Day.”

When: 9:00 pm, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013

Where: 926 Court St., Honesdale, PA

Bells begin at 9:30 and finish at 9:45

Questions? Call Karen at (570) 251-7800

Rohatsu Sesshin

Non-Residential Retreat

Friday, December 13 – Sunday, December 15, 2013

Rohatsu Sesshin (“Morning Star Retreat”) marks and celebrates Shakyamuni Buddha’s enlightenment and marks the end of the Autumn Ango (practice period). It is a very powerful and deep gathering of individuals dedicated to realizing and expressing the Buddha Way through deep silence, extended periods of sitting and walking meditation, shared meals, liturgy and work activities.  Seiso Paul Cooper, Sensei will lead Dharma talks and discussions and be available to provide private practice interviews. Rohatsu Sesshin, considered to be the strongest retreat of the year functions as  a powerful container that supports integration of body and mind, and our individuality with the community and the world. We invite you to join us for all or part of this year’s Rohatsu Sesshin as a way to strengthen, deepen and honor your practice through the shared energy of group practice.

Friday, 12/13: 5:45 – 8:30 P.M.

Saturday, 12/14: 7:00 A.M. – 8:30 P.M.

Sunday, 12/15: 7:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

This program is limited to eight participants on a completed registration basis. 

For Registration Form Contact:  chugai108@gmail.com

November, 2013

Sunday, 11/3: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk: Myoki Marcia Nehemiah, “Sandokai”[Zendo opens at 6:15. Sittings at 6:30, 7:05, 7:40]

Thursday, 11/7: Open Sitting,  [ Opens 6:15 – First sitting: 6:30 P.M.]

Friday 11/8 – Sunday 11/10 “Harvest Sesshin” Pre-registration Required

Thursday, 11/14: Zazen: 6:45, Kinhin: 7:15, Zazen: 7:25, Break: 7:55, Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony: (Open to all)

Sunday, 11/17: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk: Seiso Paul Cooper “Bendowa”[Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 11/21:  Zazen, Zen Studies Class  [ Opens 6:15 – First sitting: 6:30 P.M.]

Sunday, 11/24: Simply Silent Sitting Sunday [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

11/28 – 12/1 Zendo Closed for Thanksgiving

October, 2013

Thursday, 10/3: Open Sitting, [Zendo opens at 6:15. Sittings at 6:30, 7:05, 7:40]

Sunday, 10/6: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk: Annie Palmer, “On Transmission”[Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 10/10: Open Sitting,  [ Opens 6:15 – First sitting: 6:30 P.M.]

Sunday, 10/13:  Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk: Kyoshin Morgan Lohr “What’s in a Name” [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 10/17: Zazen: 6:45, Kinhin: 7:15, Zazen: 7:25, Break: 7:55, Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony: (Open to all)

Sunday, 10/20: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk: Seiso Paul Cooper “Bendowa”[Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 10/24:  Zazen, Zen Studies Class  [ Opens 6:15 – First sitting: 6:30 P.M.]

Sunday, 10/27: Simply Silent Sitting Sunday [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 10/31: Open Sitting,  [ Opens 6:15 – First sitting: 6:30 P.M.]

September, 2013

Fall Ango [Practice Period] Begins Sunday, September 8

Sunday, 9/8:  Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk: Dogen’s “Bendowa” [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 9/12: Open Sitting,  [ Opens 6:15 – First sitting: 6:30 P.M.]

Sunday, 9/15:  Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk: “Don’t Know Bluejay”  Zenrai Alan Kehoe [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 9/19: Zazen: 6:45, Kinhin: 7:15, Zazen: 7:25, Break: 7:55, Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony: (Open to all)

Sunday, 9/22:  Simply Silent Sitting Sunday [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 9/26: Zazen, Zen Studies Class  [ Opens 6:15 – First sitting: 6:30 P.M.]

Sunday, 9/29:  Half Day Practice: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk: TBA [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

August, 2013

Thursday, 8/1: Open Sitting,  [ Opens 6:15 – First sitting: 6:30]

Sunday, 8/4: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk: Dogen’s “Bendowa – 3” [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 8/8:   Extended Practice: Zazen 6:45 – 7:55 & Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony (Open to all) ]

Special Pre-ordination Practice Schedule:  

Zendo Opens 6:30

Zazen: 6:45, Kinhin: 7:15, Zazen: 7:25, Break: 7:55, Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony: 8:00

Zazen: 8:30, Evening Gatha: 8:55, Zendo Closing [Formal Exit]: 9:00.

Entry times: 6:30 – 6:40; 7:15- 7:20; 7:55- 8:00

Sunday, 8/11: Special Event: Shuke Tokudo (Priest Ordination) &  Jukai (Taking of Precepts)

2:00 – 5:00 The Cooperage 1030 Main St., Honesdale, PA. 18431 http://thecooperageproject.org/

Sunday, 8/18: Zazen, Service, Dharma talk and Counsel

Zendo Closed 8/19 to 9/3

July, 2013

Thursday, July 4 – Sunday, July 7: Zendo Closed: Independence Weekend Break

Thursday July 11: Open Sitting [Zendo opens 6:15]

Sunday, July 14: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk: Marcia Nehemiah: “Sandokai: The Identity of the Relative and the Absolute”

Thursday, July 18: Zazen 6:30 – 7:40 & Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony (Open to all) [Zendo Opens 6:15]

Sunday, July 21: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk: Annie Palmer: “Transmission”

Thursday, July 25: Open Sitting,  [ Opens 6:15 – First sitting: 6:30] Jukai Class: 7:40 (Class Open to All).

Reb Anderson’s Being Upright, Chapter Eleven: “Taking Self and Others Across” (p. 77 – 82).

Sunday, July 28: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk: Dogen’s “Bendowa – 5” [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

June, 2013

Sunday, 6/2:  Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk: Dogen’s “Bendowa-2: Jijuyu Samadhi”  [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 6/6: Open Sitting,  [ Opens 6:15 – First sitting: 6:30] Jukai Class: 7:40 (Class Open to All).

Reb Anderson’s Being Upright, Chapter Ten: “Practicing and Being Practiced” (p. 70 – 76).

Sunday, 6/9: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk: Dogen’s “Bendowa – 3” [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 6/13:   Zazen 6:30 – 7:40 & Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony (Open to all) [Zendo Opens 6:15]

Sunday, 6/16: Sunday, 6/9: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk: Dogen’s “Bendowa – 4” [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 6/20; Zendo Closed

Sunday, 6/23: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk: Penelope Morgan-Lohr: “Rakusu: Meaning and Purpose”

Thursday, 6/27:  TBA

Sunday, 6/30: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk: Karen Morris: “Kinhin: (A.K.A.: “walking meditation” ) Turning Just Sitting into Just Walking”

May, 2013

Thursday, 5/2: Open Sitting 6:30 – 8:10 P.M. [Opens: 6:15 P.M.]

Sunday, 5/5:  Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk Introducing Dogen’s “Bendowa”  [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 5/9: Open Sitting 6:30 – 8:10 P.M. [Opens: 6:15 P.M.]

Sunday, 5/12: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk Introducing Dogen’s “Bendowa”  [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 5/16: Open Sitting,  [ Opens 6:15 – First sitting: 6:30] Jukai Class: 7:40

Sunday, 5/19: Simply Silent Sitting  [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 5/23: Zazen 6:30 – 7:40 & Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony (Open to all) [Zendo Opens 6:15]

Sunday, 5/26 Zendo Closed: Memorial Day Weekend

Thursday, 5/30: Open Sitting, Service 6:30 – 8:10 [Opens: 6:15] 

April, 2013

Thursday, 4/4 -Sunday, 4/7: Sesshin & Priest-Training Day

Udumbara Zen Center, Evanston, IL.

Sunday, 4/14: Opening of Spring Ango (Practice Period)

Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk Introducing Dogen’s “Bendowa”  [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

Thursday, 4/18: Open Sitting 6:30 – 8:10 P.M. [Opens: 6:15 P.M.]

Sunday, 4/21: Zendo Closed

Thursday, 4/25: Open Sitting, Jukai Class [ Opens 6:15 – First sitting: 6:30]

Sunday, 4/28: Simply Silent Sitting  [Opens 9:15 A.M.]

March, 2013

Sunday, 3/3: Special Program at Sullivan County Library Narrowsburg,  N.Y.:

Karen Morris: “Our Poetic Selves”   1:00 – 3:00 P.M.

Thursday, 3/7: Open Sitting 6:30 – 8:10 P.M. (Zendo opens: 6:15)

Sunday, 3/10: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk: “Genjokoan” (Zendo opens: 9:15 –First sitting: 9:30)

Closing of Winter Ango [practice period]

Zendo Closed from 3/11 – 4/13.

February, 2013

Sunday, 2/3: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk: “On Kinhin” (Zendo opens: 9:15 –First sitting: 9:30)

Thursday, 2/7: Open Sitting 6:30 – 8:10 P.M. (Zendo opens: 6:15)

Sunday, 2/10: Simply Sitting Sunday (Zendo opens: 9:15 –First sitting: 9:30)

Thursday, 2/14: Zendo Closed

Sunday, 2/17: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk: “Genjokoan” (Zendo opens: 9:15 –First sitting: 9:30)

Thursday, 2/21: Open Sitting, Jukai Class (Zendo opens 6:15 – First sitting: 6:30

Sunday, 2/24: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk: “Genjokoan” (Zendo opens: 9:15 –First sitting: 9:30)

Thursday, 2/28: Zazen 6:30 – 7:40 & Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony (Open to all)

January, 2013

Thursday, 1/3:     Zazen 6:30 -7:40 & Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony (Open to all)

Sunday, 1/6:     Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk (Zendo opens 9:15 –  First Sitting: 9:30)

Thursday, 1/10:  Open Sitting   6:30 – 8:00 P.M. (Zendo Opens: 6:15)

Sunday, 1/13:   Simply Silent Sitting Sunday

               (Zendo opens 9:15 –  First Sitting: 9:30)

Thursday, 1/17:  Open Sitting   6:30 – 8:00 P.M. (Zendo Opens: 6:15)

Jukai 7:40 – 8:40

Sunday, 1/20:     Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk (Zendo opens 9:15 –  First Sitting: 9:30)

Thursday, 1/24:     Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk (Zendo opens 6:15)

Sunday, 1/27:     Total Exertion in NYC Sponsored by the Institute for Expressive Analysis

Thursday, 1/31:     Zazen 6:30 -7:40 & Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony (Open to all)

December, 2012

Thursday, 12/6:  Open Sitting   6:30 – 8:00 P.M. (Zendo Opens: 6:15)
Thursday, 12/6 – Friday, 12/14 Zendo Closed
Thursday, 12/6 – Tuesday, 12/11 Rohatsu Sesshin
Udumbara Zen Center, Evanston, Il.
Sunday, 12/16:  Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk (Zendo opens 9:15)
                                       First Sitting: 9:30
Thursday, 12/20: Zazen 6:30 – 7:40 [(Zendo opens at 6:15, (Open to all)];

                                        Jukai Class 7:40 – 8:40

Sunday, 12/23:  Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk (Zendo opens 9:15)

Thursday, 12/27: Zazen 6:30 -7:40 & Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony (Open to all)

                                     

November, 2012

Thursday, 11/8:    Open Sitting   6:30 – 8:00 P.M. (Zendo Opens: 6:15)

Thursday, 11/15: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk 6:30 – 9:00 P.M. (Zendo Opens: 6:15)

Sunday, 11/18:  Simply Silent Sunday Sitting   9:25 – 12:30 Noon (Zendo Opens: 8:50)

 (Orientation & Instructions available through prior arrangement)

Thursday, 11/22 Sunday, 11/25: Zendo closed for Thanksgiving

Thursday, 11/29:     Zazen 6:30 -7:40 & Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony (Open to all)

                                            

October 2012

Thursday, 10/4:    Open Sitting   6:30 – 8:00 P.M. (Zendo Opens: 6:15)

Sunday, 10/7:    Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk (Zendo opens 9:15)

                                       First Sitting: 9:30

Thursday, 10/11 –  Sunday, 10/14: Zendo Closed (Stillpoint Retreat, Pittsburgh, PA.)

Thursday, 10/18:     Zazen 6:30 – 8:00 P.M. (Open to all);

                                           Jukai Class 8:00 – 9:00

Sunday, 10/21: Zendo Closed

Thursday, 10/25: Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk 6:30 – 9:00 P.M. (Zendo Opens: 6:15)

Sunday, 10/28:  Simply Silent Sunday Sitting   9:25 – 12:30 Noon

September, 2012

 

Sunday, 9/9:         Fall practice Period Begins:  Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk

Thursday, 9/13:      Open Sitting   6:00 – 8:00P.M. 

Sunday, 9/16:        Simply Silent Sunday Sitting   9:25 – 12:30 Noon

Thursday, 9/20:     Zazen 6:45 – 7:15 (Open to all);

                                        Jukai Class 7:30 – 9:00

Sunday, 9/23:       Zazen, Service, Dharma Talk

Thursday, 9/27:   Zendo Closed

Sunday, 9/30:    SPECIAL EVENT: “Stop Modern Slavery” Walk, Washington, D.C. 

 Washington Monument 12:00 Noon.  

Details: http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1012952

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