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Ryaku Fusatsu

Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony

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“In the clear sky of autumn the moon is cold, its radiance bathing the night.”

~Hongzhi

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 Main St. 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.

2017 Ryaku Fusatsu Ceremony Dates:

Thursday Evenings: 1/15, 1/26, 2/2, 3/2, 3/30, 5/4, 6/1, 6/29, 8/31, 10/5, 11/2, 12/7*                                                         *At Himalayan Institute

6:15 PM:   Zendo Opens

6:20  Zendo Entry Bell

6:25: Zazen

6:50: Ryaku Fusatsu Ceremony

Evening Gatha & Formal Exit

Sunday Mornings

2/5, 3/5, 5/7, 6/4, 10/8, 11/5

9:15 A.M. Zendo Opens, 9:25 Entry Bell, 9:30 Zazen followed by program

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