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Ryaku Fusatsu

Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony


“The moon reflected
In a mind clear
As still water:
Even the waves, breaking,
Are reflecting its light.

~Eihei Dogen

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. Relinquishment and renewal serve as 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. 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.

2023 Dates: 1/5, 2/2, 3/9, 4/6, 5/4, 6/1, 7/6, 8/3, 8/31, 9/28, 10/26, 11/30, 12/28

Zooming Zazen log on 7:25 (Use Tuesday Morning Log-on:  Link)

Zazen bell 7:29
Ceremony 8:00
Evening Gatha



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