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Simply Silent Sitting Sunday

To open your innate nature and to feel something from the bottom of your heart, it is necessary to remain silent. Through this kind of practice you will have a more intuitive understanding of the teaching. Not to talk does not mean to be deaf and dumb, but to listen to your intuition

~Shunryu Suzuki

Simply Silent Sunday Sitting   9:25 – 11:00

If you are an experienced meditator or a beginner and would like to practice within a supportive group environment; or, if  you are interested in Zen Buddhist meditation, but not the religious services or teachings; or even if you are not interested in Buddhism but you are interested in meditation, then Simply Silent Sunday Sitting might just be perfect for you.

Two Rivers Zen Community offers this monthly practice via the Zoom platform the 4th Sunday of the month. All are welcome to join in for part or all of the program.

Although the sitting cushions are old, they show new impressions.”  ~Eihei Dogen

This monthly program is intended to intensify our zazen practice by coming together for extended group zazen [Zen meditation]. This half-day sitting session includes three 25 minute periods of zazen (seated meditation) and 5 minute break periods. The practice is conducted in silence and there will be no dharma talk or service. The morning concludes with a brief closing gatha. Silent extended practice serves to heighten our awareness, deepen practice and to feel the strength of group practice.  Everyone is encouraged to  participate for the entire session, but you are welcome to join us for any part of the day.

Schedule:   [See entry schedule below]

Meeting ID: 568 972 0807
Passcode: silentzen  Zoom Link

9:25:            Zoom Zendo Opens (Enter Zendo and be seated before 9:29)

9:29:            Prepare for Zazen

9:30:            Zazen 

9:55:            Break

10:00:          Zazen (Enter Zendo and be seated before 9:59)

10:25:           Break

10:30:           Zazen (Enter Zendo and be seated before 10:29

10:55            Zendo Closing

Entry Schedule:

9:25 – 9:29, 9:55 – 9:59, 10:25 – 10:29

Please note: In order to respect the Zendo as sacred space, please arrive on time. Late arrivals will be admitted to the Zoom Zendo in-between zazen rounds. Should you arrive late, please practice in the waiting room until admitted. Thank you.

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