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  • 09.21.14 Sangha Leaders at Ancient Dragon Zen Gate - Sangha Leaders at Ancient Dragon Zen Gate More...

  • 09.20.14 Baby Blessing Ceremony - Baby blessing ceremony held More...

  • 09.15.14 ADZG Ethics Policies - New ADZG ethics policies posted More...

  • 09.10.14 Laurel Ross Priest Ordination - Laurel Ross priest ordained July 20th More...

  • 08.24.14 Dharma Talk with Ben Connelly - Ben Connelly will give a dharma talk on Monday, September 29nd More...

  • 08.24.14 Dharma Talk with Tova Green - Tova Green will give a dharma talk on Monday, September 22nd More...

  • 08.24.14 Zen Mind, Beginners Mind - Thursday evening Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind Discussion More...

  • 08.21.14 2014 Fall Young Dragons Schedule - Fall schedule for Young Dragons now available More...

  • 08.14.14 Survey of Buddhism and Zen: 5 classes - Survey of Buddhism and Zen: 5 classes More...

  • 05.15.14 Zen Carnival - Zen Carnival Saturday, June 21, at Ancient Dragon Zen Gate; Doors open 9am and late into the night Join us for a joy-filled day of Zen -- Mindfulness, Meditation, Music, Qigong, Koans, Silent Auction, and Community. More...

  • 04.07.14 2014 ADZG Spring Practice Commitment Period - Zenshin Florence Caplow will speak at Ancient Dragon Zen Gate on Sunday April 13 both at 10:10 am and again at 1:30 pm about The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women, More...

  • 03.08.14 2014 ADZG Spring Practice Commitment Period - Our Spring Practice Commitment Period, with a focus on the Mountains and Waters Sutra, begins April 6. Please register by March 26. More...

  • 02.13.14 New Audio Dharma Talks - We are happy to announce that a new bunch of Audio Dharma talks from the past several months is now available on the ADZG website. More...

  • 12.30.13 Survey of Buddhism and Zen: 5 classes - Survey of Buddhism and Zen: 5 classes More...

  • 11.19.13 Five Day Rohatsu Sesshin - Five Day Rohatsu Sesshin More...

  • 11.11.13 HPK Interfaith Thanksgiving - Taigen Dan Leighton will be giving an address at the Thanksgiving Interfaith Service at the University of Chicago's Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 Woodlawn Avenue, Hyde Park; November 28th, 11am.

  • 11.11.13 Book Reading - Tonight, (11/11) Amina Cain a former ADZG practitioner and Board member, will read from and discuss her intriguing new book of meditative stories, Creature.

  • 10.09.13 Sesshin - Upcoming three day meditation sesshin in October. More...

  • 09.23.13 New audio dharma talks - Two new talks are available in Audio Dharma Talks, including a talk on Martin Luther King Jr., and the practice of extending awareness into one's work.

  • 09.16.13 New audio dharma talks - Three new talks are available in Audio Dharma Talks, including talks on women in Buddhism, the bodhisattva sutra worldview, and the bodhisattva in relation to modern physics.

  • 09.12.13 "Kannon: Bodhisattva of Great Compassion" - Shohaku Okumura, one of the foremost American Zen teachers and scholars of Dogen to give weekend teaching. More...

  • 08.15.13 New audio dharma talks - Three new talks are available in Audio Dharma Talks, including talks on engaged Buddhism, depression, and studying the self with intimacy and kindness.

  • 08.15.13 The Guitar and the New World: Native American Roots of the Blues - Joe Gioia will discuss his new book The Guitar and the New World and the Native American roots of the blues on Monday, August 26 after zazen.

  • 07.29.13 Ancient Dragon Zen Gate holds lay ordination (jukai) - Three people received the bodhisattva precepts on July 21. More...

  • 07.18.13 Folk music concert and talks by Alan Senauke - Zen priest, activist, musician Hozan Alan Senauke will give a benefit concert for Ancient Dragon Zen Gate at the Tai Chi Center of Chicago on Friday, July 26 and two talks on Sunday, July 28. More...

  • 07.17.13 New audio dharma talk by Gene Reeves - A new talk by Gene Reeves is now available: Seeing Buddhas in the Lotus Sutra

  • 07.09.13 Dharma talk by Gene Reeves - Gene Reeves, scholar and Lotus Sutra translator, will talk about "Seeing the Buddha Existentially in the Lotus Sutra" on Monday, July 15 after zazen.

  • 07.06.13 New audio dharma talks - Four new talks are available in Audio Dharma Talks, including talks on Shodo Spring's Compassionate Earth Walk, Zen perspective shifting, and Buddha-nature.

  • 06.27.13 Dharma talk by Korin Charlie Pokorny - Guest teacher Charlie Pokorny will speak on "Everyone Has a Light" this Sunday, June 30. He and his wife Sarah Emerson, also joining us Sunday, have just been named head priests at Stone Creek Zen Center, Sebastopol, CA. More...

  • 06.10.13 Dharma talk by Shodo Spring - Guest teacher Shodo Spring will speak about her Compassionate Earth Walk after zazen on Monday, June 17.

  • 06.10.13 Sangha picnic - Our Sangha picnic at Harms Woods (map) begins at 12 noon on Saturday, June 15. Carpool from the temple leaves at 11AM.

  • 05.30.13 Taigen telecourse on Dogen, June 22, 29, and July 6 - Two Arrows Zen presents a 3-part telecourse on Dogen taught by Taigen on Saturday mornings, June 22, 29, and July 6. More...

  • 05.25.13 New audio dharma talks - Five new talks on the Song of the Precious Mirror Samadhi are available in Audio Dharma Talks.

  • 05.22.13 Dharma talk and poetry reading by Norman Fischer - Renowned Zen teacher Norman Fischer will give a talk at Ancient Dragon Zen Gate and a poetry reading at DePaul University, June 3 and 4. More...

  • 05.22.13 No Race in the Woods - Sign up now to participate in our big picnic and fundraising event, No Race in the Woods, on Saturday, June 15.

  • 05.11.13 Buddhist Peace Fellowship talk at College of Complexes - Taigen will speak about the Buddhist Peace Fellowship and socially engaged Buddhism at College of Complexes on Saturday, May 25.

  • 05.10.13 New audio dharma talks - Two new talks, on Zen's Confucian Buddhist roots and the Zen teacher-student relationship, are available in Audio Dharma Talks.

  • 05.03.13 Nautilus Book Award for Faces of Compassion by Taigen Dan Leighton - Taigen's classic book Faces of Compassion, published in a new edition last year by Wisdom Publications, has won the Nautilus Book Awards 2013 Gold Medal.

  • 05.03.13 Upcoming three-day meditation retreat - You are welcome to join us for a three-day meditation sesshin from Friday, May 17 to Sunday, May 19. More...

  • 04.26.13 New audio dharma talks - Three new talks on the Song of the Precious Mirror Samadhi are available in Audio Dharma Talks.

  • 04.19.13 Where Buddha Lives Now - New article by Taigen, Where Buddha Lives Now, is now available.

  • 04.15.13 Upcoming all-day meditation retreat - You are welcome to join us for a one-day meditation retreat on Sunday, April 28. More...

  • 04.12.13 New audio dharma talks - Two new talks on the Song of the Precious Mirror Samadhi are available in Audio Dharma Talks.

  • 04.03.13 New audio dharma talks - Seven new talks are available in Audio Dharma Talks, including talks on snails, the Big Lebowski, Zen and psychotherapy, the snow within, and the jewel mirror samadhi.

  • 03.11.13 Upcoming all-day meditation retreat - Please join us for a one-day meditation retreat and the start of our eight week Spring Practice Commitment Period on Sunday, March 24. More...

  • 03.07.13 New audio dharma talks - Five new talks are available in Audio Dharma Talks, including talks on settling in the circle of brightness, obedient practice, the precious mirror samadhi, and the cosmic mudra.

  • 02.20.13 New audio dharma talks - Two new talks are in Audio Dharma Talks, including a talk by Taigen on the recent climate change rally in Washington, D.C.

  • 02.07.13 New audio dharma talks - A new talk on "Three Aspects of Practice" is available in Audio Dharma Talks.

  • 02.06.13 Upcoming all-day meditation retreat - Ancient Dragon Zen Gate will hold its next one-day meditation sesshin Sunday, February 24. More...

  • 01.31.13 New audio dharma talks - Five new talks are available in Audio Dharma Talks, including talks on generosity, balancing responses, and "progress" in practice.

  • 01.29.13 2013 ADZG Spring Practice Commitment Period - Our Spring Practice Commitment Period, with a focus on the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, begins March 24. Please register by March 19. More...

  • 01.08.13 Half-day morning meditation retreat - Please join us for a half-day meditation retreat on January 20. More...

  • 12.24.12 Have a Zen New Year - Join us on December 31st for a special event to celebrate the New Year 2013, following our regularly scheduled meditation and dharma talk. More...

  • 12.09.12 New audio dharma talks - Five new talks are available in Audio Dharma Talks, including talks on Zen poetry, Buddhism and social ethics, the practice of thanksgiving, and the walking meditation of mountains.

  • 11.17.12 New audio dharma talks - Four new dharma talks are now available in Audio Dharma Talks.

  • 11.12.12 Upcoming three-day meditation retreat - You are welcome to join us for a three-day meditation sesshin from Friday, November 30 to Sunday, December 2. More...

  • 11.09.12 Buddhism and Social Ethics: Historical Pitfalls & Current Possibilities - Join us on Monday, November 19 to hear Chris Ives discuss historical pitfalls and current possibilities of Buddhist social ethics. More...

  • 11.09.12 Dogen's Verse and the Role of Poetry in Zen - Guest teacher Steven Heine will speak on Dogen's verse and the role of poetry in Zen on Sunday, November 18. More...

  • 10.20.12 New audio dharma talks - New dharma talks on visual dharma, the karma of zen, the bicycle path, and more are now available in Audio Dharma Talks.

  • 10.10.12 October Food Drive and Segaki Ceremony - Please donate to our October Food Drive to benefit Lakeview Pantry, culminating in our Segaki Ceremony on October 28. More...

  • 10.09.12 Upcoming all-day meditation retreat - Ancient Dragon Zen Gate will hold its next one-day meditation sesshin Sunday, October 21. More...

  • 09.30.12 New audio dharma talks - Three new dharma talks are now available in Audio Dharma Talks.

  • 09.03.12 Upcoming three-day meditation retreat - You are welcome to join us for one, two, or three days of a three-day meditation retreat from Friday to Sunday, September 21 to 23. More...

  • 08.27.12 Upcoming talk on "The Harmonious Way of Living Together" - Guest teacher Rev. Shundo Sekimizu will give a talk on Monday, September 10. More...

  • 08.20.12 New audio dharma talks - New dharma talks on Zen and the goddesses, Dongshan and global warming, meeting wildfire at Tassajara, seeing this flower as in a dream, equality in the Lotus Sutra, and more are now available in Audio Dharma Talks.

  • 08.15.12 Half-day morning meditation retreat - Please join us for a half-day meditation retreat on August 26. More...

  • 08.14.12 Zen Center at 50 - San Francisco Zen Center celebrated its 50th anniversary last weekend. You can watch recordings of the events.

  • 08.03.12 Dogen Symposium photo - This photo shows the speakers at last month's Dogen Symposium. More...

  • 08.02.12 Lotus Sutra Teachers of the Dharma - Gene Reeves will talk about chapter ten of the Lotus Sutra, "Teachers of the Dharma," on Monday, August 13. More...

  • 07.26.12 Soto Zen Buddhist temple endangered: an open letter - Mount Equity Zendo in Pennsylvania is endangered by natural gas fracking. More...

  • 07.18.12 Dogen Symposium recordings - Listen to audio recordings from the Dogen Symposium recently held at Upaya Zen Center.

  • 07.14.12 New audio dharma talks - New dharma talks, including Joanna Macy's recent talk, are now available in Audio Dharma Talks.

  • 07.13.12 Upcoming all-day meditation retreat - Ancient Dragon Zen Gate will hold its next one-day meditation sesshin Sunday, July 29. More...

  • 07.07.12 Fire Monks: reading & discussion - Author Colleen Morton Busch discusses Fire Monks: Zen Mind Meets Wildfire at the Gates of Tassajara on July 30. More...

  • 07.02.12 Ancient Dragon Zen Gate holds lay ordination (jukai) - Three people received the bodhisattva precepts on June 24. More...

  • 06.30.12 New audio dharma talks - New dharma talks on patience, beyond-thinking, non-separation, cultivating faith, and more are now available in Audio Dharma Talks.

  • 06.17.12 Half-day sitting followed by lay ordination (jukai) - Join us for a half-day meditation retreat Sunday, June 24, followed by a lay ordination (jukai) ceremony at 3pm. More...

  • 06.01.12 Workshop and Dharma Talk by Joanna Macy - Renowned eco-philosopher Joanna Macy will lead a day-long workshop on July 4 (pre-registration required) and will give a talk on July 2. More...

  • 05.31.12 Dogen Symposium at Upaya Zen Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico - Taigen will be part of a historic Dogen Symposium this July at Upaya Zen Center. More...

  • 05.26.12 New audio dharma talks - New dharma talks on generosity, vow, ethical discipline, women's health, and more are now available in Audio Dharma Talks.

  • 05.04.12 Ancient Dragon Zen Gate Online Auction begins May 6 - Find exclusive bargains in our Online Auction from May 6 to May 20. Please spread the word about this auction to all your friends!

  • 05.04.12 Upcoming three-day meditation retreat - You are welcome to join us for a three-day meditation sesshin from Friday, May 25 to Sunday, May 27. More...

  • 04.28.12 New audio dharma talks - New dharma talks, including talks on dhāranī and pāramitās, are now available in Audio Dharma Talks.

  • 04.06.12 Upcoming all-day meditation retreat - Ancient Dragon Zen Gate will hold its next one-day meditation sesshin Sunday, April 22. More...

  • 03.17.12 Occupy the Dharma - Taigen's talk Occupy the Dharma is available from Berkeley Zen Center.

  • 03.13.12 New audio dharma talks - New dharma talks are now available in Audio Dharma Talks.

  • 03.01.12 2012 ADZG Spring Practice Commitment Period - Our Spring Practice Commitment Period, with a focus on the Bodhisattva Practices, or paramitas, to develop awareness and active compassion, begins April 1. Please register by March 30. More...

  • 01.23.12 Upcoming all-day meditation retreat - Ancient Dragon Zen Gate will hold its next one-day meditation sesshin Sunday, February 26. More...

  • 01.17.12 New audio dharma talks - Eight new dharma talks are now available in Audio Dharma Talks.

  • 12.23.11 Children's program: Year of the Dragon - We will hold a special children's event on January 22nd celebrating dragons for the Chinese New Year of the Dragon! See the schedule for details.

  • 12.23.11 Half-day morning meditation retreat - Please join us for a half-day meditation retreat on January 8th. More...

  • 12.08.11 New audio dharma talks - New dharma talks are available in Audio Dharma Talks.

  • 12.05.11 Zen Questions in Buddhadharma - Taigen's new book Zen Questions is featured in this month's Buddhadharma.

  • 11.30.11 Lay Ordination at Santa Cruz Zen Center - Taigen performed a lay ordination November 22 at Santa Cruz Zen Center. More...

  • 11.16.11 Bringing Dogen Down to Earth audio recordings - We now have talks from the Bringing Dōgen Down to Earth conference available in Audio Dharma Talks.

  • 11.14.11 Upcoming three-day meditation retreat - You are welcome to join us for a three-day meditation sesshin from Friday, December 2 to Sunday, December 4. More...

  • 11.07.11 Zen Questions: Zazen, Dogen, and the Spirit of Creative Inquiry - Taigen's new book Zen Questions is now available. More...

  • 11.02.11 Bringing Dogen Down to Earth - The one-day conference Bringing Dogen Down to Earth in Miami, Florida on November 12, will feature Taigen along with other Dogen scholars. Admission is free with no pre-registration required.

  • 11.02.11 Taigen interview in Inquiring Mind - The Fall 2011 issue of Inquiring Mind focuses on the Bodhisattva and features an extensive interview with Taigen, "A Kind of Performance Art."

  • 10.25.11 Upcoming all-day meditation retreat - Ancient Dragon Zen Gate will hold its next one-day meditation sesshin Sunday, November 6. More...

  • 10.21.11 Blues and Zen - Blues and Zen, a new essay by Taigen's old friend Alan Senauke, is available in Articles.

  • 10.20.11 Ancient Dragon Zen Gate in Chicago holds priest ordination - Taigen ordained three new Soto Zen priests in a ceremony on October 16. More...

  • 10.06.11 Half-day morning meditation retreat - Please join us for a half-day meditation retreat on October 16, followed by a priest ordination ceremony at 3pm. More...

  • 10.02.11 No Race in the Woods fundraiser update - Yesterday fourteen No Racers ran, walked, or biked for No Race in the Woods. Katsuryu ran 40 miles! 66 pledgers (and counting) have pledged over $3,300. Thank you to all for an amazing event!

  • 09.14.11 New audio dharma talks - Nine new dharma talks are available in Audio Dharma Talks.

  • 09.03.11 Upcoming three-day meditation retreat - Ancient Dragon Zen Gate will hold a three-day meditation sesshin from Friday, September 16 to Sunday, September 18. More...

  • 08.22.11 No Race in the Woods fundraiser to support Ancient Dragon Zen Gate - Save the date! On October 1, No Racers hit the trails of Palos Hills to help support Ancient Dragon Zen Gate. More...

  • 08.16.11 David Chadwick, Zen Failure and disciple of Suzuki Roshi - David Chadwick, Zen Failure and disciple of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, will speak at Ancient Dragon Zen Gate on September 25 and 26. More...

  • 08.09.11 Chicago River ceremony with sangha children - We have photos of our nature day with sangha children! More...

  • 08.02.11 Ungraspable Mind, Deep Time, and the Bodhisattva Precepts - Taigen's article Ungraspable Mind, Deep Time, and the Bodhisattva Precepts is on the Sweetcake Enso blog.

  • 07.26.11 Half-day morning meditation retreat - Please join us for a half-day meditation retreat on August 21. More...

  • 07.26.11 Kenji Miyazawa: Bodhisattva Poet and Activist - Gene Reeves will talk about Kenji Miyazawa, bodhisattva poet and activist, on August 15. More...

  • 07.25.11 Dharma Seminar on Dogen's practice talks - Taigen will discuss selections from the profound, poetic teachings of 13th century Japanese Zen pioneer, Eihei Dōgen, on August 6. More...

  • 07.15.11 Kaz Tanahashi visits and leaves a new painting in the zendo - We have photos of Kaz Tanahashi's recent visit to Ancient Dragon Zen Gate in Chicago. More...

  • 06.28.11 Ancient Dragon Zen Gate in Chicago holds lay ordination (jukai) - Congratulations to those who received the bodhisattva precepts at Ancient Dragon Zen Gate on June 19. More...

  • 06.25.11 Upcoming all-day meditation retreat - Ancient Dragon Zen Gate will hold its next one-day meditation sesshin Sunday, July 24. More...

  • 06.08.11 "Dogen's Shobo Genzo," Public Dharma Talk by Kazuaki Tanahashi - Kaz Tanahashi will give a public Dharma talk on Dogen's Shobo Genzo on July 10. More...

  • 06.08.11 Zen Calligraphy Workshop with Kazuaki Tanahashi - Ancient Dragon Zen Gate offers a special hands-on calligraphy workshop with Kaz Tanahashi on July 9. More...

  • 06.06.11 Half-Day Sitting followed by Lay Ordination (Jukai) - We will hold a morning half-day meditation retreat, and a lay ordination (jukai) ceremony at 3 pm, both on June 19. More...

  • 05.18.11 Peace and Environment Forum: Religion and Environmental Studies - Michael Hogue will discuss the emerging field of Religion and Environment studies on June 23. More...

  • 04.21.11 Upcoming three-day meditation retreat - Ancient Dragon Zen Gate will hold a three-day meditation sesshin from Friday, May 13 to Sunday, May 15. More...

  • 04.08.11 Upcoming all-day meditation retreat - Ancient Dragon Zen Gate will hold its next one-day meditation sesshin Sunday, April 24. More...

  • 03.31.11 New audio dharma talks - New dharma talks are available in Audio Dharma Talks.

  • 03.24.11 Peace and Environment Forum: Dangers of Nuclear Power in Illinois and the U.S. - Dave Kraft will speak about the the prospects of future nuclear calamities and the need for change in our energy policies on April 14. More...

  • 03.17.11 Japan Earthquake Relief - Soto Zen Buddhism North America Office is collecting funds for Japan Earthquake Relief. Please consider sending help as you are able. More...

  • 03.14.11 2011 ADZG Spring Practice Commitment Period - Our first Spring Practice Commitment Period begins April 3. Please register by March 30.

  • 02.08.11 Shohaku Okumura teaches on Realizing Genjokoan - Shohaku Okumura will give a weekend teaching at Ancient Dragon Zen Gate on March 25 and 26. More...

  • 02.07.11 Dharma Seminar on the Bodhisattva Figures - Taigen will give a seminar on the major Bodhisattvas in the East Asian Mahayana tradition on February 26. More...

  • 02.07.11 Peace and Environment Forum: The State of the Death Penalty in the U.S. - Jeremy Schroeder will talk about the current state of the death penalty in the U.S. on February 24. More...

  • 02.07.11 Upcoming all-day meditation retreat - Ancient Dragon Zen Gate will hold its next one-day meditation sesshin Sunday, February 20. More...

  • 01.24.11 New scholarly article on Eihei Koroku - Dōgen's Approach to Training in Eihei Kōroku is now available in Articles.

  • 01.22.11 Peace and Environment Forum: An Area of Concern for Chicagoland's Environment - Thomas Frank will speak about Northwest Indiana's environment and its impact in the Chicago region on Thursday, January 27. More...

  • 01.21.11 2011 ADZG Spring Practice Commitment Period - Our Spring Practice Commitment Period begins April 3. More...

  • 01.21.11 New audio dharma talks - New dharma talks are available in Audio Dharma Talks.

  • 01.17.11 Glossary of Soto Zen words - Glossary of terms used at Ancient Dragon Zen Gate is now available.

  • 01.07.11 New audio dharma talks - New dharma talks are available in Audio Dharma Talks.

  • 12.18.10 Meditation and Dharma talk at the Smart Museum of Art - Join us at the Smart Museum for meditation amid the ancient Buddhas on Wednesday, January 5, 2011. More...

  • 12.11.10 Soto Zen Traditional Forms: Dharma Seminar - Ancient Dragon Zen Gate will offer a seminar on Soto Zen traditional forms on Saturday, January 15, 2011. More...

  • 12.01.10 Zen New Years Celebrations - Ancient Dragon Zen Gate will hold two special events, on December 31 and January 2, to celebrate the New Year 2011. More...

  • 11.29.10 New audio dharma talks - New dharma talks are available in Audio Dharma Talks.

  • 11.14.10 Rohatsu 2010 three-day meditation retreat - Ancient Dragon Zen Gate will hold its annual three-day sesshin celebrating Rohatsu from Friday, December 3 to Sunday, December 5. More... Celebrating Buddha?s Enlightenment December 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8 Wednesday through Saturday: 7:30 am ? 8:45 pm Sunday: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm Daily Dharma talks by Taigen Dan Leighton Dokusan available (individual practice discussion with Taigen) Lunch and dinner provided Friday and Saturday; lunch Sunday Registration required. Please contact [email protected] to register, or for more information. Suggested donation: $65 daily; sliding scale available. It is possible to sign up for any one or more up to all five days. If you have not done an all-day sitting please consult Taigen: [email protected] PUBLIC WELCOME to Sunday Meditation 9:20 am, & Dharma talk 10:15 am Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago

  • 11.06.10 Fundraising auction begins - Our fundraising auction is now underway! The auction ends November 30, so please spread the word and encourage others to bid on on these exclusive goods and services!

  • 11.04.10 Upcoming all-day meditation retreat - Ancient Dragon Zen Gate will hold its next one-day meditation sesshin Sunday, November 14. More...

  • 10.19.10 Peace and Environment Forum: What happened to Beyond Petroleum? - Saman Sepehri will explore what happened to "Beyond Petroleum" on Thursday, November 11. More...

  • 10.06.10 Upcoming all-day meditation retreat - Ancient Dragon Zen Gate will hold its next one-day meditation sesshin Sunday, October 24. More...

  • 09.04.10 New audio dharma talks and zazen instructions - New dharma talks now available in Audio Dharma Talks, as well as recorded Zazen Instructions.

  • 08.23.10 Steve Stucky speaks at Ancient Dragon Zen Gate - Myōgen Steve Stücky, co-abbot of San Francisco Zen Center, will speak at Ancient Dragon Zen Gate on September 12 and 13. More...

  • 08.21.10 Upcoming three-day meditation sesshin (September 17-19) at Ancient Dragon Zen Gate - Ancient Dragon Zen Gate will hold its next three-day meditation sesshin September 17-19. More...

  • 08.13.10 Buddha's Lotus Flowers - Gene Reeves explores the symbolism of the lotus flower on Monday, August 16. More...

  • 07.31.10 New audio dharma talks posted - New dharma talks, including three from Tenshin Reb Anderson, now available in Audio Dharma Talks.

  • 07.01.10 Does a dog have Buddha nature? - Renowned Dogen scholar Steven Heine explores the MU koan on Monday, July 19. More...

  • 07.01.10 Peace and Environment Forum: Clean power in Chicago - Pam and Lan Richart will explain the Chicago Clean Power Ordinance on Thursday, July 22. More...

  • 07.01.10 Upcoming all-day meditation retreat - Ancient Dragon Zen Gate will hold its next one-day meditation sesshin Sunday, July 25. More...

  • 05.21.10 Peace and Environment Forum: Tar sands oil - British Petroleum is not just in the Gulf of Mexico. Debra Michaud will talk on "Tar Sands Oil: Neo-Colonialism Meets Oil Addiction" on June 10. More...

  • 05.21.10 Upcoming three-day meditation sesshin (June 25-27) at Ancient Dragon Zen Gate - Ancient Dragon Zen Gate will hold its next three-day meditation sesshin June 25-27. More...

  • 04.25.10 Ancient Dragon Zen Gate in Chicago holds temple dedication ceremony - The Buddha opened his eyes and smiled in North Central Chicago on April 25th, 2010. More...

  • 01.08.10 Meditation and recovery now weekly - The meditation and recovery group will start meeting weekly on Tuesday night in March. See our Programs page for more information.

  • 11.30.09 Dongshan and the Teaching of Suchness Article - New article Dongshan and the Teaching of Suchness from the upcoming book Zen Masters now available.

  • 08.26.09 Hyde Park Ancient Dragon meditation - Ancient Dragon Zen Gate is leading Wednesday afternoon zazen at Rockefeller Chapel in Hyde Park. More...

  • 08.26.09 Peace and Envrionment Forum - The Ancient Dragon Zen Gate Peace and Environment Forum begins September 6. More...

  • 07.20.09 Meditation and Recovery Program - Ancient Dragon Zen Gate is starting a meditation and recovery program in August. More...

  • 04.02.09 Zen Calligraphy Workshop Pictures - Pictures from the Calligraphy Workshop led by Kaz Tanahashi are now available online. More...

  • 03.31.09 Marc Lesser seminar - Marc Lesser will give a seminar on Sunday April 26 on his new book. More...

  • 03.13.09 Steven Heine Dharma talk - Steven Heine will give a Dharma talk on Dim Sum and Buddha nature on Monday March 30. More...

  • 02.20.09 Zen Calligraphy Workshop with Kazuaki Tanahashi - Kazuaki Tanahashi will offer a full-day Zen Calligraphy Workshop on Saturday, March 7th. More...

  • 02.11.09 The Meaning of Buddha's Enlightenment dharma talk - The Meaning of Buddha's Enlightenment audio dharma talk now available.

  • 01.30.09 Taigen's Trip to Japan - Taigen recently went to Japan to perform the Zuise ceremonies at Eiheiji and Sojiji. More...

  • 01.29.09 Engaging the Mystery dharma talk - Engaging the Mystery audio dharma talk now available.

  • 01.15.09 Karma and Climate Disruption article available - Collective Karma and Systemic Responses to Climate Disruption article now available

  • 01.14.09 New Zendo Opening Ceremony - New Zendo opening ceremony on Monday January 19th. More...

  • 01.07.09 Like the Moon Through Ivy dharma talk - Like the Moon Through Ivy audio dharma talk now available.

  • 12.20.08 Mary Oliver dharma talk - Mary Oliver - Making yourself into a Light audio dharma talk now available.

  • 12.14.08 New 2009 Sangha schedule - A new schedule is on the website for 2009.

  • 12.04.08 New Zendo - Ancient Dragon will be moving. Our Board has signed a lease on a storefront for a new full-time meditation hall and temple in Chicago. More...

  • 11.14.08 The rhythm of zen practice dharma talk - Gary Snyder on the Mountains and Water Sutra: The Rhythm of Zen Practice audio dharma talk now available.

  • 10.17.08 Dongshan's meeting dharma talk - A new dharma talk is now available: Dongshan's Meeting Suchness; Rimbaud's 'I is an Other'

  • 07.30.08 After the fire - Help Ancient Dragon support Tassajara. More...

  • 07.29.08 Ancient Dragon represented at sewing retreat - Hogetsu Laurie Belzer represented ADZG at an intensive sewing retreat. More...

  • 05.30.08 New dharma talks posted - Two new dharma talks by Taigen have been posted. One on Genjokoan and the other on Dogen and zazen.

  • 05.08.08 In memory of Casimir - ADZG sangha members took part in a memorial tree planting for sangha member Casimir Figlewicz. More...

  • 04.18.08 ADZG Sangha Library Online - The titles in the ADZG sangha library are now available online. Take a look at the new library section of the website.

  • 04.15.08 David Loy talk at DePaul - Highly recommended. David Loy will be speaking at DePaul on April 27th. His topic is The Attention-Deficit Society. More...

  • 03.14.08 Virginia Slave Vigil - Taigen will lead a Meditation Vigil to Bear Witness to the Slave Trade on April 19 in Richmond, Virginia. More...

  • 12.01.07 2007 Year End Letter - A copy of the 2007 year end letter from the ADZG board is available. More...

  • 11.20.07 Taigen's new book - Information on Taigen's new book is now available in our dharma book section.

  • 11.12.07 2008 Sangha Schedule - The sangha schedule for the first half of 2008 is now available in the schedule section.

  • 09.25.07 Dharma Talk Podcast - Taigen's audio Dharma Talks are now available as a podcast.

  • 09.10.07 Steve Heine to guest teach - Steven Heine to be Guest Teacher at Ancient Dragon Zen Gate October 4th. More...

  • 09.05.07 Trip to China - Taigen and sangha member Mike Bieniek recently visited Zen sites in China and wrote about their experience. More...

  • 06.28.07 Two new audio dharma talks - New audio dharma talks are available. Take a look at the Audio Dharma Talk section for more information.

  • 05.16.07 ADZG on-line donations - We now have the capacity for on-line donations, see Supporter page. Your support is much-needed as we work to make our practice more accessible to people in Chicago.

  • 05.13.07 Taigen's new book available - Visions of Awakening Space and Time: Dogen and the Lotus Sutra is now available from Oxford University Press.

  • 05.04.07 Audio Dharma Talks - Audio versions of some of Taigen's Dharma Talks are now availble as MP3s. Check out the new Audio Dharma Talk section.

  • 04.19.07 Chicago Tribune Article - Ancient Dragon Zen Gate is featured in the Chicago Tribune. More...

  • 03.12.07 2006 ADZG Jukai - A Lay Ordination ceremony for Eric Shutt and Amina Cain was held on October 15, 2006. More...

  • 03.09.07 2006 ADZG Priest Ordination - Myoshi Roger Thomson and Hogetsu Laurie Belzer were ordained priests by Taigen on June 25, 2006. More...

  • 02.23.07 New article by Taigen available - Unalienable Rights, Mahayana Inclusivity, and Right Livelihood

  • 01.02.07 New Taigen dharma talk available - Enlightenment Day

  • 12.28.06 Taigen's teaching schedule - New section added with Taigen's teaching schedule