Ancient Dragon Zen Gate will hold a half-day meditation retreat Sunday, June 24th, 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, followed by a lay ordination (jukai) ceremony starting at 3:00 pm.
The lay ordination ceremony is open to the public, everyone welcome, no registration required. Registration is required for the half-day sitting. Please contact [email protected] or (773) 899-3841 to register, or for more information. Suggested donation of $35 includes a vegetarian lunch in the zendo. Partial scholarships (sliding scale) are available. If you have not done an all-day or half-day sitting in the past, please consult Taigen.
The regular zazen period (9:30am) and Dharma talk (10:15am) on Sunday morning are open to the public, even if you are not attending the all-day sitting. There will be no meditation instruction class Sunday morning (6/24).
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate is located at 1922 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, near Damen Avenue and the Irving Park Brown Line station. Free parking is usually available on nearby cross-streets.