RENEW & RECONNECT QIGONG & MEDITATION RETREAT
Saturday, October 26, 2019 @ 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
This retreat is a combination of Qigong and sitting & walking meditation. (You may sit on floor cushions or in a chair.) No technology. There are scheduled breaks. It is designed to allow you to decompress, fully inhabit the body, still the mind and reconnect to your bountiful inner resources.
Email email@example.com to register. Donations are requested.
SEGAKI CEREMONY AND CHILDREN’S EVENT
Sunday Morning October 27, 2019
Please join us for our annual Segaki ceremony on Sunday, October 27th. All are welcome and and the Segaki ceremony will start at 10:15a following the usual 9:30a zazen. This ceremony includes food offerings on the altar, raising hungry ghosts with percussion instruments, chanting ancient dharani spells to pacify the spirits, and readings of the names of sangha family and friends, and culture figures who have passed away in the last year. During zazen there will be children’s activities in the kitchen (children are more than welcome to sit zazen as well if they choose to), followed by joining the assembly for the ceremony, a discussion, and treats.
You are welcome to bring food offerings or percussion instruments for the ceremony. To add names of deceased loved ones or friends that you would like read during the ceremony, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ORIGAMI CRANE FOLDING: OCTOBER DATES
Sunday October 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (after tea)
Monday October 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (before zazen)
Thursday October 31, 2019 @5:45pm- 6:45 pm (before meetings)
We are meeting monthly on Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays in the kitchen at ADZG to work together folding origami cranes to support an Washington DC action in May of 2020 with Japanese-American Buddhists and American Buddhists to bear witness to the internment of migrant and refugee children and families and promote humane and fair treatment of migrants crossing at our southern border.
Please join us for our next community crane folding events or pick up some materials in the kitchen and fold at home.
Talk by guest teacher Zenshin Florence Caplow, “Ferocious Grandmothers: Stories from The Hidden Lamp to Inspire Us In Hard Times.” Many of the stories and koans in The Hidden Lamp feature old women who are astonishingly clear and powerful in their expressions of the dharma. What can they teach us about our own lives and practice? A few copies of The Hidden Lamp will be available for purchase by donation.
On Saturday August 3rd, 2019 Ancient Dragon Dharma Teacher Taigen Shizan Leighton completed Dharma transmission ceremonies for his heirs, Nyozan Eric Shutt and Eishin Nancy Easton, and authorized them as Dharma teachers. Shosan Victoria Austin from San Francisco Zen Center served as Preceptor for the ceremony. As part of the ceremony, Eishin and Nyozan received new brown okesas and ceremonial implements.
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