SPRING 2020 PRACTICE COMMITMENT PERIOD
Sounds of Valley Streams, Forms of Mountains
April 5–May 31, 2020
Registration is now open! Our non-residential practice commitment period is an opportunity to integrate and develop sustainable practice in our everyday lives and echo the ancient Buddhist tradition of intentional community practice. To support deepening practice, participants design individualized programs including three key aspects of Zen training: meditation, study, and community life. Please see Taigen to register and for more detailed information, click here.
LGBTQ+ DHARMA GROUP – Friday, February 21, 2020 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
This monthly program begins with 30 minutes of group zazen followed by tea, snacks, and discussion of a previously circulated Buddhist text or article relevant to the concerns of the LGBTQ+ community and their intersection with Buddhist practice. For more information, email email@example.com.
DAYLONG MEDITATION RETREAT WITH DOUGLAS FLOYD – Sunday, February 23, 2020 @ 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Douglas Floyd will give the Dharma Talk and will be available for dokusan, individual practice discussion. Oryoki-style lunch is included. Please register by February 18th with Douglas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RENEW & RECONNECT QIGONG & MEDITATION RETREAT – Saturday, February 29, 2020 @ 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Retreat is a combination of Qigong and Sitting & Walking Meditation. No technology. There are scheduled breaks. Email email@example.com to register.
TALK BY GUEST SPEAKER BROOK ZIPORYN – Monday, March 2, 2020 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Brook Ziporyn is a scholar of ancient and medieval Chinese religion and philosophy, expositor and translator of the most complex philosophical texts and concepts of the Chinese religious traditions, and a professor at the University of Chicago Divinity School. Topic of the talk to be announced.
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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