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August 2022

Thursday Morning Online Zazen with Hogetsu Laurie Belzer

Thursday August 11, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday December 29, 2022

Thursday morning online sitting with Hogetsu Laurie Belzer. Sitting will be held in our online Zendo via ZOOM. Zazen is from 8:00am – 8:30am, followed by brief teaching reflection and check-in. See the homepage for instructions and FAQs regarding our online Zendo.

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Beginner’s Mind Zazen & Discussion Online

Thursday August 11, 2022 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:15 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday December 29, 2022

Our Thursday evening Beginner's Mind Zazen & Book Discussion is resuming online! Zazen will start at 7:15, followed by a discussion of a Suzuki Roshi text, usually "Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind", or perhaps "Not Always So." The event will be in our online zendo, which can be accessed by clicking here. Further instructions for accessing our online zendo can be found on our Online Zendo page.

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Meditation in Decolonizing Consciousness

Friday August 12, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Friday, repeating until Friday December 30, 2022

Weekly meditation in decolonizing consciousness. 8 AM - zazen 8:30 AM - sharing of reading from a BIPOC author and/or group discussion on anti-racism The service will be led in our Online Zendo by Dylan Toropov, who asks for your help in selecting material for the discussion portion of the service. Please email info@ancientdragon.org if you can contribute.

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Zazen and Dharma Talk by Taigen Dan Leighton

Sunday August 14, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday December 25, 2022

Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W Foster Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Dharma talk by Taigen Dan Leighton Sunday Morning Public Program at Ebenezer Lutheran Church and in our online Zendo via ZOOM. 9:30 am: Zen Meditation (zazen), 10:15 am: Dharma Talk. Instructions for Ebenezer Lutheran Church and COVID Policy

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Monday Morning Online Zazen with Douglas Floyd

Monday August 15, 2022 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday December 26, 2022

Monday morning online sitting with Douglas Floyd. Sitting will be held in our online Zendo via ZOOM. Zazen is from 7:00am - 7:35am, followed by chanting Heart of Great Perfect Wisdom Sutra and Ecosattva Vows. See the homepage for instructions and FAQs regarding our online Zendo.

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Zen Meditation and Dharma Talk by Howard Ruan

Monday August 15, 2022 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W Foster Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Dharma talk by Howard Ruan, long-time practitioner, University of Chicago Divinity School graduate, and active hospital chaplain. Monday Evening Public Program at Ebenezer Lutheran Church and in our online Zendo via ZOOM. 7:15 pm: Zen Meditation (zazen) 7:45 pm: Dharma Talk Instructions for Ebenezer Lutheran Church and COVID Policy

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Tuesday Morning Online Zazen with David Wray

Tuesday August 16, 2022 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday December 27, 2022

Tuesday morning online sitting with David Wray. Sitting will be held in our online Zendo via ZOOM. Zazen is from 7:00am – 7:35am, followed by chanting Heart of Great Perfect Wisdom Sutra and Ecosattva Vows. See the homepage for instructions and FAQs regarding our online Zendo.

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Meditation and Recovery Online

Tuesday August 16, 2022 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:15 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday December 27, 2022

This weekly Meditation and Recovery meeting will feature sitting and discussion to assist those in recovery from addictive substances and behavior patterns. Everyone is Welcome, regardless of prior experience in meditation. For more information contact Michael via info@ancientdragon.org. No pre-registration required. Any donation welcome.

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Wednesday Morning Online Zazen with Gerrie Griffin

Wednesday August 17, 2022 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday December 28, 2022

Wednesday morning online sitting with Gerrie Griffin. Sitting will be held in our online Zendo via ZOOM. Zazen is from 7:00am – 7:35am, followed by chanting Heart of Great Perfect Wisdom Sutra and Ecosattva Vows. See the homepage for instructions and FAQs regarding our online Zendo.

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Nagarjuna Reading Group

Wednesday August 17, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Wednesday December 21, 2022

This reading group is open to all. Monthly meetings in the online zendo begin with thirty minutes of zazen, followed by reading aloud together and discussing Nāgarjuna’s The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way. This intellectually invigorating text by one of the most important thinkers in the history of Buddhism puts forward an early and highly influential philosophical account of Mahāyāna teachings about emptiness and codependent arising. Participants are not expected to purchase this text and are welcome to drop in for…

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Thursday Morning Online Zazen with Hogetsu Laurie Belzer

Thursday August 18, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday December 29, 2022

Thursday morning online sitting with Hogetsu Laurie Belzer. Sitting will be held in our online Zendo via ZOOM. Zazen is from 8:00am – 8:30am, followed by brief teaching reflection and check-in. See the homepage for instructions and FAQs regarding our online Zendo.

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Beginner’s Mind Zazen & Discussion Online

Thursday August 18, 2022 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:15 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday December 29, 2022

Our Thursday evening Beginner's Mind Zazen & Book Discussion is resuming online! Zazen will start at 7:15, followed by a discussion of a Suzuki Roshi text, usually "Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind", or perhaps "Not Always So." The event will be in our online zendo, which can be accessed by clicking here. Further instructions for accessing our online zendo can be found on our Online Zendo page.

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Meditation in Decolonizing Consciousness

Friday August 19, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Friday, repeating until Friday December 30, 2022

Weekly meditation in decolonizing consciousness. 8 AM - zazen 8:30 AM - sharing of reading from a BIPOC author and/or group discussion on anti-racism The service will be led in our Online Zendo by Dylan Toropov, who asks for your help in selecting material for the discussion portion of the service. Please email info@ancientdragon.org if you can contribute.

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LGBTQ+ Dharma Group

Friday August 19, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The LGBTQ+ Dharma Group meets quarterly in our online zendo. The program begins with 30 minutes of group zazen followed by reading and informal discussion of a short text relevant to the concerns of the LGBTQ+ community and their intersection with Buddhist practice. For more information, email info@ancientdragon.org.

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Zazen and Dharma Talk by Steven Heine: Yunmen’s Jewel:-the Origins of a Koan case

Sunday August 21, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W Foster Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Dharma talk by Steven Heine, eminent scholar of Dogen, koans, and Zen history, and prolific author of related books. Dr. Heine will speak on Yunmen's Jewel::A Case Study of the Origins of a Koan case (Blue Cliff Record #62; Book of serenity #92). Sunday Morning Public Program at Ebenezer Lutheran Church and in our online Zendo via ZOOM. 9:30 am: Zen Meditation (zazen), 10:15 am: Dharma Talk. Instructions for Ebenezer Lutheran Church and COVID Policy

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Monday Morning Online Zazen with Douglas Floyd

Monday August 22, 2022 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday December 26, 2022

Monday morning online sitting with Douglas Floyd. Sitting will be held in our online Zendo via ZOOM. Zazen is from 7:00am - 7:35am, followed by chanting Heart of Great Perfect Wisdom Sutra and Ecosattva Vows. See the homepage for instructions and FAQs regarding our online Zendo.

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Zen Meditation and Dharma Talk by Ko Carol Laursen

Monday August 22, 2022 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W Foster Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Dharma talk by Ko Carol Laursen, long-time practitioner and ADZG Board member. Monday Evening Public Program at Ebenezer Lutheran Church and in our online Zendo via ZOOM. 7:15 pm: Zen Meditation (zazen) 7:45 pm: Dharma Talk Instructions for Ebenezer Lutheran Church and COVID Policy

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Tuesday Morning Online Zazen with David Wray

Tuesday August 23, 2022 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday December 27, 2022

Tuesday morning online sitting with David Wray. Sitting will be held in our online Zendo via ZOOM. Zazen is from 7:00am – 7:35am, followed by chanting Heart of Great Perfect Wisdom Sutra and Ecosattva Vows. See the homepage for instructions and FAQs regarding our online Zendo.

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Meditation and Recovery Online

Tuesday August 23, 2022 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:15 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday December 27, 2022

This weekly Meditation and Recovery meeting will feature sitting and discussion to assist those in recovery from addictive substances and behavior patterns. Everyone is Welcome, regardless of prior experience in meditation. For more information contact Michael via info@ancientdragon.org. No pre-registration required. Any donation welcome.

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Wednesday Morning Online Zazen with Gerrie Griffin

Wednesday August 24, 2022 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday December 28, 2022

Wednesday morning online sitting with Gerrie Griffin. Sitting will be held in our online Zendo via ZOOM. Zazen is from 7:00am – 7:35am, followed by chanting Heart of Great Perfect Wisdom Sutra and Ecosattva Vows. See the homepage for instructions and FAQs regarding our online Zendo.

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