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November 2021

Monday Morning Online Zazen with Douglas Floyd

Monday November 29, 2021 @ 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 Sara Lytle: The Jewel of Sangha

Monday November 29, 2021 @ 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 Sara Lytle, ADZG Board member, and former UC Divinity School ADZG intern. Monday Evening Public Program at Ebenezer Lutheran Church and in our online Zendo via ZOOM. Click here for instructions on how to get to the venue, where to go when inside, and our COVID policy. 7:15 pm: Zen Meditation (zazen) 7:45 pm: Dharma Talk

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Tuesday Morning Online Zazen with David Wray

Tuesday November 30, 2021 @ 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 November 30, 2021 @ 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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December 2021

Wednesday Morning Online Zazen with Gerrie Griffin

Wednesday December 1, 2021 @ 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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Thursday Morning Online Zazen with Hogetsu Laurie Belzer

Thursday December 2, 2021 @ 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 December 2, 2021 @ 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 December 3, 2021 @ 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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Flower Ornament Sutra Reading Group

Friday December 3, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Friday March 4, 2022

This reading group is open to all. We will be reading aloud together the classic expansive and psychedelic Mahayana Buddhist text, Avatamsaka Sutra (Flower Ornament Sutra). A visionary description of awakening realms and bodhisattva activity, the Flower Ornament Sutra has been a cornerstone of Mahayana literature for approximately 2,000 years and is the inspiration for the Huayan school of Buddhism, which in turn had a foundational influence on the formation of Chan (Zen) Buddhism. Participants are not expected to purchase this…

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Rohatsu All-Day Sitting Held In-Person and Online led by Douglas Floyd.

Sunday December 5, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W Foster Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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We will gather to sit in silent meditation in our new rented zendo @ Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Foster Ave. at Paulina, Chicago, and in Zoomspace. Although partial attendance options are available, you are encouraged to join for the entire day. The All-day sitting and morning Dharma talk will be led by Douglas Floyd, ADZG Lay Teacher and Director. For the safety of the community: Everyone is welcome to register for the online ADZG Zoom retreat offering, but please note: **All in-person participants…

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Zazen and Dharma Talk by Douglas Floyd

Sunday December 5, 2021 @ 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 Douglas Floyd, ADZG Lay Teacher and Director. Sunday Morning Public Program at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in our online Zendo via ZOOM. Click here for instructions on how to get to the venue, where to go when inside, and our COVID policy. 9:30 am: Zen Meditation (zazen), 10:15 am: Dharma Talk.

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Monday Morning Online Zazen with Douglas Floyd

Monday December 6, 2021 @ 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 Taigen Dan Leighton

Monday December 6, 2021 @ 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 Taigen Dan Leighton. Monday Evening Public Program at Ebenezer Lutheran Church and in our online Zendo via ZOOM. Click here for instructions on how to get to the venue, where to go when inside, and our COVID policy. 7:15 pm: Zen Meditation (zazen) 7:45 pm: Dharma Talk

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Tuesday Morning Online Zazen with David Wray

Tuesday December 7, 2021 @ 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 December 7, 2021 @ 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 December 8, 2021 @ 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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Thursday Morning Online Zazen with Hogetsu Laurie Belzer

Thursday December 9, 2021 @ 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 December 9, 2021 @ 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 December 10, 2021 @ 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 Gyoshin Laurel Ross

Sunday December 12, 2021 @ 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 Gyoshin Laurel Ross, ADZG Practice Leader, and former Ino and Board member. Sunday Morning Public Program at Ebenezer Lutheran Church and in our online Zendo via ZOOM. Click here for instructions on how to get to the venue, where to go when inside, and our COVID policy. 9:30 am: Zen Meditation (zazen), 10:15 am: Dharma Talk.

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