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July 2019

TEMPLE CLOSED, REGULAR PROGRAM CANCELLED Beginner’s Mind Program: Zazen and Discussion of Suzuki Roshi Teachings

Thursday July 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Beginning and experienced Zen practitioners meet for Zen meditation and exploration of the Beginner's Mind through reading and discussion of teachings by Shunryu Suzuki-roshi.

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TEMPLE CLOSED

Friday July 26, 2019

Temple close due to private ceremony

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TEMPLE CLOSED

Saturday July 27, 2019

Temple Closed due to private ceremony

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TEMPLE CLOSED, REGULAR PROGRAM CANCELLED Meditation instruction, Zazen and Dharma talk by Rev. Taigen Dan Leighton

Sunday July 28, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Sunday mornings begin with meditation instruction at 8:45 am * for people without prior Buddhist meditation experience or for those who wish to become familiar with our temple style of practice. The 9:30 am Zen meditation and 10:15 am Dharma talk are always open to the public even when there is a special meditation event. After the dharma and discussion, there is the option to participate in a brief period of temple cleaning (soji) followed by informal tea and socializing. ** Please note that there will be no meditation instruction, temple cleaning or tea on Sundays when we have special sittings. Consult the calendar for details.

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TEMPLE CLOSED, REGULAR PROGRAM CANCELLED Zen Meditation and Dharma talk by Rev. Taigen Dan Leighton

Monday July 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Monday evenings we sit one thirty-five minute period of zen meditation (zazen) and then conduct a brief service in the Soto Zen style which includes the chanting of traditional Zen texts. A Dharma talk and group discussion are followed by informal social tea and treats.

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