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June 2022

Monday Morning Online Zazen with Douglas Floyd

Monday June 20, 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 Gerrie Griffin

Monday June 20, 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 Gerrie Griffin., Ancient Dragon Ino, (meditation hall manager). 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 June 21, 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 June 21, 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 June 22, 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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Thursday Morning Online Zazen with Hogetsu Laurie Belzer

Thursday June 23, 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 June 23, 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 June 24, 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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Ruth Ozeki Book Reading

Friday June 24, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W Foster Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Please join Ancient Dragon Zen Gate (ancientdragon.org) and Women and Children First (womenandchildrenfirst.com) in welcoming to Chicago internationally renowned novelist and Zen Buddhist Priest Ruth Ozeki to celebrate her recent novel, The Book of Form and Emptiness, on Friday, June 24th at 7 PM at the Ebenezer Lutheran Church Auditorium (1650 W. Foster Ave). Ruth's new book, “a brilliantly inventive new novel about loss, growing up, and our relationship with things," follows her acclaimed and best-selling novels such as A Tale For The…

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Zazen and Dharma Talk by Eishin Nancy Easton

Sunday June 26, 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 Eishin Nancy Easton, Ancient Dragon Tanto and Dharma Teacher. 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 June 27, 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 Gyoshin Laurel Ross

Monday June 27, 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 Gyoshin Laurel Ross, Ancient Dragon Practice Leader. 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 June 28, 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 June 28, 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 June 29, 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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Thursday Morning Online Zazen with Hogetsu Laurie Belzer

Thursday June 30, 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 June 30, 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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July 2022

Meditation in Decolonizing Consciousness

Friday July 1, 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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Flower Ornament Sutra Reading Group

Friday July 1, 2022 @ 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 January 6, 2023

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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Zazen and Dharma Talk by Taigen Dan Leighton: Interdependence Day and the Supreme Court

Sunday July 3, 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 Taigen Dan Leighton Sunday Morning Public Program at Ebenezer Lutheran Church and in our online Zendo via ZOOM. 9:30 am: Zen Meditation (zazen), 10:10 am: Dharma Talk. Instructions for Ebenezer Lutheran Church and COVID Policy

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