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October 2022

Tuesday Morning Online Zazen with David Wray

Tuesday October 18, 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 October 18, 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 October 19, 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 October 20, 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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Meditation in Decolonizing Consciousness

Friday October 21, 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 October 21, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every 3 months that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Friday October 20, 2023

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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Haiku Nature Walk

Saturday October 22, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry that is drawn from direct experience with nature.  It is an ancient spiritual practice that is now a worldwide phenomenon.  Gyoshin Laurel Ross will lead nature walks to introduce people to writing in this simple form.  All of the walls will be in natural areas and parks on Chicago’s northside. We will walk in relative silence enjoying whatever Mother Nature has to offer that morning—possibly rain of course. We will carry note pads…

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Seminar on Huayan Buddhism by Taigen

Saturday October 22, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Taigen will introduce and discuss complexities of the Huayan Buddhist school in China (Kegon in Japan), often considered the pinnacle of Mahayana philosophy. The Huayan dialectical approach to reality has been a major influence on Soto Zen, going back to its Chinese founders like Dongshan. The Huayan School was inspired by the massive colorful Avatamsaka Flower Ornament Sutra. This sutra is described as the very first awareness of Shakyamuni Buddha upon his great awakening, too lofty for anyone at that…

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Zazen and Dharma Talk by Taigen Dan Leighton

Sunday October 23, 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 October 24, 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 Alex Peltz

Monday October 24, 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 Alex Peltz, long-time Ancient Dragon practitioner, and one of our sangha chaplains. 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 October 25, 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 October 25, 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 October 26, 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 October 26, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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 October 27, 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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Meditation in Decolonizing Consciousness

Friday October 28, 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 Segaki Ceremony

Sunday October 30, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W Foster Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Segaki Ceremony for feeding the Hungry Ghosts and honoring people who have passed in the last year. Sunday Morning Public Program at Ebenezer Lutheran Church and in our online Zendo via ZOOM. 9:30 am: Zen Meditation (zazen), 10:15 am: Segaki Ceremony. Instructions for Ebenezer Lutheran Church and COVID Policy

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Monday Morning Online Zazen with Douglas Floyd

Monday October 31, 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 Taigen Dan Leighton

Monday October 31, 2022 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:15 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday December 26, 2022

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. 7:15 pm: Zen Meditation (zazen) 7:45 pm: Dharma Talk Instructions for Ebenezer Lutheran Church and COVID Policy

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