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Board Meeting Highlights, August 22, 2021

Taigen reported that upcoming guest speakers will include Kokyo Henkel and Steven Heine. Taigen is preparing for an upcoming seminar on Dogen (October 3) and an interview for a documentary film on death and rebirth in Japanese Buddhism. Dave Doerksen will retire after...

In Appreciation of Thomas Cleary : a Personal Remembrance

by Taigen Dan Leighton  July, 2021   I am writing to honor Thomas Cleary after his passing away June 20th and his amazing legacy of translations, Buddhist and otherwise. Many of his texts are crucial to Soto Zen practice, and for all modern Buddhist...

Board Meeting Highlights, June 13, 2021

New board member  - After the resignation of board member Fushin Susan Schoenbohm in April, the board elected Carol Ko Laursen to fulfill her 2-year term. Welcome Ko!  Guiding Teacher  - Taigen will be offering a seminar on Dogen’s Being Time and view of temporality...

ADZG In-Person Event Policy

As we emerge locally from the COVID-19 pandemic, the ADZG Board of Directors has been following city, state, and CDC public health guidelines and formulated a policy for in-person dharma events. These conditions will remain ADZG’s policy for any public indoor events...

Board Meeting Highlights, April 18, 2021

Board of Directors’ Meeting Summary April 18, 2021 The sangha board of directors had a productive meeting on Sunday April 18. Highlights from the meeting include:  A decision to state the board’s intention to look for a building to purchase. It was recognized that...

SZBA Statement in Response to the attack on Congress of January 6th

As Zen Buddhist clergy, we condemn the attack on the United States congress on January 6th. We acknowledge the anguish and rage it has brought. At the center of our tradition is the understanding that violence leads to violence, compassion to compassion, ignorance to...

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF ANCIENT DRAGON ZEN GATE NFP

The following resolution amending the Bylaws of Ancient Dragon Zen Gate NFP are adopted by the Board of Directors: Article 3 Section 3(g) of the Bylaws is amended and restated as follows: (g) Call for and hold meetings of the Participants (as defined hereafter), as...

Winter Solstice Dedication

On this Winter Solstice, Darkest day of the year, we now resolve Not to turn away from the deep darkness of our troubled world and of our lives. We welcome the light increasing now from this day on. May we all spread this glowing light in our lives, May the...