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August 2020

Meditation in Mourning for Black Lives Taken and Imprisoned

Friday August 14, 2020 @ 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 June 4, 2021

Weekly meditation in mourning for Black lives taken and imprisoned. 8 AM - zazen 8:30 AM - reading of a selection from a Black writer to open community discussion. 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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Dragon Zoom Happy Hour

Friday August 14, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday January 1, 2021

Join us (online) for a relaxed end-of-the-week tea and treats. The directions are simple—make yourself a cup of tea, arrange a treat (cookies are good), and log into our online zendo. Aside from that, we’ll spend time catching up and maybe playing a game or two!  

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Sangha Meeting

Saturday August 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Sangha Meeting. Held on Ancient Dragon Zoom. 1 pm - 2pm.

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ADZG COMMUNITY MEETING: Future possibilities for our temple’s location and practice

Saturday August 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Board of Directors warmly invites the sangha, the Ancient Dragon Zen Gate community, to participate in a discussion of the future of our physical temple and practice.  We need community input to chart our course forward in this time of the COVID pandemic as we face a major decision with significant implications:   whether or not to renew the lease on our temple home.

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Zazen and Dharma talk by Stephanie Kaza, Guest Teacher: The Dharma of Resistance

Sunday August 16, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Dharma talk by Guest Teacher Stephanie Kaza on The Dharma of Resistance. Sunday Morning Public program in our online Zendo via ZOOM.  Stephanie Kaza, author of Green Buddhism, draws on Buddhist ethics to address the world-altering challenges before us, as we face our grief, anxiety, and concern for the future of life on earth. Dr. Kaza is professor emeritus at University of Vermont, and also author of The Attentive Heart: Conversations with Trees, and editor of Hooked!: Buddhist Writings on…

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Monday Morning Online Zazen with Douglas Floyd

Monday August 17, 2020 @ 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 28, 2020

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 August 17, 2020 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

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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Tuesday Morning Online Zazen with Jokai Ian Davis

Tuesday August 18, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday December 29, 2020

Tuesday morning online sitting with Jokai Ian Davis. Sitting will be held in our online Zendo via ZOOM. Zazen is from 8:00am – 8:35am, 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 August 18, 2020 @ 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 February 23, 2021

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 Eishin Nancy Easton

Wednesday August 19, 2020 @ 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 30, 2020

Wednesday morning online sitting with Eishin Nancy Easton. 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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Hyde Park Zen Group – Online Zazen, Dharma Talk, Discussion

Wednesday August 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

The Hyde Park Zen Group, a collaboration between Ancient Dragon Zen Gate and the University of Chicago's Spiritual Life Office, normally meets in Rockefeller Chapel on the University campus. They are now meeting online through Zoom at 6:00pm - 7:30 pm on Wednesdays. It is open to all - to access, use this link: https://zoom.us Meeting ID: 975 2908 4735 Password:    380667  

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Thursday Morning Online Zazen with Hogetsu Laurie Belzer

Thursday August 20, 2020 @ 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 31, 2020

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 August 20, 2020 @ 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 31, 2020

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 Mourning for Black Lives Taken and Imprisoned

Friday August 21, 2020 @ 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 June 4, 2021

Weekly meditation in mourning for Black lives taken and imprisoned. 8 AM - zazen 8:30 AM - reading of a selection from a Black writer to open community discussion. 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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Dragon Zoom Happy Hour

Friday August 21, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday January 1, 2021

Join us (online) for a relaxed end-of-the-week tea and treats. The directions are simple—make yourself a cup of tea, arrange a treat (cookies are good), and log into our online zendo. Aside from that, we’ll spend time catching up and maybe playing a game or two!  

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LGBTQ+ Dharma Group

Friday August 21, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on Friday January 24, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on Friday February 21, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on Friday March 20, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on Friday June 19, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on Friday July 24, 2020 at 6:00 pm

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Friday July 16, 2021

The LGBTQ+ Dharma Group meets approximately once a month. The program begins with 30 minutes of group zazen followed by tea, snacks, and discussion of a previously circulated Buddhist text or article relevant to the concerns of the LGBTQ+ community and their intersection with Buddhist practice.

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Zazen and Sangha Meeting

Sunday August 23, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Sangha Meeting. Sunday Morning Public program in our online Zendo via ZOOM. 9:30 am:  Zen Meditation (zazen) 10:10 am: Sangha Meeting

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ADZG COMMUNITY MEETING: Future possibilities for our temple’s location and practice

Sunday August 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The Board of Directors warmly invites the sangha, the Ancient Dragon Zen Gate community, to participate in a discussion of the future of our physical temple and practice.  We need community input to chart our course forward in this time of the COVID pandemic as we face a major decision with significant implications:   whether or not to renew the lease on our temple home.

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Monday Morning Online Zazen with Douglas Floyd

Monday August 24, 2020 @ 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 28, 2020

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 Alan Senauke, Guest Teacher, on Buddhism and Justice

Monday August 24, 2020 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

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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