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June 2021

Hyde Park Zen Group – Online Zazen, Dharma Talk, Discussion

Wednesday June 16, 2021 @ 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://uchicagogroup.zoom.us/j/93526767913?pwd=cVB1QXE0OXZtY3Q4TmdGZzJOL1ZvUT09 (this link has been updated as of January 2021!) Should there be an issue with the link, the meeting can be reached with a meeting ID and…

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Thursday Morning Online Zazen with Hogetsu Laurie Belzer

Thursday June 17, 2021 @ 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 30, 2021

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 17, 2021 @ 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 30, 2021

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 18, 2021 @ 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 31, 2021

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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Dragon Zoom Happy Hour

Friday June 18, 2021 @ 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 December 31, 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 song or two!  

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LGBTQ+ Dharma Group

Friday June 18, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Friday December 17, 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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Dogen’s Being Time and Deep Time Seminar by Taigen

Saturday June 19, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Online Seminar by Taigen Leighton on Dogen's Being Time and view of Temporaiity, and its implications for Joanna Macy's teaching of Deep Time and reinhabiting time.  1-4:30 pm, for more information or to register contact info@ancientdragon.org. Suggested donation $35,, but sliding scale, less or more is welcome. Dogen's view of time is subtle, and builds on East Asian philosophy. Joanna Macy's Deep Time is an approach to seeing how to befriend future beings and help refresh and deepen our world…

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Zazen and Dharma Talk by Hakusho Johan Ostlund

Sunday June 20, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Dharma talk by Hakusho Johan Ostlund, who was SFZC priest intern at ADZG in 2016. Since then Hakusho has been tanto at Green Gulch and Tassajara, and now lives in Vermont, and is studying at Institute of Buddhist Studies, where he has taken a course with Taigen. Sunday Morning Public Program in our online Zendo via ZOOM. 9:30 am: Zen Meditation (zazen), 10:15 am: Dharma Talk.

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Monday Morning Online Zazen with Douglas Floyd

Monday June 21, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am

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 Leighton

Monday June 21, 2021 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Dharma talk by Taigen Leighton. Monday Evening Public Program in our online Zendo via ZOOM. 7:15 pm: Zen Meditation (zazen) 7:45 pm: Dharma Talk

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Tuesday Morning Online Zazen with David Wray

Tuesday June 22, 2021 @ 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 28, 2021

Tuesday morning online sitting with David Wray. 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 June 22, 2021 @ 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 28, 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 June 23, 2021 @ 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 29, 2021

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 June 23, 2021 @ 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://uchicagogroup.zoom.us/j/93526767913?pwd=cVB1QXE0OXZtY3Q4TmdGZzJOL1ZvUT09 (this link has been updated as of January 2021!) Should there be an issue with the link, the meeting can be reached with a meeting ID and…

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Thursday Morning Online Zazen with Hogetsu Laurie Belzer

Thursday June 24, 2021 @ 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 30, 2021

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 24, 2021 @ 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 30, 2021

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 25, 2021 @ 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 31, 2021

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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Dragon Zoom Happy Hour

Friday June 25, 2021 @ 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 December 31, 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 song or two!  

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Zazen and Dharma Talk by Eishin Nancy Easton and Outdoor All-Day Sitting

Sunday June 27, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Dharma talk by Eishin Nancy Easton. Eishin's talk will be part of an outdoor all-day sitting, for which the normal Sunday morning zazen and dharma talk will be available in our online Zendo via ZOOM. Suggested registration fee is $75; for more information and/or to register, contact info@ancientdragon.org. 9:30 am: Zen Meditation (zazen), 10:15 am: Dharma Talk.

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Monday Morning Online Zazen with Douglas Floyd

Monday June 28, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am

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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