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February 2020

Origami Crane Folding

Thursday February 20, 2020 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613

We are meeting monthly before zazen on Thursdays in the kitchen at ADZG to work together folding origami cranes to support efforts of Japanese-American Buddhists and American Buddhists to bear witness to the internment of migrant and refugee children and families and promote humane and fair treatment of migrants crossing at our southern border.

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Beginner’s Mind Program: Zazen and Discussion of Suzuki Roshi Teachings

Thursday February 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday January 7, 2021

Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Beginning and experienced Zen practitioners meet for Zen meditation and exploration of the Beginner's Mind through reading and discussion of teachings by Shunryu Suzuki-roshi.

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LGBTQ+ Dharma Group

Friday February 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

Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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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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Extinction Rebellion

Saturday February 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Zen Buddhist Temple, Zen Buddhist Temple, 1710 Cornelia Avenue + Google Map

Extinction Rebellion Chicago at Zen Buddhist Temple, 1710 Cornelia Avenue, Chicago Climate Change: Heading for Extinction (And what to do about it) The role of non-violent direct action in stopping it. Introduced by Taigen Dan Leighton. Hosted by Zen Buddhist Temple and Buddhist Peace Fellowship Chicago

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Daylong Meditation Retreat with Douglas Floyd

Sunday February 23, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Please arrive at 7:15 am to arrange your seat. Orientation begins at 7:30 am and retreat ends at 5:30 pm. Douglas Floyd will give the Dharma Talk and will be available for dokusan, individual practice discussion. Oryoki-style lunch is included. If you have not previously attended an ADZG meditation retreat/sesshin, please inquire with Douglas at info@ancientdragon.org. After registration, please let us know if you have dietary or physical needs. Please register by February 18th with Douglas at info@ancientdragon.org.  Requested donation…

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Zen Meditation and Dharma Talk by Taigen Dan Leighton

Monday February 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday January 4, 2021

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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Meditation and Recovery

Tuesday February 25, 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 December 29, 2020

Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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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 Zazen

Wednesday February 26, 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

Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Early morning Zazen 7 am, door opens 6:45 am, followed by optional short service with chanting.

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Hyde Park Zen Group @ Rockefeller Chapel

Wednesday February 26, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:40 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday January 6, 2021

Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60637 United States
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This group meets most* Wednesday afternoons in Rockefeller Chapel in the heart of the University of Chicago campus. *Please check our calendar regarding meetings as there are occasional cancellations due to the Academic Calendar of the University of Chicago and special events at Rockefeller Chapel.

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Beginner’s Mind Program: Zazen and Discussion of Suzuki Roshi Teachings

Thursday February 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday January 7, 2021

Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Beginning and experienced Zen practitioners meet for Zen meditation and exploration of the Beginner's Mind through reading and discussion of teachings by Shunryu Suzuki-roshi.

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Renew & Reconnect Qigong & Meditation Retreat

Saturday February 29, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

The retreat is a combination of Qigong and Sitting & Walking Meditation. Still the mind and reconnect to your bountiful inner resources.

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March 2020

Meditation instruction, Zazen and Dharma talk by Taigen Dan Leighton

Sunday March 1, 2020 @ 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday December 27, 2020

Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Dharma talk by Taigen Dan Leighton Sunday Mornings 8:30 am:  Doors open 8:45 am:  Meditation Instruction * 9:30 am:  Zen Meditation (zazen) 10:05 am: Walking Meditation (kinhin) 10:15 am: Dharma Talk 11:00 am: Temple cleaning and tea * * Please note that there will be no meditation instruction, temple cleaning or tea on Sundays when we have special meditation retreats. The 9:30 am Zen meditation and 10:15 am Dharma talk are always open to the public even when there is…

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Zen Meditation and Talk by Guest Teacher Brook Ziporyn

Monday March 2, 2020 @ 7:00 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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Meditation and Recovery

Tuesday March 3, 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 December 29, 2020

Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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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 Zazen

Wednesday March 4, 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

Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Early morning Zazen 7 am, door opens 6:45 am, followed by optional short service with chanting.

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Hyde Park Zen Group @ Rockefeller Chapel

Wednesday March 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:40 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday January 6, 2021

Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60637 United States
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This group meets most* Wednesday afternoons in Rockefeller Chapel in the heart of the University of Chicago campus. *Please check our calendar regarding meetings as there are occasional cancellations due to the Academic Calendar of the University of Chicago and special events at Rockefeller Chapel.

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Beginner’s Mind Program: Zazen and Discussion of Suzuki Roshi Teachings

Thursday March 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday January 7, 2021

Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Beginning and experienced Zen practitioners meet for Zen meditation and exploration of the Beginner's Mind through reading and discussion of teachings by Shunryu Suzuki-roshi.

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Flower Ornament Sutra Reading Group

Friday March 6, 2020 @ 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 March 5, 2021

Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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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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Meditation instruction, Zazen and Dharma talk by Taigen Dan Leighton

Sunday March 8, 2020 @ 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday December 27, 2020

Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Dharma talk by Taigen Dan Leighton Sunday Mornings 8:30 am:  Doors open 8:45 am:  Meditation Instruction * 9:30 am:  Zen Meditation (zazen) 10:05 am: Walking Meditation (kinhin) 10:15 am: Dharma Talk 11:00 am: Temple cleaning and tea * * Please note that there will be no meditation instruction, temple cleaning or tea on Sundays when we have special meditation retreats. The 9:30 am Zen meditation and 10:15 am Dharma talk are always open to the public even when there is…

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Zen Meditation and Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony

Monday March 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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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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