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November 2018

Zen Meditation and Dharma talk by Rev. Taigen Dan Leighton

Monday November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until Monday January 6

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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Meditation and Recovery

Tuesday November 20 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:15pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday January 7

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 Angie via info@ancientdragon.org. No pre-registration required. Any donation welcome.

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Morning Zazen

Wednesday November 21 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:00am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday January 8

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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Not meeting: Hyde Park Zen Group @ Rockefeller Chapel

Wednesday November 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60637 United States
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Today's meeting is cancelled due to the Academic Calendar of the University of Chicago or a special event at Rockefeller Chapel

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Not Meeting: Beginner’s Mind: Zazen and Discussion of Suzuki Roshi Teachings

Thursday November 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Ancient Dragon Zen Gate is closed for Thanksgiving Holiday. May all beings be happy!

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Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony

Saturday November 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
HealthKick Kung Fu, 1329 N Larrabee St
Chicago, IL 60610 United States
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Traditional monthly repentance ceremony with melodic chanting invoking buddhas and bodhisattvas, led by Ancient Dragon Zen priests. Co-sponsored by Ancient Dragon Zen Gate and HealthKick Kung Fu.

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Meditation instruction, Zazen and Dharma talk by Rev. Taigen Dan Leighton

Sunday November 25 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday November 3

Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Sunday mornings begin with meditation instruction at 8:45 am * for people without prior Buddhist meditation experience or for those who wish to become familiar with our temple style of practice. The 9:30 am Zen meditation and 10:15 am Dharma talk are always open to the public even when there is a special meditation event. After the dharma and discussion, there is the option to participate in a brief period of temple cleaning (soji) followed by informal tea and socializing. ** Please note that there will be no meditation instruction, temple cleaning or tea on Sundays when we have special sittings. Consult the calendar for details.

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Zen Meditation and Dharma talk by Katie Dudzik

Monday November 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613

Zen meditation and Dharma talk by Katie Dudzik, Ancient Dragon Assistant Tenzo and long-term practitioner. 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 November 27 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:15pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday January 7

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 Angie via info@ancientdragon.org. No pre-registration required. Any donation welcome.

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Morning Zazen

Wednesday November 28 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:00am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday January 8

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 – Dharma talk by Howard Ruan

Wednesday November 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
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 November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until Wednesday January 8

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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December 2018

Meditation instruction, Zazen and Dharma talk by Rev. Taigen Dan Leighton

Sunday December 2 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday November 3

Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Sunday mornings begin with meditation instruction at 8:45 am * for people without prior Buddhist meditation experience or for those who wish to become familiar with our temple style of practice. The 9:30 am Zen meditation and 10:15 am Dharma talk are always open to the public even when there is a special meditation event. After the dharma and discussion, there is the option to participate in a brief period of temple cleaning (soji) followed by informal tea and socializing. ** Please note that there will be no meditation instruction, temple cleaning or tea on Sundays when we have special sittings. Consult the calendar for details.

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Zen Meditation and Dharma talk by Rev. Taigen Dan Leighton

Monday December 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until Monday January 6

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.

Find out more »

Meditation and Recovery

Tuesday December 4 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:15pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday January 7

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 Angie via info@ancientdragon.org. No pre-registration required. Any donation welcome.

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Cancelled: Morning Zazen

Wednesday December 5 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Today's Wednesday Morning Zazen is cancelled due to our Rohatsu Sesshin, an annual intensive meditation retreat commemorating Buddha's Enlightenment.  Regular Wednesday Morning Zazen resumes next week.

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Rohatsu sesshin: 5 Day Meditation Retreat led by Rev. Taigen Dan Leighton

Wednesday December 5 @ 7:15 am - 9:00 pm

First day of 5-day Meditation sesshin with daily Dharma talks by Taigen. Dokusan (individual practice discussion) with Taigen) available. Registration required by Nov. 28.

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Hyde Park Zen Group @ Rockefeller Chapel – Dharma talk by Siddhesh Mukerji

Wednesday December 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
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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Rohatsu sesshin: 5 Day Meditation Retreat led by Rev. Taigen Dan Leighton

Thursday December 6 @ 7:15 am - 9:00 pm

Second day of 5-day Meditation sesshin with daily Dharma talks by Taigen. Dokusan (individual practice discussion) with Taigen) available. Registration required by Nov. 28.

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

Thursday December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Today's Beginner's Mind  program is cancelled due to our Rohatsu Sesshin, an annual intensive meditation retreat commemorating Buddha’s Enlightenment.  Regular Beginner's Mind program resumes next week.

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