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September 2019

Origami Crane Folding

Sunday September 1, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613

We are meeting monthly 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. No experience is necessary and instructions and paper will be provided. You are also welcome welcome to fold cranes on your own and drop then off at the temple.  Here…

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Zen Meditation and Dharma talk with Rev. Nyozan Eric Shutt

Monday September 2, 2019 @ 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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Meditation and Recovery

Tuesday September 3, 2019 @ 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 September 4, 2019 @ 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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on hiatus until October: Hyde Park Zen Group @ Rockefeller Chapel

Wednesday September 4, 2019 @ 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 8, 2020

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 September 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Wednesday January 8, 2020

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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Meditation instruction, Zazen and Dharma talk with Siddhesh Mukerji

Sunday September 8, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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 with Rev. Eishin Nancy Easton

Monday September 9, 2019 @ 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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Meditation and Recovery

Tuesday September 10, 2019 @ 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 September 11, 2019 @ 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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on hiatus until October: Hyde Park Zen Group @ Rockefeller Chapel

Wednesday September 11, 2019 @ 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 8, 2020

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 September 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Wednesday January 8, 2020

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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Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony

Saturday September 14, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 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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Daylong Meditation Retreat with Douglas Floyd

Sunday September 15, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 5:30 pm

All-day traditional Soto Zen meditation retreat that includes oryoki lunch, buddhist service, dharma talk,  a period of Qigong movement practice, and practice discussion.  Partial attendance is welcome.

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Zazen and Dharma talk with Douglas Floyd

Sunday September 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Please note that there will be no meditation instruction, temple cleaning or tea today as we have our daylong mediation retreat.  The 9:30 am Zen meditation and 10:15 am Dharma talk are open to the public even when there is a special meditation event.

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Zen Meditation and Dharma talk with Matt Vogel

Monday September 16, 2019 @ 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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Meditation and Recovery

Tuesday September 17, 2019 @ 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 September 18, 2019 @ 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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on hiatus until October: Hyde Park Zen Group @ Rockefeller Chapel

Wednesday September 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:40 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday January 8, 2020

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 September 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Wednesday January 8, 2020

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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