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December 2018

New Year’s Eve Zen Meditation and Dharma talk by Rev. Taigen Dan Leighton

Monday December 31, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Special New Year's Eve event: Regular Monday program followed by extended late evening meditation and Midnight celebration

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January 2019

Meditation and Recovery

Tuesday January 1, 2019 @ 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, 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 Angie via info@ancientdragon.org. No pre-registration required. Any donation welcome.

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Wednesday Morning Zazen

Wednesday January 2, 2019 @ 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, 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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Not meeting: Hyde Park Zen Group @ Rockefeller Chapel

Wednesday January 2, 2019 @ 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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Beginner’s Mind Program: Zazen and Discussion of Suzuki Roshi Teachings

Thursday January 3, 2019 @ 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, 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 by Rev. Taigen Dan Leighton on Linji’s Blind Ass

Sunday January 6, 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 by Kathy Bingham

Monday January 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Kathy Bingham is a long-time Zen practitioner and a former Director on Ancient Dragon's Board
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 January 8, 2019 @ 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, 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 Angie via info@ancientdragon.org. No pre-registration required. Any donation welcome.

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Wednesday Morning Zazen

Wednesday January 9, 2019 @ 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, 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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Not meeting: Hyde Park Zen Group @ Rockefeller Chapel

Wednesday January 9, 2019 @ 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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Beginner’s Mind Program: Zazen and Discussion of Suzuki Roshi Teachings

Thursday January 10, 2019 @ 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, 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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Daylong Meditation Retreat led by Douglas Floyd

Sunday January 13, 2019 @ 7:15 am - 5:30 pm
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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All-day Zen meditation retreat begins with orientation at 7:30 am and ends at 5:30 pm.  Douglas Floyd will give the Dharma Talk and will be available for individual practice discussion. Oryoki-style lunch is included.  

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Zazen and Dharma talk by Douglas Floyd

Sunday January 13, 2019 @ 9:20 am - 11:00 am
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Shortened program today: 9:30 am Zen meditation and 10:15 am Dharma talk are open to the public during sesshin . ** Please note that there will be no meditation instruction, temple cleaning or tea today due to sesshin.

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Zen Meditation and Dharma talk on “Sitting in the Storm: Zen in the Time of Climate Crisis” by Rev. Zenshin Florence Caplow

Monday January 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Zen meditation and Dharma talk on "Sitting in the Storm: Zen in the Time of Climate Crisis" by Guest Teacher Zenshin Florence Caplow, Zen priest and co-editor of The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty Five Centuries of Awakened Women. 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 January 15, 2019 @ 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, 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 Angie via info@ancientdragon.org. No pre-registration required. Any donation welcome.

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Wednesday Morning Zazen

Wednesday January 16, 2019 @ 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, 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 January 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm 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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Chicago Buddhist Peace Fellowship Meeting

Thursday January 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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The Chicago Buddhist Peace Fellowship is a community of activist friends trying to engage more directly in social action and service for the benefit of all beings.  BPF meetings are typically held at Ancient Dragon Zen Gate on the third Thursday of the month.

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

Thursday January 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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In addition to our regular Beginner's Mind program, tonight, Chicago Buddhist Peace Fellowship meets separately in the kitchen at 7:45pm.
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 by Rev. Taigen Dan Leighton

Sunday January 20, 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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