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October 2020

Beginner’s Mind Zazen & Discussion Online

Thursday October 8, 2020 @ 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 31, 2020

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 Mourning for Black Lives Taken and Imprisoned

Friday October 9, 2020 @ 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 June 4, 2021

Weekly meditation in mourning for Black lives taken and imprisoned. 8 AM - zazen 8:30 AM - reading of a selection from a Black writer to open community discussion. 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 October 9, 2020 @ 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 January 1, 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 game or two!  

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Zazen and Dharma talk by Taigen Dan Leighton on Bodhisattva Precepts and current relevance

Sunday October 11, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Dharma talk by Taigen Dan Leighton. 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 October 12, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday December 28, 2020

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 Douglas Floyd: Ordinary Mind: the Great Way Is Not Difficult

Monday October 12, 2020 @ 7:15 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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Tuesday Morning Online Zazen with Jokai Ian Davis

Tuesday October 13, 2020 @ 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 29, 2020

Tuesday morning online sitting with Jokai Ian Davis. 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 October 13, 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 February 23, 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 October 14, 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

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 October 14, 2020 @ 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://zoom.us Meeting ID: 975 2908 4735 Password:    380667  

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Thursday Morning Online Zazen with Hogetsu Laurie Belzer

Thursday October 15, 2020 @ 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 31, 2020

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 October 15, 2020 @ 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 31, 2020

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 Mourning for Black Lives Taken and Imprisoned

Friday October 16, 2020 @ 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 June 4, 2021

Weekly meditation in mourning for Black lives taken and imprisoned. 8 AM - zazen 8:30 AM - reading of a selection from a Black writer to open community discussion. 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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Renew & Reconnect Qigong & Meditation Retreat

Friday October 16, 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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Dragon Zoom Happy Hour

Friday October 16, 2020 @ 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 January 1, 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 game or two!  

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LGBTQ+ Dharma Group

Friday October 16, 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

One event on Friday June 19, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on Friday July 24, 2020 at 6:00 pm

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Friday July 16, 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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Zazen and Dharma talk by Guest Teacher Dale Wright: Non-Duality in the Vimalakirti Sutra and its current applicability

Sunday October 18, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Dharma talk by Dale Wright: Non-Duality in the Vimalakirti Sutra and its current applicability. Dale Wright has taught Buddhist and Asian philosophy and religion at Occidental College in Los Angeles for thirty years.  He is author of What Is Buddhist Enlightenment?,  Buddhism: What Everyone Needs to Know,  The Six Perfections: Buddhism and the Cultivation of Character,  Philosophical Meditations on Zen Buddhism, and co-editor of a series of books on the history of Zen.  Sunday Morning Public program in our online…

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Monday Morning Online Zazen with Douglas Floyd

Monday October 19, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday December 28, 2020

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 Dan Leighton: The Non-Duality of Duality and Non-Duality

Monday October 19, 2020 @ 7:15 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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Tuesday Morning Online Zazen with Jokai Ian Davis

Tuesday October 20, 2020 @ 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 29, 2020

Tuesday morning online sitting with Jokai Ian Davis. 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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