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July 2020

Wednesday Morning Online Zazen with Eishin Nancy Easton

Wednesday July 1, 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 September 2, 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 July 1, 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 July 2, 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 August 27, 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 July 2, 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 August 27, 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 July 3, 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 July 3, 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 July 31, 2020

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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Flower Ornament Sutra Reading Group

Friday July 3, 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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Zazen and Dharma talk by Taigen Dan Leighton: Interdependence Day, the Fox Koan, and Systemic Racism

Sunday July 5, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Dharma talk by Taigen Dan Leighton on Interdependence Day, the Fox Koan, and Systemic Racism. 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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Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony

Sunday July 5, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 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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Monday Morning Online Zazen with Douglas Floyd

Monday July 6, 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 August 31, 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 Brian Taylor

Monday July 6, 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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Tuesday Morning Online Zazen with Jokai Ian Davis

Tuesday July 7, 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 August 25, 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 July 7, 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 July 8, 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 September 2, 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 July 8, 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 July 9, 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 August 27, 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 July 9, 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 August 27, 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 July 10, 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 July 10, 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 July 31, 2020

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 Florence Caplow, Guest Teacher: Seven Wise Women in the Charnel Ground

Sunday July 12, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Dharma talk by Guest Teacher Zenshin Florence Caplow: Seven Wise Women in the Charnel Ground.  Charnel ground practice is an ancient Buddhist practice of looking at things as they are. In this time of pandemic, accelerating climate change effects, and awakening to the pervasiveness of systemic racism, our willingness to look at how things are has never mattered more. We will explore this practice througn the story of "Seven Wise Women in the Charnel Ground" from The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty Five…

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