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October 2019

Origami Crane Folding

Thursday October 31, 2019 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613

We are meeting monthly for an hour before zazen 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.

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

Thursday October 31, 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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November 2019

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

Sunday November 3, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday November 3, 2019

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 Zenshin Florence Caplow, “Ferocious Grandmothers: Stories from The Hidden Lamp to Inspire Us in Hard Times”

Monday November 4, 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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Talk by Zenshin Florence Caplow on “Steady Gaze, Courageous Heart: Zen Practices for a Troubled World”

Tuesday November 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
DePaul University Cortelyou Commons, 2324 N Fremont St.
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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"Steady Gaze, Courageous Heart: Zen Practices for a Troubled World" talk by Zenshin Florence Caplow Climate breakdown, extinctions, the rise of authoritarian governments, escalating inequality, attacks on women, people of color, and the LGBTQ+ community, intensifying hatred of the "other" -- these are aspects of the world we live in today that affect each of us, personally and collectively. This generation of humanity is being called upon to respond, for the sake of all future generations, human and non-human. In…

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Meditation and Recovery

Tuesday November 5, 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 November 6, 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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Hyde Park Zen Group @ Rockefeller Chapel

Wednesday November 6, 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 6, 2021

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 7, 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 by Rev. Shudo Paula Lazarz

Sunday November 10, 2019 @ 8:30 am
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Dharma talk by Paula Lazarz, former ADZG Tenzo and Board member. Sunday Mornings 8:30 am:  Doors open 8:45 am:  Meditation Instruction * 9:30 am:  Zen Meditation (zazen) 10:05 am: Walking Meditation (kinhin) 10:15 am: Dharma Talk 11:00 am: Temple cleaning and tea * * Please note that there will be no meditation instruction, temple cleaning or tea on Sundays when we have special meditation retreats. The 9:30 am Zen meditation and 10:15 am Dharma talk are always open to the…

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Zen Meditation and Dharma talk by Rev. Taigen Dan Leighton

Monday November 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday January 6, 2020

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 12, 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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Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony

Tuesday November 12, 2019 @ 7:45 pm - 8:45 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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Wednesday Morning Zazen

Wednesday November 13, 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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Hyde Park Zen Group @ Rockefeller Chapel

Wednesday November 13, 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 6, 2021

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 14, 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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Daylong Meditation Retreat with Nyozan Eric Shutt

Sunday November 17, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Nyozan Eric Shutt  will give the Dharma Talk and will be available for individual practice discussion.   Oryoki-style lunch is included. Partial attendance is welcome.

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Zen Meditation and Dharma talk by Rev. Taigen Dan Leighton

Monday November 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday January 6, 2020

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 19, 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 November 20, 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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