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Weekly  Practice Opportunities


A MESSAGE TO NEW FOLKS: We welcome everyone to come sit with us in person at our Lincoln Square zendo or in our online zendo. If you are new to meditation or would like a refresher, we offer zazen instruction either in person or online by appointment only – please email us at info@ancientdragon.org and we will confirm by email.

Everyone is welcome, regardless of prior experience in meditation, and no preregistration is required. Although our regular weekly events are free and open to the public, we gratefully invite donations to support our offerings.

Sunday Morning Community Hybrid Program
In-person at LS Zendo and online at ADZG Zoom Zendo
8:45 am: Arrivals/doors open
9:15 am: Han begins
9:30 am: Zazen (sitting meditation)
10:05 am: Kinhin (walking meditation)
10:15 am: Dharma talk
11:05 am: Discussion ends; 4 vows, announcements
*11:15 am: Temple cleaning/soji
*11:30 am: Social tea
**8:30 am (Zazen instruction in practice room on 2nd Sunday)

on days when we have meditation retreats (sesshin), all are welcome to attend zazen and the dharma talk, but on these retreat days, work and tea are cancelled.

Sunday mornings begin with a thirty-five minute period of zen meditation (zazen) that is followed by ten minutes of kinhin and a Dharma talk and discussion at 10:15 am.

Monday Evening Community Hybrid Program
In-person at LS Zendo and online at ADZG Zoom Zendo
6:45 pm: Arrivals -Doors open
7:00 pm: Han begins calling the sangha to meditation
7:15 pm: Zazen (sitting meditation)
7:45 pm: Service
7:55 pm: Dharma Conversation
8:30 pm: Discussion ends, 4 vows, announcements
8:40 pm: Social tea
*6:15 pm: Zazen instruction in practice room on 3rd Monday

Monday evenings we sit one thirty 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 conversation and group discussion are followed by informal chat.


Here are descriptions of our weekly-recurring practice offerings in our Online Zendo via ZOOM.

Monday Mornings with Douglas Floyd
7:00 am: Zen meditation (zazen)
7:35 am: chanting of Heart of Great Perfect Wisdom Sutra and Ecosattva Vows.

Tuesday Mornings with David Wray
7:00 am: Zen meditation (zazen)
7:35 am: chanting of Heart of Great Perfect Wisdom Sutra and Ecosattva Vows.

Tuesday Evenings – Meditation and Recovery Program
7:00 pm:  Doors open
7:15 pm:  Meditation and Recovery Program

Our Meditation and Recovery program occurs every Tuesday, 7:15 – 8:30 pm. This weekly meeting features sitting meditation followed by discussion to support those in recovery from addictive substances and behavior patterns.
For information contact Reuben Kaller via info@ancientdragon.org.
Everyone is Welcome, regardless of prior experience in meditation. No pre-registration required and any donation will be accepted.

Wednesday Mornings with Mark Splitt
7:00 am: Zen Meditation (zazen)
7:35 am: chanting of Heart of Great Perfect Wisdom Sutra and Ecosattva Vows.

Thursday Mornings with Hogetsu Laurie Belzer
8:00 am: Zen meditation (zazen)
8:35 am: brief teaching reflection and check-in.

Friday Mornings – Meditation in Decolonizing Consciousness, led by Dylan Toropov
8:00 am: Zen meditation (zazen)
8:30 am: sharing of reading from a BIPOC author and/or group discussion on anti-racism.