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November 2020

The Eightfold Path Study Group

Sunday November 1, 2020
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday December 20, 2020

Thru Sunday, December 20th, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM An opportunity to become acquainted with, or do a deeper dive into, The Eightfold Path. The Eightfold Path is at the heart of Buddha’s teaching.  It is the guidance put forth by Shakyamuni Buddha that leads to the cessation of suffering. This 8-week study group will look at each of the eight factors that comprise the Path. We will examine how they guide our practice and explore how we apply…

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Zazen and Dharma talk by Paul Copp, Guest Teacher

Sunday November 1, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Dharma talk by Paul Copp, Guest Teacher. Paul is Associate Professor in Chinese Religion and Thought at the University of Chicago. His first book, The Body Incantatory: Spells and the Ritual Imagination in Medieval Chinese Buddhism (Columbia University Press, 2014), is a study of the nature and history of Buddhist incantatory and amuletic practices in Tang China. His main project now is a study of the worlds of 9th and 10th century Chinese Buddhists whose practices are evidenced by manuscripts…

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Monday Morning Online Zazen with Douglas Floyd

Monday November 2, 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

Monday November 2, 2020 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:15 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday December 28, 2020

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 November 3, 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 November 3, 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 November 4, 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 November 4, 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 November 5, 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 November 5, 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 November 6, 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 November 6, 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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Flower Ornament Sutra Reading Group

Friday November 6, 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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The Eightfold Path Study Group

Sunday November 8, 2020
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday December 20, 2020

Thru Sunday, December 20th, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM An opportunity to become acquainted with, or do a deeper dive into, The Eightfold Path. The Eightfold Path is at the heart of Buddha’s teaching.  It is the guidance put forth by Shakyamuni Buddha that leads to the cessation of suffering. This 8-week study group will look at each of the eight factors that comprise the Path. We will examine how they guide our practice and explore how we apply…

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Zazen and Dharma Dialogue by Taigen Dan Leighton and Hozan Alan Senauke

Sunday November 8, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Dharma Dialogue by Taigen Dan Leighton and Hozan Alan Senauke. 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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Zazen and Dharma talk by Taigen Dan Leighton

Sunday November 8, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday December 27, 2020

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 November 9, 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 Matt Vogel

Monday November 9, 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 November 10, 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 November 10, 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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