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January 2020

Meditation instruction, Zazen and Dharma talk by Taigen Dan Leighton about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Sunday January 19, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Dharma talk by Taigen Dan Leighton about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who he really was, what he really stood for, and his relevance now. 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…

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Zen Meditation and Dharma Talk by Taigen Dan Leighton about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday January 20, 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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Meditation and Recovery

Tuesday January 21, 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 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 January 22, 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

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 January 22, 2020 @ 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 January 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday January 7, 2021

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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LGBTQ+ Dharma Group

Friday January 24, 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

Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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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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Renew & Reconnect Qigong & Meditation Retreat

Saturday January 25, 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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Meditation instruction, Zazen, and Chinese New Year celebration led by Eishin Nancy Easton

Sunday January 26, 2020 @ 8:30 am
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Today our morning program will include a Children’s event and our special Chinese New Year ceremony led by Eishin Nancy Easton. This will include a Children's event. During zazen there will be children's activities available in the kitchen, then children will join in walking meditation and the celebration of Chinese New Year in the zendo, this year for the Year of the Rat. Afterwards we will have informal discussion and treats in the zendo. Everyone welcome. All who wish to…

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Origami Crane Folding

Sunday January 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613

We are meeting monthly for an hour on Sundays after tea (approximately at 12p)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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Origami Crane Folding

Monday January 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613

Please join us for monthly meetings before zazen on Mondays 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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Zen Meditation and Dharma Talk on Realizing Oneness by Hogetsu Laurie Belzer

Monday January 27, 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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Meditation and Recovery

Tuesday January 28, 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 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 January 29, 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

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 January 29, 2020 @ 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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Origami Crane Folding

Thursday January 30, 2020 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613

We are meeting monthly before zazen on Thursdays 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 January 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday January 7, 2021

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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February 2020

Meditation instruction, Zazen and Dharma talk by Taigen Dan Leighton

Sunday February 2, 2020 @ 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday December 27, 2020

Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Dharma talk by Taigen Dan Leighton 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 public even when there is…

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Zen Meditation and Dharma Talk by Taigen Dan Leighton

Monday February 3, 2020 @ 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 4, 2021

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 February 4, 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 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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