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Ancient Dragon Zen Gate

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1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613

July 2020

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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Zazen and Dharma talk by Nyozan Eric Shutt

Sunday July 19, 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 Nyozan Eric Shutt, transmitted Soto Zen Dharma Teacher, co-leader of the ADZG Hyde Park Rockefeller Chapel group, which meets Wednesday afternoons. Sunday Morning Public program in our online Zendo via ZOOM. Sunday Mornings 9:30 am: Zen Meditation (zazen) 10:15 am: Dharma Talk

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Zazen and Dharma talk by Eishin Nancy Easton

Sunday July 26, 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 Eishin Nancy Easton, transmitted Soto Zen Dharma teacher and Tanto, head of practice, at Ancient Dragon. 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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August 2020

Zazen and Dharma talk by Paul Discoe, Guest Teacher: The Nature of Delusion and Our Life in the Midst of Shared Delusion

Sunday August 2, 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 Zengyu Paul Discoe on "The Nature of Delusion and Our Life in the Midst of Shared Delusion." Paul is a direct disciple ordained by Suzuki Roshi, who sent Paul to train as a temple carpenter and designer in Japan for five years. Paul later received Dharma transmission from Reb Anderson. Paul built the Tassajara Zendo and kitchen, the Green Gulch Guest House, and many temples and notable homes in Europe, America, and Japan. Paul currently…

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Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony

Monday August 3, 2020 @ 7:50 pm - 8:30 pm
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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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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Flower Ornament Sutra Reading Group

Friday August 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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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

Sunday August 9, 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. 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 Stephanie Kaza, Guest Teacher

Sunday August 16, 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 Stephanie Kaza. Sunday Morning Public program in our online Zendo via ZOOM.  Stephanie Kaza, author of Green Buddhism, draws on Buddhist ethics to address the world-altering challenges before us, as we face our grief, anxiety, and concern for the future of life on earth. Dr. Kaza is professor emeritus at University of Vermont, and also author of The Attentive Heart: Conversations with Trees, and editor of Hooked!: Buddhist Writings on Greed, Desire, and the Urge…

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Zazen and Dharma talk by Taigen Dan Leighton

Sunday August 23, 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. 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 Shudo Paula Lazarz

Sunday August 30, 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 Shudo Paula Lazarz, ormer ADZG Tenzo and Board member, and Martial Arts teacher. 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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September 2020

Wednesday Morning Zazen

Wednesday September 2, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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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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Beginner’s Mind Program: Zazen and Discussion of Suzuki Roshi Teachings

Thursday September 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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Flower Ornament Sutra Reading Group

Friday September 4, 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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Meditation instruction, Zazen and Dharma talk by Taigen Dan Leighton

Sunday September 6, 2020 @ 8:30 am
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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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Wednesday Morning Zazen

Wednesday September 9, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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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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Beginner’s Mind Program: Zazen and Discussion of Suzuki Roshi Teachings

Thursday September 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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 Taigen Dan Leighton

Sunday September 13, 2020 @ 8:30 am
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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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Wednesday Morning Zazen

Wednesday September 16, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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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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Beginner’s Mind Program: Zazen and Discussion of Suzuki Roshi Teachings

Thursday September 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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 Taigen Dan Leighton

Sunday September 20, 2020 @ 8:30 am
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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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Wednesday Morning Zazen

Wednesday September 23, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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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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Beginner’s Mind Program: Zazen and Discussion of Suzuki Roshi Teachings

Thursday September 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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 Taigen Dan Leighton

Sunday September 27, 2020 @ 8:30 am
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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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Wednesday Morning Zazen

Wednesday September 30, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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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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October 2020

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

Thursday October 1, 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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Flower Ornament Sutra Reading Group

Friday October 2, 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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Meditation instruction, Zazen and Dharma talk by Taigen Dan Leighton

Sunday October 4, 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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Wednesday Morning Zazen

Wednesday October 7, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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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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Beginner’s Mind Program: Zazen and Discussion of Suzuki Roshi Teachings

Thursday October 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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 Taigen Dan Leighton

Sunday October 11, 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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Wednesday Morning Zazen

Wednesday October 14, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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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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Beginner’s Mind Program: Zazen and Discussion of Suzuki Roshi Teachings

Thursday October 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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 Taigen Dan Leighton

Sunday October 18, 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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Wednesday Morning Zazen

Wednesday October 21, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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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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Beginner’s Mind Program: Zazen and Discussion of Suzuki Roshi Teachings

Thursday October 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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 Taigen Dan Leighton

Sunday October 25, 2020 @ 8:30 am
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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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Wednesday Morning Zazen

Wednesday October 28, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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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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Beginner’s Mind Program: Zazen and Discussion of Suzuki Roshi Teachings

Thursday October 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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 2020

Meditation instruction, Zazen and Dharma talk by Taigen Dan Leighton

Sunday November 1, 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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Wednesday Morning Zazen

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

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

Thursday November 5, 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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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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Meditation instruction, Zazen and Dharma talk by Taigen Dan Leighton

Sunday November 8, 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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Wednesday Morning Zazen

Wednesday November 11, 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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Beginner’s Mind Program: Zazen and Discussion of Suzuki Roshi Teachings

Thursday November 12, 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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Meditation instruction, Zazen and Dharma talk by Taigen Dan Leighton

Sunday November 15, 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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Wednesday Morning Zazen

Wednesday November 18, 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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Beginner’s Mind Program: Zazen and Discussion of Suzuki Roshi Teachings

Thursday November 19, 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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Meditation instruction, Zazen and Dharma talk by Taigen Dan Leighton

Sunday November 22, 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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Wednesday Morning Zazen

Wednesday November 25, 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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Beginner’s Mind Program: Zazen and Discussion of Suzuki Roshi Teachings

Thursday November 26, 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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Meditation instruction, Zazen and Dharma talk by Taigen Dan Leighton

Sunday November 29, 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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Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony

Monday November 30, 2020 @ 7:50 pm - 8:30 pm
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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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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December 2020

Wednesday Morning Zazen

Wednesday December 2, 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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Beginner’s Mind Program: Zazen and Discussion of Suzuki Roshi Teachings

Thursday December 3, 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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Flower Ornament Sutra Reading Group

Friday December 4, 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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Meditation instruction, Zazen and Dharma talk by Taigen Dan Leighton

Sunday December 6, 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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Wednesday Morning Zazen

Wednesday December 9, 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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Beginner’s Mind Program: Zazen and Discussion of Suzuki Roshi Teachings

Thursday December 10, 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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Meditation instruction, Zazen and Dharma talk by Taigen Dan Leighton

Sunday December 13, 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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Wednesday Morning Zazen

Wednesday December 16, 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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Beginner’s Mind Program: Zazen and Discussion of Suzuki Roshi Teachings

Thursday December 17, 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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Meditation instruction, Zazen and Dharma talk by Taigen Dan Leighton

Sunday December 20, 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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Wednesday Morning Zazen

Wednesday December 23, 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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Beginner’s Mind Program: Zazen and Discussion of Suzuki Roshi Teachings

Thursday December 24, 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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Meditation instruction, Zazen and Dharma talk by Taigen Dan Leighton

Sunday December 27, 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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Wednesday Morning Zazen

Wednesday December 30, 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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Beginner’s Mind Program: Zazen and Discussion of Suzuki Roshi Teachings

Thursday December 31, 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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January 2021

Flower Ornament Sutra Reading Group

Friday January 1, 2021 @ 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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Beginner’s Mind Program: Zazen and Discussion of Suzuki Roshi Teachings

Thursday January 7, 2021 @ 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 2021

Flower Ornament Sutra Reading Group

Friday February 5, 2021 @ 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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March 2021

Flower Ornament Sutra Reading Group

Friday March 5, 2021 @ 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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