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Ancient Dragon Zen Gate

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1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wednesday Morning Zazen

Wednesday February 5, 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 February 6, 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 February 9, 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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Meditation and Recovery

Tuesday February 11, 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 February 12, 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 February 13, 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 February 16, 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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Meditation and Recovery

Tuesday February 18, 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 February 19, 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 February 20, 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 February 21, 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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Daylong Meditation Retreat with Douglas Floyd

Sunday February 23, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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lease arrive at 7:15 am to arrange your seat. Orientation begins at 7:30 am and retreat ends at 5:30 pm Douglas Floyd  will give the Dharma Talk and will be available for dokusan, individual practice discussion.   Oryoki-style lunch is included. If you have not previously attended an ADZG meditation retreat/sesshin, please inquire with Douglas at:  info@ancientdragon.org, After registration, please let us know if you have dietary or physical needs. Please register by February 18th with Douglas at info@ancientdragon.org.  Requested donation…

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Meditation and Recovery

Tuesday February 25, 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 February 26, 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 February 27, 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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March 2020

Meditation instruction, Zazen and Dharma talk by Taigen Dan Leighton

Sunday March 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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Meditation and Recovery

Tuesday March 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 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 March 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 March 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 March 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 March 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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Zen Meditation and Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony

Monday March 9, 2020 @ 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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Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony

Monday March 9, 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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Meditation and Recovery

Tuesday March 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 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 March 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 March 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 March 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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Meditation and Recovery

Tuesday March 17, 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 March 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 March 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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LGBTQ+ Dharma Group

Friday March 20, 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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Daylong Meditation Retreat with Hogetsu Laurie Belzer

Sunday March 22, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Please arrive at 7:15 am to arrange your seat. Orientation begins at 7:30 am and retreat ends at 5:30 pm Hogetsu Laurie Belzer will give the Dharma Talk and will be available for individual practice discussion.   Oryoki-style lunch is included. If you have not previously attended an ADZG meditation retreat/sesshin, please inquire with Hogetsu at:  info@ancientdragon.org, After registration, please let us know if you have dietary or physical needs. Please register by March 16th with Hogetsu at info@ancientdragon.org.  Requested donation…

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Meditation and Recovery

Tuesday March 24, 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 March 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 March 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 March 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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Meditation and Recovery

Tuesday March 31, 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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April 2020

Wednesday Morning Zazen

Wednesday April 1, 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 April 2, 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 April 3, 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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Beginning of Spring Practice Commitment Period

Sunday April 5, 2020 @ 7:30 am
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Spring Practice Commitment Period begins. April 5, 2020 - May 31, 2020 Rev. Taigen Dan Leighton leads this year's Practice Commitment Period together with Rev. Eishin Nancy Easton and Rev. Nyozan Eric Shutt. Topic to be announced and more information to follow.

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Zazen and Dharma talk with Rev. Taigen Dan Leighton

Sunday April 5, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 11:00 am
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Today we will have an abbreviated public program* due to our meditation retreat Sunday Morning Public program 9:15 am:  Arrival for public program* 9:30 am:  Zen Meditation (zazen) 10:05 am: Walking Meditation (kinhin) 10:15 am: Dharma Talk * Please note that there will be no meditation instruction, temple cleaning or tea on Sundays when we have special sittings. 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.…

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Meditation and Recovery

Tuesday April 7, 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 April 8, 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 April 9, 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 April 12, 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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Meditation and Recovery

Tuesday April 14, 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 April 15, 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 April 16, 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 Stephanie Kaza

Sunday April 19, 2020 @ 8:30 am
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Dharma talk by guest teacher Stephanie Kaza, topic and details To Be Announced Stephanie Kaza, author of Green Buddhism (Shambhala, 2019), draws on Buddhist ethics to address the world-altering challenges before us. Dr. Kaza is Professor Emeritus at the University of Vermont, and a former resident practitioner at Green Gulch Zen Center. As we face our grief, anxiety, and concern for the future of life on earth, there is no option not to act; the whole world is our practice…

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Workshop with Stephanie Kaza

Sunday April 19, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Workshop with guest teacher Stephanie Kaza, topic and details To Be Announced Stephanie Kaza, author of Green Buddhism (Shambhala, 2019), draws on Buddhist ethics to address the world-altering challenges before us. Dr. Kaza is professor emeritus at the University of Vermont, and a former resident practitioner at Green Gulch Zen Center. As we face our grief, anxiety, and concern for the future of life on earth, there is no option not to act; the whole world is our practice field…

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Meditation and Recovery

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

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

Sunday April 26, 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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Meditation and Recovery

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

Thursday April 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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May 2020

Flower Ornament Sutra Reading Group

Friday May 1, 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 and Recovery

Tuesday May 5, 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 May 6, 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 May 7, 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 May 10, 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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Meditation and Recovery

Tuesday May 12, 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 May 13, 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 May 14, 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 May 17, 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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Meditation and Recovery

Tuesday May 19, 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 May 20, 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 May 21, 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 May 24, 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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Meditation and Recovery

Tuesday May 26, 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 May 27, 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 May 28, 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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3 Day Meditation Retreat led by Rev. Taigen Dan Leighton

Friday May 29, 2020 @ 7:15 am - 9:00 pm
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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First day of 3-day Meditation sesshin, with daily Dharma talks by Taigen at 10:15 on Dōgen's zazen teachings. 7:30 am – 9 pm meditation. Dokusan (individual practice discussion) with Taigen available. Lunch and supper oryoki-style meals provided. Registration required by May 22. Daily $75. suggested donation; sliding scale available. It is possible to sign up for any one up to all three days. Please contact info@ancientdragon.org. This sesshin will conclude the Spring Practice Commitment Period.

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3 Day Meditation Retreat led by Rev. Taigen Dan Leighton

Saturday May 30, 2020 @ 7:15 am - 9:00 pm
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Second day of 3-day Meditation sesshin, with daily Dharma talks by Taigen at 10:15 on Dōgen's zazen teachings. 7:30 am – 9 pm meditation. Dokusan (individual practice discussion) with Taigen available. Lunch and supper oryoki-style meals provided. Registration required by May 22. Daily $75. suggested donation; sliding scale available. It is possible to sign up for any one up to all three days. Please contact info@ancientdragon.org. This sesshin will conclude the Spring Practice Commitment Period.

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3 Day Meditation Retreat led by Rev. Taigen Dan Leighton

Sunday May 31, 2020 @ 7:15 am - 5:30 pm
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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Zazen and Dharma talk with Rev. Taigen Dan Leighton

Sunday May 31, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 11:00 am
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, 1922 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Today we will have an abbreviated public program* due to our meditation retreat Sunday Morning Public program 9:15 am:  Arrival for public program* 9:30 am:  Zen Meditation (zazen) 10:05 am: Walking Meditation (kinhin) 10:15 am: Dharma Talk * Please note that there will be no meditation instruction, temple cleaning or tea on Sundays when we have special sittings. 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.…

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June 2020

Meditation and Recovery

Tuesday June 2, 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 June 3, 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 June 4, 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 June 5, 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 June 7, 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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Meditation and Recovery

Tuesday June 9, 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 June 10, 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 June 11, 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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