Dear Sangha,
 
Shugen Roshi will visit the Temple this week, arriving on Friday afternoon, and will offer dokusan, lead the Song of Zazen retreat on Saturday, and give Sunday's talk. Taikyo will be here as staff person. Also this week, the Fire Lotus Knitting Group will meet on Sunday afternoon. Please see below for more information about upcoming programs.
 
Song of Zazen: On Saturday, August 17th, 10am-4pm, Shugen Roshi will lead a full-day retreat on The Song of Zazen, by the great Zen master Hakuin Enkaku (1685-1768). We will closely study and practice this powerful teaching, through careful reading, chanting, and zazen itself. We will discuss some of the more subtle aspects of zazen, how our meditation is both an expression of Buddha nature and the path to its realization, and the karmic obstructions of self-doubt, regret, and fear that hold us back.
 
Needles Meeting in Mid-Air: On Sunday, August 18th, the Fire Lotus Knitting Group will meet from 1-2:30pm. All are welcome: knitters and other needleworkers, women and men, beginner and experienced. Instruction will be available for beginners. Please bring whatever project you are working on.
 
Gassho,
Temple Training Staff
 
 
 
 

For program information and registration, please see ZCNYC Retreats on the ZCNYC website 

Have a question? Contact us at (718) 875-8229 or zcnyc@mro.org

U p c o m i n g   E v e n t s

August
17 Song of Zazen, with Shugen Roshi, 10am-4pm
An opportunity for close study and practice of The Song of Zazen, a powerful teaching of the great Zen master Hakuin Enkaku, through careful reading, chanting, and zazen itself.
 
18 Needles Meeting in Mid-Air: Fire Lotus Knitting Group, 1-2:30pm
All are welcome: knitters and other needleworkers, women and men, experienced and beginner. Instruction will be available for beginners. Please bring whatever project you are working on.
 
24 Half-Day Sit, with Hogen Sensei, 8am-12noon
A full morning of extended sitting. Lunch will be served following the sit.

25 Sangha Gathering, with Hogen Sensei and Hojin Sensei, during the Sunday morning program
More information to come.
 
This evening seminar offers practical guidance in understanding work from the perspective of Buddhist teachings and the Precepts. We will examine subjects such as money, success and failure, stress, competition and ambition, working with people, and Buddhist ethics.
 
31 To See a Flower: An Exploration of Urban Eco-Printing, with Mn. Shoan, Ikyo Love, and Seiyu Lanaghan, 10am-4pm
A workshop on natural dyeing with organic materials, offering an opportunity to stop, look, and use the magical forms of flower petals and plant leaves growing in our neighborhood to create color and designs on cloth and paper.
 
 

Z a z e n   S c h e d u l e   f o r   t h i s   W e e k

 
 
Wednesday-Saturday Morning

6:30 - 6:55 am -- Morning Zazen (Please be seated in the zendo no later than 6:25.)

6:55 - 7:05 -- Kinhin - Walking Meditation

7:05 - 7:30 -- Zazen

7:30 - 7:50 -- Morning Service
 

Tuesday-Saturday Evening

6:30 - 7:05 pm -- Evening Zazen (Please be seated in the zendo no later than 6:25.)

7:05 - 7:15 -- Kinhin - Walking Meditation

7:15 - 8:00 -- Zazen & Four Vows
 

Sunday Morning Program

8:30 am -- Caretaking Practice 

You are invited to come early and help prepare the Temple for Sunday services. 

9:30 am - 12:30 pm -- Liturgy, zazen & dharma talk followed by refreshments with the sangha.

(Beginning instruction in zazen is offered to those who are new to the Temple.)

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