Dear Sangha,
 
Mn. Yukon will be at the Temple this week as senior staff person, and will give the talk on Sunday. Also this week, author Lawrence Shainberg will visit the Temple to present a book reading on Saturday evening. (Please note that there will not be regularly scheduled evening zazen on Saturday.) Please see below for more information about upcoming programs.
 
Book Reading: Four Men Shaking: On Saturday, October 5th, 6:30-7:30pm, author Lawrence Shainberg will visit the Temple to offer a reading from his new book, Four Men Shaking. A followup to his memoir Ambivalent Zen, Four Men Shaking weaves narratives of his literary friendships with Samuel Beckett and Norman Mailer, and his teacher-student relationship with Japanese Zen Master Kyudo Nakagawa Roshi.
 
 
 
Can you offer a ride to the Monastery? If you need a ride or can offer a ride to Zen Mountain Monastery, see the RideShare Program on the Monastery's website. Rides from the city to the Monastery are often requested, so if you are driving and can take a passenger, please sign up. Thank you!
 
Gassho,
Temple Training Staff
 
Sanhga News
 
Jizo Project Update
Fundraising for the Jizo Project is progressing well!  Thanks to your incredible generosity, we have raised $1,184,000 of our $1.2 million goal.
 
We still need to raise $16,000 to fully fund this important initiative to make Zen Mountain Monastery a more accessible and accommodating refuge for practice.  If you haven't donated yet, or would like to make an additional gift, please visit our Jizo Project webpage. The webpage provides a detailed description of the project including our updated building plans and schedule.

Thank you for your support!
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Mn. Yukon offering zazen instruction
 

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

October
5 Book Reading: Four Men Shaking, with Lawrence Shainberg, 6:30-7:30pm
Author Lawrence Shainberg reads from his new book, Four Men Shaking, a followup to his memoir Ambivalent Zen.
 
12 Zazenkai, with Hogen Sensei, 8am-6pm
A full-day silent zazen intensive. Participants will have an opportunity for daisan with Sensei.
 
13 Mondo on the Second Noble Truth, with with Hogen Sensei, 9:30am
For this second of three Fall Ango study sessions, Hogen Sensei will offer a mondo (question-and-answer session) during the Sunday morning program. The final study session will be on Thursday evening, Oct 31st.
 
19 Staying Present: A Creative Process Retreat, with Hojin Sensei, Andre Daughtry, and Kat Rogers, 10am-4pm
In this day-long creative process workshop, we'll take up a range of somatic practices and cognitive exercises to examine and explore our relationship diversity and difference - both inner and outer.
 
20 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.
 
26 Half-Day Sit, 8am-12noon
A full morning of extended sitting. Lunch will be served following the sit.
 
26 Zen Kids, 2-4:30pm
The Zen Kids program will meet on Saturday afternoon.
 
31 Buddhist study session on the Third Noble Truth, with with Hogen Sensei, 7-8:30pm
The third of three study sessions for Fall Ango.
 
November
2 Zazenkai, with Hogen Sensei, 8am-6pm
A full-day silent zazen intensive. Participants will have an opportunity for daisan with Sensei.
 
7 Fusatsu, with Hojin Sensei, 6:30-8pm
Fusatsu, or "Renewal of Vows," is a ceremony based on the teachings of the Buddhist precepts, It includes liturgy and a talk by the officiant, each focusing on the moral teachings of the Buddha.
 
Spend a day exploring ways you can create a sense of space, ease, and well-being through Yogic postures and breathing practices. Open to participants of all level and abilities.
 
17 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.
 
23 Half-Day Sit, 8am-12noon
A full morning of extended sitting. Lunch will be served following the sit.
 
23 Roundtable Discussion on Ecodharma, with David Loy, 4-6pm
David Loy, author of Ecodharma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis, will lead a roundtable discussion exploring how Buddhism can address our global ecological crisis, climate change, and the increasing degradation of the natural world. Limited to a maximum of 20 participants. Please register by November 15th.
 
23 Zen Kids, 2-4:30pm
The Zen Kids program will meet on Saturday afternoon.
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Z a z e n   S c h e d u l e   f o r   t h i s   W e e k

 
 
Please note: there will not be evening zazen on Saturday
 
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-Friday 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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