"To reach the end of suffering demands that the Eightfold Path be turned into an instrument of discovery, that it be used to generate the insights unveiling the ultimate truth of things... Right view is to become a direct seeing into the real nature of phenomena, previously grasped only conceptually; right intention, to become a true renunciation of defilements born out of deep understanding."
—Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi, commentary on The Noble Eightfold Path
Important Dates for October
10/31                Hungry Ghost Ceremony (7 - 9pm)
11/2                  Zen Teens
11/3                  Zen Kids / Zen Tweens (9am - 12pm)
11/3                  Diamond Net presents:
                             Rev. Jinpu Hirsch-Abramson on Aging in the Now  (1:30pm)
11/6                  Fusatsu Renewal of Vows Ceremony with Hojin Sensei (7:30pm)
11/8 -11/10       The Four Noble Truths with Rebecca Li
11/14                Buddhist Studies Session on Right Speech, with Shugen Roshi (7:30pm)
11/15                Ango Art Practice Presentations (7 - 9pm)
11/17                Novice monastic ordination ceremony for Suzanne Taikyo Gilman, 
                              and Hokyu JL Aronson
11/18 - 11/24    Shuso Hossen Sesshin with Shugen Roshi, Hojin Sensei, and Hogen Sensei    
11/29 - 12/1      Introduction to Zen Training Weekend
Please don't let financial issues prevent you from attending a program at the Monastery.
If you can't afford the program fee, there are options.
Sunday Morning Program
The Sunday Program is open to the public and offered every week of the year. If it's your first visit, you'll receive beginning instruction in zazen (Zen meditation) and an orientation to the Monastery.
  9am-noon: Liturgy, zazen, and dharma talk
  Noon-1pm: Lunch & clean-up
  Please arrive by 8:45am and plan to stay for the whole morning. $5 suggested donation.
Wednesday Evening Zazen
Beginning instruction in zazen is offered weekly except during sesshin. Please check our calendar to confirm or call the registrar to confirm.
  January-February: 6:30-8pm
  March-December:  7:30-9pm 

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