Dear Sangha,
 
Hojin Sensei will be at the Temple this week, arriving on Thursday to offer daisan, lead a Fusatsu on Thursday evening, and offer Sunday's talk. Mn. Yukon will be here as senior staff person. Please see below for more information about upcoming programs.
 
Fusatsu: On Thursday, November 7th, 6:30-8pm, Hojin Sensei will lead a Fusatsu during evening zazen. 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.
 
Ango Art Practice: Sharing Our Illuminated Journals:  This Ango we have been offered the opportunity to fill pages of a journal with illuminations, in a daily practice of enjoyment and lively recording. Coming up next Wednesday, November 13th, 6:30-8:30pm, Hojin Sensei will lead a evening of book-in-hand sharing of these journals for everyone to behold and leaf through. All are welcome to attend, including those not formally participating in Ango art practice. Tea and light refreshments will be served. If you can bring your illuminated journal, please rsvp by Tuesday, November 5th to Hojin Sensei at zmmtrain@mro.org. Please join us as we share our abundant wealth and engage together the art of noticing and live recording!
 
Gassho,
Temple Training Staff
 
 
Ango art practice: pages from sangha members' illuminated journals
 

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

November
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.
 
13 Ango Art Presentations, with Hojin Sensei, 6:30-8pm
Everyone is invited to this evening gathering in which Ango participants will share illuminated journals created for Fall Ango art practice.
 
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.
 
27-30 Thanksgiving schedule
The Temple will close after morning zazen on Wednesday, November 27th, and will remain closed Wednesday evening and all day Thursday-Saturday, reopening on Sunday, December 1st, for the Sunday morning program.
 
December
6-7 Buddha's Enlightenment Vigil, with Hojin Sensei, Friday, 6:30-Saturday, 9am
The Temple's annual all-night period of deep sitting, commemorating the enlightenment of Shakyamuni Buddha. After a potluck dinner on Friday evening, informal zazen extends through the night, followed by a service and breakfast on Saturday morning.
 
14 Butoh: The Crucible of Body and Mind, with Vangeline, 10am-4pm
A body practice workshop in Japanese Butoh, a performance form characterized by deep investigation of impermanence, authentic expression, and letting go. In the practice of butoh, mind is revealed through mindful repetition, physical engagement, transforming our shadow, and unveiling our most authentic selves.
 
15 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.
 
21 Zazenkai, with Shugen Roshi, 8am-6pm
A full-day silent zazen intensive. Participants will have an opportunity for dokusan with Roshi.
 
 

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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