Dear Sangha,
 
Hojin Sensei arrived last week and will stay through this Sunday. This week Sensei will offer daisan, lead a Zazenkai on Saturday, and with other members of the sangha will hold space for the celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Sunday. (Please note that there will not be regularly scheduled morning or evening zazen on Saturday.) Mn. Taikyo will be here as staff person. Please see below for more information about upcoming programs.
 
Zazenkai: On Saturday, January 18th, Hojin Sensei will lead a Zazenkai from 8am-6pm. This full day of extended sitting includes oryoki lunch, a talk, and daisan with Sensei.
 
Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.: On Sunday, January 19th, please join us at 9:30am for a contemplative celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the resonance of his ministry with Buddhist teachings. The morning will be centered on the theme of The Beloved Community. All are invited to bring something evocative of their own ancestry to place on a special altar that will be created for the service.
 
Gassho,
Temple Training Staff
 
 
Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 

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

January
18 Zazenkai, with Hojin Sensei, 8am-6pm
A full-day silent zazen intensive. Participants will have an opportunity for daisan with Sensei.
 
19 Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr., 9:30am, during the Sunday morning program
Please join us for a contemplative celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the resonance of his ministry with Buddhist teachings. The morning will be centered on the theme of The Beloved Community. All are invited to bring something evocative of their own ancestry to place on a special altar that will be created for the service.
 
25 Half-Day Sit, 8am-12noon
A full morning of extended sitting. Lunch will be served following the sit.
 
26 Film Screening: 13th, 1:15pm
Everyone is invited to join the What is Whiteness? Anti-Oppression Group as we examine the role of our prison system in perpetuating systemic racism. Ava DuVernay's thought-provoking film 13th explores how the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution outlawed slavery except as punishment for a crime, and how this laid the groundwork for the mass incarceration of black men. A facilitated discussion will follow the film. Please join us; refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact Dojaku (itsallgarden@gmail.com or 347-727-8865).
 
An evening seminar exploring common challenges encountered by Zen students, and how meeting challenges with wisdom, honesty, skillfulness, and compassion can help us move deeper into our practice.
 
February
A full-day workshop on qigong practices to prevent illness, warm up, and strengthen the body. These practices will give particular attention to the kidneys and spine.
 
2 LGBTQ Tea Group, 1-2:30pm
The LGBTQ Tea Group will meet at the Temple on Sunday afternoon. 
 
15 Zazenkai, with Hogen Sensei, 8am-6pm
A full-day silent zazen intensive. Participants will have an opportunity for daisan with Sensei.
 
29 Half-Day Sit, with Hogen Sensei, 8am-12noon
A full morning of extended sitting. Lunch will be served following the sit.

March
5-8 Sesshin, with Hogen Sensei, Thursday, 5pm-Sunday, 12:30pm
This silent zazen intensive includes daily oryoki, talks, and daisan. Sesshin may be joined on Thursday or Friday. First-time sesshin registrants should contact the training office before registering.
 

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 morning or evening zazen on Saturday.
 
Wednesday-Friday 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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