Greetings,
Snow is on the mountain but spring is in the air. Following a weekend sesshin at the end of this month, we'll be entering into the 2020 Spring Ango practice period. You can find helpful links and documents pertaining to the training period on the ango page of our website. Appropriate to our 40th anniversary, you'll find reading materials related to Master Dogen's Mountains and Rivers Sutra, in addition to a full schedule of ango activities, and welcome letters from the Training Office and our new Shuso (chief disciple), Jeffrey Gyokudo Roberts.
Whether you're able to join us as a formal ango participant or if you're following along from home, thank you for your practice and support. May this fresh season breathe new life into our hopes and aspirations for ourselves, our communities and all beings.
Important Dates for March:
 
2/28 - 3/1       Ango Opening Sesshin with Shugen Roshi and Hojin Sensei
3/1                 Ango Opening Ceremony (within the Sunday morning program)
3/6 - 3/8         Introduction to Zen Training Weekend
3/8                 What is Whiteness? Affinity Group (1:15pm - 3pm)
3/7                 Zen Teens (1pm - 4pm) 
3/12               Fusatsu Ceremony with Shugen Roshi
3/13 - 3/15     One Dharma: Desire and Satisfaction, with Shugen Roshi
3/22               Zen Kids and Tweens (9am - noon)
2/23 - 2/29     Founding Sesshin with Shugen Roshi, Hojin Sensei, Hogen Sensei
 
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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