Dear Sangha,
Hojin Sensei will be at the Temple this week, arriving on Tuesday to offer daisan, lead the Creative Impulse Intensive on Thursday through Saturday, and give Sunday's talk. Also this week, the Fire Lotus Knitting Group will meet on Sunday afternoon. Please see below for more information about upcoming programs.
Creative Impulse Intensive: This Thursday and Friday evening, 7-9pm, and all day Saturday, 10am-4pm, August 10-12, Hojin Sensei will offer a new intensive retreat on the creative impulse and the spontaneity of expressiveness. Beginning with zazen, participants will engage in nourishment and expression of our life force energy, exploring its natural impulse to leap into the unknown and take creative form. This intensive is designed for city dwellers who have daytime work commitments: you are welcome to participate in one, two, or all three sessions. Materials will be provided.
Needles Meeting in Mid-Air: This Sunday, August 13th, the Fire Lotus Knitting Group will meet from 1-3pm. 
Temple Training Staff

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U p c o m i n g   E v e n t s

10-12 The Creative Impulse Intensive, with Hojin Sensei,Thursday, 7-9pm, Friday, 7-9pm, and Saturday, 10am-4pm
In this new intensive designed for city dwellers, we will use zazen and the creative process to nourish and express our originality and aliveness. Participants may attend one, two, or all three sessions.
13 Needles Meeting in MId-Air: Fire Lotus Knitting Group, 1-3pm
Open to needleworkers, knitters, and others, from beginner to expert. Please bring whatever project you are working on.
19 Half-Day Sit, with Hogen Sensei, 8am-noon
A full morning of extended sitting. Lunch will be served following the sit.
19 Zen Kids, 2-4:30pm
The Zen Kids program will meet on Saturday afternoon.
26 Zazenkai, with Hogen Sensei, 8am-6pm
A full-day silent zazen intensive. Participants will have an opportunity for daisan with Hogen.

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.)