Dear Sangha,
 
Hogen Sensei will be at the Temple for an extended period, arriving this Wednesday and staying through next Sunday, July 22nd. This week, Sensei will offer daisan, lead the Zazenkai on Saturday, and give Sunday's talk. (Please note that there will not be regularly scheduled morning or evening zazen on Saturday.) Taikyo will be here as staff person. Also this week, Hakubai Mosko will present a Sunday afternoon reading from his new book, The Sound of Cherry Blossoms. Please see below for more information about upcoming programs.
 
Zazenkai: On Saturday, July 14th, Hogen Sensei wil lead a Zazenkai from 8am-6pm. This full day of intensive zazen includes oryoki lunch, a talk, and daisan with Hogen.
 
Book reading: The Sound of Cherry Blossoms: Please join us on Sunday, July 15th, 1-2pm, when author and Buddhist practitioner Hakubai Mosko will visit the Temple to read from his new book, The Sound of Cherry Blossoms: Zen Lessons from the Garden on Contemplative Design. Discussion and refreshments will follow the reading.
 
Coming up next week: On Saturday, July 21st, the Temple will present two concurrent arts workshops from 10am-4pm:
Compassion at Your Fingertips: A Kannon Bodhisattva Sculpture Workshop, with Tom Matsuda, assisted by Mn. Shoan Ankele.
 
Gassho,
Temple Training Staff
 
 

 

For more information about programs at the Temple, please visit our website

or contact us at (718) 875-8229 or zcnyc@mro.org

To register for a retreat, please call or email the Temple office.

U p c o m i n g   E v e n t s

July
14 Zazenkai, with Hogen Sensei, 8am-6pm
A full-day silent zazen intensive. Participants will have an opportunity for daisan with Hogen.
 
15 Book Reading: The Sound of Cherry Blossoms, with Hakubai Mosko, 1-2pm
Author and Buddhist practitioner Hakubai Mosko will read from his new book, The Sound of Cherry Blossoms: Zen Lessons from the Garden on Contemplative Design.
 
21 Ikebana: the Meditative Art of Flower Arrangement, with Ikuko Sano Matsuda, 10am-4pm
A workshop on ikebana, or kado, the Zen art of meditative flower arrangement. Following demonstrations by the instructor, participants will be guided in making their own arrangements.
 
21 Compassion at Your Fingertips: A Kannon Bodhisattva Sculpture Workshop, with Tom Matsuda and Mn. Shoan Ankele, 10am-4pm
In this workshop, participants will examine the power of Buddha images and how to allow compassion to come forth through sculpting clay images of Kannon, the bodhisattva of compassion.
 
21 Eco Printing: Printing with Leaves and Flowers, with Seiyu Lanaghan and Matt Yanchuk, 9am-1pm, at the North Pacific garden on Pacific Street
Participants will print on fabric and paper using flowers grown in the Temple garden as well as leaves from local trees. Each participant will receive a scarf for printing. Please register online; the cost is free.
 
28 Half-Day Sit, with Hojin Sensei, 8am-noon
A full morning of extended sitting. Lunch will be served following the sit.
 
28 Zen Kids, 2-4:30pm
The Zen Kids program will meet on Saturday afternoon.
 
August
4 Zazenkai, with Zuisei Sensei, 8am-6pm
A full-day silent zazen intensive. Participants will have an opportunity for daisan with Zuisei.
 

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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