Dear Sangha,
 
Yukon will be at the Temple this week as senior staff person, and will offer Sunday's talk. Also this week, Paul Bloom will visit the Temple to lead a full-day qigong workshop on Saturday. Please see below for more information about upcoming programs.
 
Classical Qigong for Total Health, Emotional Balance, and Spiritual Clarity: On Saturday, August 11th, 10am-4pm, qigong instructor and Zen practitioner Paul Bloom will offer a retreat combining the practice of meditation and qigong. This day-long workshop will include study of the 8 Brocades of Silk and Taiji Qigong in 18 Movements. People of all ages and levels of health and experience are welcome!
 
Gassho,
Temple Training Staff
 
 

Yukon and Emily  Photo: Bingwan Liu

 

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

August
11 Classical Qigong for Total Health, Emotional Balance, and Spiritual Clarity, with Paul Bloom, 10am-4pm
A full-day workshop combining meditation and qigong, including instruction in Hsing Yi Internals and 5 Elements Practice. All ages and levels of health and experience are welcome!
 
18 Ink, Brush, Paper: An Introduction to Kanji, with William Kando Johnston, 10am-4pm
A workshop on brush calligraphy of Chinese characters, called kanji in Japanese, commonly encountered in Zen practice. In the afternoon, participants are invited to join the concurrent tea ceremony program.
 
18 Chado: The Way of Tea, with Andrew Hobai Pekarik, 10am-4pm
An introduction to Japanese tea ceremony, including demonstrations, participation, tea drinking, and discussion. In the afternoon, participants are invited to join the concurrent calligraphy program.
 
25 Half-Day Sit, with Hogen Sensei, 8am-noon
A full morning of extended sitting. Lunch will be served following the sit.
 
September
8 Awakening to Karma: How Karma Manifests as Our Life and Practice, with Hogen Sensei, 10am-4pm
A full-day workshop exploring karma as the essence of our intention expressed as actions of body, speech, and mind, looking at our intention to live mindfully and turn our karma toward the cultivation of wholesome actions.
 
9 Ango Opening, with Hojin Sensei and Hogen Sensei
Fall Ango opens at Fire Lotus Temple during the Sunday program.
 
15 Zazenkai, with Hogen Sensei, 8am-6pm
A full-day silent zazen intensive. Participants will have an opportunity for daisan with Hogen.
 
15 Shibori Dyeing, with Seiyu Lanaghan and Matt Yanchuk, 9am-1pm, at the North Pacific Garden on Pacific Street
A workshop on shibori, a Japanese dye technique using binding, clamping, folding, and stitching. Participants will receive a silk scarf and may bring one article of clothing to dye. The cost is free; please register online.
 
22 Following the Moving Line: Indoors & Out, with Barbara Bash, 10am-4pm
Spend the day following the aliveness of pen, pencil, and brush, beginning indoors with blind contour drawing, handwriting exploration, and three phrase expression, then moving outdoors with our sketchbooks.  
 
25 Half-Day Sit, 8am-noon
A full morning of extended sitting. Lunch will be served following the sit.

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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