Dear Sangha,
 
Hogen Sensei will be at the Temple for an extended period, arriving this Wednesday and staying through next Sunday, October 21st. 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.) Zuiko will be here this week as staff person. Please see below for more information about upcoming programs.
 
Zazenkai: On Saturday, October 13th, Hogen Sensei will lead a Zazenkai from 8am-6pm. This full day of intensive zazen includes oryoki lunch, a talk, and daisan with Sensei.
 
Diamond Net: Health Care Proxies and End-of-Life Planning: Regardless of one's age, it's important to consider what you would want done in a life-or-death situation if you were unable to speak for yourself. Elise Lark, MRO, is offering a workshop to do just that on October 14 and 28, 1:30-3:30pm, at Zen Mountain Monastery. Space is limited, but there is still room; please email diamondnet@mro.org for more information or to sign up. The Diamond Net is a new initiative providing spiritual support to sangha members going through illness or end-of-life transitions.
 
Sangha Hike: Coming up on Saturday, October 20th, the Temple Earth Initiative Group will sponsor a day hike along the Hudson River. We will meet mid-morning at Grand Central Station and take Metro North to Garrison Station. Once in Garrison, our route will take us along the Hudson River and into the Hudson Highlands. This will be a moderate 4-6 mile hike with some short challenging steep sections. To register or for more information, please contact Sanzen Cole at jimbocole@aol.com. Trip details will be sent to registrants before the hike.
 
Black & Buddhist in America: On Sunday, October 21st, 2-4pm, at Union Theological Seminary, an unprecedented public event will bring together 15 leading Buddhist teachers of black African descent from across the country to talk about dharma, the state of the world, and what it means to be a black Buddhist in America today. For more information or to register, see the Union Theological Seminary website.
 
Temple lunch cooks: We are looking for a few people who would like to serve the Temple by cooking lunch. Lunch is served Wednesday through Saturday for the teachers, visiting monastics, residents, and other sangha members. The meals are usually simple vegan or vegetarian dishes and the Temple will provide the ingredients. Assistant cooks are also welcome! If you are interested or have questions, please contact the training staff at zcnyc@mro.org. Thank you!
 
Gassho,
Temple Training Staff
 
 

 

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

October
13 Zazenkai, with Hogen Sensei, 8am-6pm
A full-day silent zazen intensive. Participants will have an opportunity for daisan with Hogen Sensei.
 
The first of two Ango Buddhist study session, on the Jataka Tales.
 
20 Sangha Hike
The Temple Earth Initiative Group will sponsor a day hike along the Hudson River. We will meet mid-morning at Grand Central Station and take Metro North to Garrison Station. Once in Garrison, our route will take us along the Hudson River and into the Hudson Highlands. This will be a moderate 4-6 mile hike with some short challenging steep sections. To register or for more information, please contact Sanzen at jimbocole@aol.com. Trip details will be sent to registrants the week before the hike.
 
21 Fusatsu, with Hogen Sensei, during the Sunday program
Fusatsu, or "Renewal of Vows," is a ceremony based on the teachings of the Buddhist Precepts. It includes liturgy and a talk by the officiant, each focusing on the moral teachings of the Buddha. 
 
27 Half-Day Sit, 8am-noon
A full morning of extended sitting. Lunch will be served following the sit.
 
27 Zen Kids, 2-4:30pm
The Zen Kids program will meet on Saturday afternoon.
 
The second of two Ango Buddhist study session, on the Jataka Tales.
 
November
3 Zazenkai, with Hogen Sensei, 8am-6pm
A full-day silent zazen intensive. Participants will have an opportunity for daisan with Hogen Sensei.
 
8 Fusatsu, with Hojin Sensei, 6:30-8pm
Fusatsu, or "Renewal of Vows," is a ceremony based on the teachings of the Buddhist Precepts. It includes liturgy and a talk by the officiant, each focusing on the moral teachings of the Buddha.
 
9 Ango Art Practice Presentations, with Hojin Sensei, 6:30-8:30pm
Everyone is invited to this session in which Ango participants will share their creative expression drawing on  readings of Buddha ancestors.
 
10 Zen Essentials, with Gokan, 6-8pm
An evening seminar examining essential topics in Zen practice. More information to come.
 
17 Half-Day Sit, 8am-noon
A full morning of extended sitting. Lunch will be served following the sit.
 
17 Zen Kids, 2-4:30pm
The Zen Kids program will meet on Saturday afternoon.

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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