WINTER PRACTICE PERIOD - 2023
Winter Practice Period: January 28 - February 25
Join Us ON SITE & ONLINE for Zazen!
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Daily six zazen periods are open to the public. Drop-ins are welcome. Come & join us in practice this month. Please help us sustain our programming by donating to the Winter Practice Period.
Saturday, January 28
10:30am - 12:00 noon
Friday, February 3
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Winter Ango - Fusatsu Ceremony - ON SITE (in Zendo)
Saturday, February 4
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, February 11
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday, February 12 -
Sunday, February 19
7:30 pm -
10:30 am - 12:00 noon
Saturday, February 25
Winter Ango Shuso (head student)
Mitchell Hoden (法田) Katzel
Mitchell travelled from the east coast to the west after finishing college to be a student at San Francisco Zen Center in 1977. He was a resident at the city center and later at Green Gulch Farm until 1987. After returning to school to complete graduate studies at UC Berkeley in 1990, he established a career as a fluvial geomorphologist restoring rivers throughout California. Mitchell met Kwong-roshi in 2008 and received jukai a year later. He currently resides with his wife in Sonoma Valley at the foot of Sonoma Mountain.
Tozan Ryokai’s Verse (Translation by Suzuki-roshi)
Do not try to see the objective world.
You which is given as an object to see is quite different from you yourself.
I am going my own way and I meet myself, which includes everything I meet.
I am not something which I can see (as an object).
When you understand self which includes everything, You have your true way.
Winter Ango Theme - No Self
Morning Service (Tue, Thur & Sat in English)
Morning Service (Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun in Japanese)
- Gojushichi Butsu (Fifty-Seven Buddha's)
- Daihishin Dharani
Evening (Mon - Sat)
Fukanzazengi (Universal Promotion of the Principles of Zazen)
for NEARLY, 50 SEASONS…
COMING OUT of the ZENDO,
I SAW THAT the REDWOOD TREES WERE TALL.
TODAY, GOING OUT of the ZENDO,
I KNOW THAT the REDWOOD TREES ARE TALL……..
by Jakusho Kwong-roshi