Monday - Saturday Morning Schedule
6:30 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. Zazen
6:30 a.m. Opening Bell
7:00 a.m. Recite Verse of The Kesa
Wednesday - Friday Evening Schedule
7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Zazen
7:30 p.m. Opening Bell
8:00 p.m. Recite Verse of The Four Vows
Saturday, April 11th Saturday Community
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Zazen
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Dharma Talk given by Jakusho Kwong Roshi
Spring Study Group: Tuesdays 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Resumes April 14th
An opportunity to explore the fundamental teachings of Buddhism and build a foundation for daily practice through discussions on a book. March 3 - April 14. This Spring, we will be studying the second half of "Deepest Practice, Deepest Wisdom. Three Fascicles from Shobogenzo with Commentaries", by Kosho Uchiyama
We invite new comers to join us! The book is available Here: BOOK
FORMS AND GUIDELNES
Morning and evening zazen we will have 1 period of 30 minutes. Beginning period of zazen will start by the facilitator striking a bell with 3 times. To end the period and to begin closing vers there will be 1 strike on a bell.
It is extremely important that we all aim toward creating a calm, quiet and strong container in which we can deepen our practice of Zazen(just sitting) during on-line zendo. Please keep the following forms in mind to manifest our practice as One Body and One Mind.
Creating A Strong Container
Organize and straighten up a space in which you will be sitting zazen. Clean the area around your computer if it is a desktop to create a calm environment in which you can settle. This gives space for a calm mind to manifest. We are connecting and cultivating something deeper that is in harmony with the universe.
Sit stable like a mountain and unmovable. Do not move and keep your seat. Become one with your breath, body and mind.
There are various ways to sit – in profile or facing away from the computer screen to not be distracted by others that may be moving. Others may choose to “stop their video” or turn off their camera as well. You can also face your camera on an altar, vase of flowers, candle or incense.
Maintain Noble Silence
Please maintain silence throughout on-line zendo to deepen your practice and for others as well. Please arrive in silence and on time to create harmony and start practice together as one body. Please mute your microphone when you enter.
Begin your sitting by holding your hands in gassho(palms together) bow towards and away from your cushion or chair to prepare your body and mind for zazen.
At the very end of Zazen after the reciting the closing verse hold your hands in gassho and bow. When you are finished zazen comes to standing, brush and fluff your zafu(cushion) and zabuton(mat) as your first activity as stillness in action.