For the time being, during the COVID-19 crisis:
2. We will have online zazen on Wednesday evenings at usual time, 5:40-6:10. Please join as you can and mute your mic for the duration of the period. After zazen we will have student talks in March and in April we will have the class on American Sutra. This was described in newsletter and on website. If as seems probable, we are still out, we will resume student talks in May, probably every other week.
3. We will have online zazen on Saturday mornings at 9:30 – 10:05 a.m. Again, join as you can and mute your mic. After zazen we will have a short service, Heart Sutra and the En Mei Jukku Kannon Gyo for protecting life. It will be simplified. You will be asked to keep your mic muted as we tried and found chanting together by Zoom doesn’t work because of the delay. Much hilarity did ensue after our attempt. After service there will be a Dharma Talk. We will start with a check-in about how everyone is holding up.
4. We are going to experiment with holding the upcoming sesshin by Zoom as well. It will just be two days, Saturday and Sunday, starting at 9:30 each day. Saturday will end at 5 and Sunday with shosan at 3:30. We will use the same short service that we have been doing these first Saturdays, again mute the mic. There will be a lecture each day at the usual time. You will be on your own for lunch. After lecture and in the afternoon, there will simply be blocks of zazen so you can walk or move at will. At some point in afternoon on Saturday we will have a check-in time. There will be no dokusan offered during this sesshin. I repeat that I am quite available for dokusan at other times by Zoom, FaceTime, phone etc.
The schedule listed below is the schedule for when the temple is open.
Begins at 7:30 a.m. with a period of zazen, service and informal breakfast served at 8:20 a.m. Zazen and lecture follow. The balance of the Saturday program will vary and may include one-day sittings or work practice.
There is one period of zazen and short service three weekday mornings per week. There is one period of zazen and short service two weekday evenings per week.
|Tuesday||6:20 a.m.||Zazen and Service|
|Wednesday||6:20 a.m., 5:40 p.m.||Zazen and Service
(Occasional class or discussion)
|Thursday||6:20 a.m.||Zazen and Service|
|Zazen, service, informal breakfast