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 “When Things Fall Apart” by Pema Chodron. There will be one student talk per month during the class and the class has been extended to run through the month of May.
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 check-in at some point about how everyone is holding up.
4. There is a One-Day Sitting on May 23 and the Practice Committee wants to try a longer format. We will start at 8:30 and go until 6, again with your own lunch. We will begin with the Robe Chant. There will be lecture and then service before lunch and we will end service with the meal chant. Again, there will be a 30-minute work period in the afternoon as it was well-received during the silent sit. This means you find a work project that you can do on your own at home, silently. We will end with the refuges.
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