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Blue Mountain Zendo  Koryu-ji
Blue Mountain Zendo Koryu-ji
Sunday May 15 2022 Zazenkai in the Poconos 2:00-6:00pm

Come join the Koryu-ji Sangha for a traditional Zen Service including longer periods of uninterrupted zazen, full lineage chanting and a formal teisho. Previous experience with zen practice or an equivalent required.
Blue Mountain Zendo  Koryu-ji
Blue Mountain Zendo Koryu-ji
*We will have zazen (meditation) this evening from 6:30-8:00pm in Bethlehem. *This evening we will continue our examination of the Lankavatara Sutra.
*This Sunday, May 15th, we will have full zazenkai at the main temple in the Poconos from 2-6pm.
*On Tuesday May 17 2022 there will be no zazen in Bethlehem.
Blue Mountain Zendo  Koryu-ji
Blue Mountain Zendo Koryu-ji
Beecher Lake at Dai Bosatsu Zendo was always something special to me and to many others. I perceive all life is drawn to water, as we connect on a literal elemental level. In the lake there are little dragons swimming all throughout the cool spring waters. One day walking out onto the dock and looking down, I felt the world of dragons and men come to life. To those of you who are familiar with the koi/dragon lore, know these are two aspects of the same nature. To me the koi (carp) is the symbol of unrealized potential while the Ryu manifests or realizes potential in full. The koi is dynamic, it is both realized, yet latent with potential. The dragon has gone beyond. It has transformed completely upon the strike at the dragons gate. Look in the mirror, before you are both koi and dragon. The koi struggles, grasping at something it knows so intimately, yet never can obtain. The dragon transcends this grasping and moves through the world like an ethereal cloud. Unbounded, the dragon makes the heavan and earth tremble before it, with one shake of his head, the chains and yoke of men are shattered.

https://formfluent.com/blog/koi-fish-the-meaning-behind-the-special-carp
Blue Mountain Zendo  Koryu-ji
Blue Mountain Zendo Koryu-ji
Tonight, March 29th, we will have formal teisho (sermon) from 6:30-8:00pm at our Bethlehem location. Beginners are welcomed.
Blue Mountain Zendo  Koryu-ji
Blue Mountain Zendo Koryu-ji
Just a reminder, there will be no Zazenkai tonight March 22 in Bethlehem.

Calendar

May
24
Tue
Bethlehem Zendo Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo "Meeting House"
May 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Zazenkai (meditation service) provides an opportunity for a student to intensify and deepen their practice through the experience of longer periods of uninterrupted zazen and walking meditation.

Throughout zazenkai we use the exact techniques that are followed  in a Rinzai Zen Monastery. During zazenkai we practice zazen (seated meditation), chanting , walking meditation (kin-hin), silence, jihatsu (formal eating), dokusan (private meeting w/teacher) and to conclude, a Dharma Talk (sermon) is given by Joriki Dat Baker.

After closing, tea and fellowship are offered in the lounge.

 

 

May
31
Tue
Bethlehem Zendo Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo "Meeting House"
May 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Zazenkai (meditation service) provides an opportunity for a student to intensify and deepen their practice through the experience of longer periods of uninterrupted zazen and walking meditation.

Throughout zazenkai we use the exact techniques that are followed  in a Rinzai Zen Monastery. During zazenkai we practice zazen (seated meditation), chanting , walking meditation (kin-hin), silence, jihatsu (formal eating), dokusan (private meeting w/teacher) and to conclude, a Dharma Talk (sermon) is given by Joriki Dat Baker.

After closing, tea and fellowship are offered in the lounge.

 

 

Jun
7
Tue
Bethlehem Zendo Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo "Meeting House"
Jun 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Zazenkai (meditation service) provides an opportunity for a student to intensify and deepen their practice through the experience of longer periods of uninterrupted zazen and walking meditation.

Throughout zazenkai we use the exact techniques that are followed  in a Rinzai Zen Monastery. During zazenkai we practice zazen (seated meditation), chanting , walking meditation (kin-hin), silence, jihatsu (formal eating), dokusan (private meeting w/teacher) and to conclude, a Dharma Talk (sermon) is given by Joriki Dat Baker.

After closing, tea and fellowship are offered in the lounge.

 

 

Jun
14
Tue
Bethlehem Zendo Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo "Meeting House"
Jun 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Zazenkai (meditation service) provides an opportunity for a student to intensify and deepen their practice through the experience of longer periods of uninterrupted zazen and walking meditation.

Throughout zazenkai we use the exact techniques that are followed  in a Rinzai Zen Monastery. During zazenkai we practice zazen (seated meditation), chanting , walking meditation (kin-hin), silence, jihatsu (formal eating), dokusan (private meeting w/teacher) and to conclude, a Dharma Talk (sermon) is given by Joriki Dat Baker.

After closing, tea and fellowship are offered in the lounge.

 

 

Jun
21
Tue
Bethlehem Zendo Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo "Meeting House"
Jun 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Zazenkai (meditation service) provides an opportunity for a student to intensify and deepen their practice through the experience of longer periods of uninterrupted zazen and walking meditation.

Throughout zazenkai we use the exact techniques that are followed  in a Rinzai Zen Monastery. During zazenkai we practice zazen (seated meditation), chanting , walking meditation (kin-hin), silence, jihatsu (formal eating), dokusan (private meeting w/teacher) and to conclude, a Dharma Talk (sermon) is given by Joriki Dat Baker.

After closing, tea and fellowship are offered in the lounge.

 

 

Jun
28
Tue
Bethlehem Zendo Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo "Meeting House"
Jun 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Zazenkai (meditation service) provides an opportunity for a student to intensify and deepen their practice through the experience of longer periods of uninterrupted zazen and walking meditation.

Throughout zazenkai we use the exact techniques that are followed  in a Rinzai Zen Monastery. During zazenkai we practice zazen (seated meditation), chanting , walking meditation (kin-hin), silence, jihatsu (formal eating), dokusan (private meeting w/teacher) and to conclude, a Dharma Talk (sermon) is given by Joriki Dat Baker.

After closing, tea and fellowship are offered in the lounge.

 

 

Jul
5
Tue
Bethlehem Zendo Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo "Meeting House"
Jul 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Zazenkai (meditation service) provides an opportunity for a student to intensify and deepen their practice through the experience of longer periods of uninterrupted zazen and walking meditation.

Throughout zazenkai we use the exact techniques that are followed  in a Rinzai Zen Monastery. During zazenkai we practice zazen (seated meditation), chanting , walking meditation (kin-hin), silence, jihatsu (formal eating), dokusan (private meeting w/teacher) and to conclude, a Dharma Talk (sermon) is given by Joriki Dat Baker.

After closing, tea and fellowship are offered in the lounge.

 

 

Jul
12
Tue
Bethlehem Zendo Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo "Meeting House"
Jul 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Zazenkai (meditation service) provides an opportunity for a student to intensify and deepen their practice through the experience of longer periods of uninterrupted zazen and walking meditation.

Throughout zazenkai we use the exact techniques that are followed  in a Rinzai Zen Monastery. During zazenkai we practice zazen (seated meditation), chanting , walking meditation (kin-hin), silence, jihatsu (formal eating), dokusan (private meeting w/teacher) and to conclude, a Dharma Talk (sermon) is given by Joriki Dat Baker.

After closing, tea and fellowship are offered in the lounge.

 

 

Jul
19
Tue
Bethlehem Zendo Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo "Meeting House"
Jul 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Zazenkai (meditation service) provides an opportunity for a student to intensify and deepen their practice through the experience of longer periods of uninterrupted zazen and walking meditation.

Throughout zazenkai we use the exact techniques that are followed  in a Rinzai Zen Monastery. During zazenkai we practice zazen (seated meditation), chanting , walking meditation (kin-hin), silence, jihatsu (formal eating), dokusan (private meeting w/teacher) and to conclude, a Dharma Talk (sermon) is given by Joriki Dat Baker.

After closing, tea and fellowship are offered in the lounge.

 

 

Jul
26
Tue
Bethlehem Zendo Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo "Meeting House"
Jul 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Zazenkai (meditation service) provides an opportunity for a student to intensify and deepen their practice through the experience of longer periods of uninterrupted zazen and walking meditation.

Throughout zazenkai we use the exact techniques that are followed  in a Rinzai Zen Monastery. During zazenkai we practice zazen (seated meditation), chanting , walking meditation (kin-hin), silence, jihatsu (formal eating), dokusan (private meeting w/teacher) and to conclude, a Dharma Talk (sermon) is given by Joriki Dat Baker.

After closing, tea and fellowship are offered in the lounge.

 

 

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Zazenkai (meditation service) provides an opportunity for a student to intensify and deepen their practice through the experience of longer periods of uninterrupted zazen.

Throughout zazenkai we use the exact techniques that are followed  in a Rinzai Zen Monastery. During zazenkai we practice zazen (seated meditation), chanting , walking meditation (kin-hin), silence, jihatsu (formal eating), dokusan (private meeting w/teacher) and to conclude, a Dharma Talk (sermon) is given by Joriki Dat Baker.

After closing, tea and fellowship are offered in the lounge.