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Blue Mountain Zendo  Koryu-ji
Blue Mountain Zendo Koryu-ji
Update: doing fine as the testing continues. There is no question that I will be returning to the zendo within the next week, no need to worry. Nothing more than a crashing wave...
Blue Mountain Zendo  Koryu-ji
Blue Mountain Zendo Koryu-ji
Zazenkai September 28 2021
Blue Mountain Zendo  Koryu-ji
Blue Mountain Zendo Koryu-ji
I always let students know that many times "passing" a koan is not really "knowing" it. When we "pass" a koan we merely see into it (kensho), it does not mean in anyway that we have completed it. As a matter of a fact we never "complete" a koan. If we continue to practice over the years, we may realize a koan's greater depths repeatedly. I always say the best koans are Genjo Koan, or life koans. When we have insight into a koan, we have a basic understanding of its feel and expression. When confronted with this koan again organically, our dokusan experiences should allow a subtle grounding. Over and over we realize greater depths, endless dimensions. There is no meandering, daydreaming or bells to give pause when confronted with an organic nanto koan. Life comes at you head-on, indifferent to invitation and without reserve. Will you swerve and panic, or will you exhale and go straight on?
Blue Mountain Zendo  Koryu-ji
Blue Mountain Zendo Koryu-ji
Tonight we will have Private Interview (one on one with Zen Monk Joriki, Osho). All are welcomed, only members will work on koans, new students will focus on exploring their motivations and desired outcomes for Zen Practice.
Blue Mountain Zendo  Koryu-ji
Blue Mountain Zendo Koryu-ji
There will be no Zazenkai tonight in Bethlehem. Our normal schedule will resume next week.

Thank you,

Koryuji
Blue Mountain Zendo  Koryu-ji
Blue Mountain Zendo Koryu-ji
Come join us as we listen to the wheel turn.

Bethlehem Meeting House
Tuesday 6:30-8:00pm

Calendar

Oct
19
Tue
Bethlehem Zendo Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo "Meeting House"
Oct 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.

 

 

Oct
26
Tue
Bethlehem Zendo Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo "Meeting House"
Oct 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.

 

 

Nov
2
Tue
Bethlehem Zendo Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo "Meeting House"
Nov 2 @ 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.

 

 

Nov
9
Tue
Bethlehem Zendo Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo "Meeting House"
Nov 9 @ 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.

 

 

Nov
16
Tue
Bethlehem Zendo Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo "Meeting House"
Nov 16 @ 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.

 

 

Nov
23
Tue
Bethlehem Zendo Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo "Meeting House"
Nov 23 @ 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.

 

 

Nov
30
Tue
Bethlehem Zendo Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo "Meeting House"
Nov 30 @ 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.

 

 

Dec
7
Tue
Bethlehem Zendo Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo "Meeting House"
Dec 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.

 

 

Dec
14
Tue
Bethlehem Zendo Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo "Meeting House"
Dec 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.

 

 

Dec
21
Tue
Bethlehem Zendo Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo "Meeting House"
Dec 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.

 

 

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