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Blue Mountain Zendo  Koryu-ji
Blue Mountain Zendo Koryu-ji
On January 18th we will be exploring anitya or "impermanence" from a Zen Buddhist perspective. For example, what is the relationship between rebirth and reincarnation? What is it that is always changing yet has no true beginning or end? Most see a contradiction in this statement, yet our intuitive mind knows it to be true. We hope to see you on Tuesday.
Blue Mountain Zendo  Koryu-ji
Blue Mountain Zendo Koryu-ji
Blue Mountain will be closed for interim until 01-09-22.
Blue Mountain Zendo  Koryu-ji
Blue Mountain Zendo Koryu-ji
On 12-14 we will have teisho (sermon) on Case 14 of the Blue Cliff Record.
Blue Mountain Zendo  Koryu-ji
Blue Mountain Zendo Koryu-ji
Gassho, I will be at the zendo today and I will be offering private interview.
Blue Mountain Zendo  Koryu-ji
Blue Mountain Zendo Koryu-ji
Today I received my surgery date 01-27-2022 and they will be fusing L 1-4 and then revising the fusion (recutting) from L-4 S-1 to fix the lordosis. There will be a few weeks of recovery in bed, and then a few months of PT.
So I will be back in the zendo before the surgery but, sometimes my body has other plans, so please be patient. After the surgery I will be out for atleast a month.
I know that practice can be difficult without a teacher, however, you have each other. Practice by learning from each other. Sometimes we are the host and sometimes we are the guest. The Dharmas surround us and are limitless if we open ourselves. Three months is a great time to look deeply into this great matter and become even more receptive to koan work and dokusan. This is no problem and soon we will ask "what now?". Hang in there!

Calendar

Jan
25
Tue
Bethlehem Zendo Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo "Meeting House"
Jan 25 @ 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.

 

 

Feb
1
Tue
Bethlehem Zendo Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo "Meeting House"
Feb 1 @ 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.

 

 

Feb
8
Tue
Bethlehem Zendo Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo "Meeting House"
Feb 8 @ 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.

 

 

Feb
15
Tue
Bethlehem Zendo Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo "Meeting House"
Feb 15 @ 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.

 

 

Feb
22
Tue
Bethlehem Zendo Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo "Meeting House"
Feb 22 @ 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.

 

 

Mar
1
Tue
Bethlehem Zendo Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo "Meeting House"
Mar 1 @ 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.

 

 

Mar
8
Tue
Bethlehem Zendo Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo "Meeting House"
Mar 8 @ 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.

 

 

Mar
15
Tue
Bethlehem Zendo Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo "Meeting House"
Mar 15 @ 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.

 

 

Mar
22
Tue
Bethlehem Zendo Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo "Meeting House"
Mar 22 @ 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.

 

 

Mar
29
Tue
Bethlehem Zendo Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo "Meeting House"
Mar 29 @ 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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