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Calendar

Dec
16
Sun
Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo
Dec 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:45 pm

1st Sunday – Sutra Study

2nd Sunday – Chanting Service/Teisho

3rd Sunday – Dokusan

4th Sunday – Unity Day

5th Sunday – Solid Zazen Block

Dec
21
Fri
Dai Bosatsu Dai Gongen Chanting Shikantaza @ Blue Mountain Zendo
Dec 21 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dai Bosatsu Dai Gongen Chanting and Shikantaza.

Dec
23
Sun
Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo
Dec 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:45 pm

1st Sunday – Sutra Study

2nd Sunday – Chanting Service/Teisho

3rd Sunday – Dokusan

4th Sunday – Unity Day

5th Sunday – Solid Zazen Block

Dec
30
Sun
Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo
Dec 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:45 pm

1st Sunday – Sutra Study

2nd Sunday – Chanting Service/Teisho

3rd Sunday – Dokusan

4th Sunday – Unity Day

5th Sunday – Solid Zazen Block

Jan
6
Sun
Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo
Jan 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:45 pm

1st Sunday – Sutra Study

2nd Sunday – Chanting Service/Teisho

3rd Sunday – Dokusan

4th Sunday – Unity Day

5th Sunday – Solid Zazen Block

Jan
13
Sun
Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo
Jan 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:45 pm

1st Sunday – Sutra Study

2nd Sunday – Chanting Service/Teisho

3rd Sunday – Dokusan

4th Sunday – Unity Day

5th Sunday – Solid Zazen Block

Jan
20
Sun
Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo
Jan 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:45 pm

1st Sunday – Sutra Study

2nd Sunday – Chanting Service/Teisho

3rd Sunday – Dokusan

4th Sunday – Unity Day

5th Sunday – Solid Zazen Block

Jan
21
Mon
Dai Bosatsu Dai Gongen Chanting Shikantaza @ Blue Mountain Zendo
Jan 21 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dai Bosatsu Dai Gongen Chanting and Shikantaza.

Jan
27
Sun
Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo
Jan 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:45 pm

1st Sunday – Sutra Study

2nd Sunday – Chanting Service/Teisho

3rd Sunday – Dokusan

4th Sunday – Unity Day

5th Sunday – Solid Zazen Block

Feb
3
Sun
Zazenkai @ Blue Mountain Zendo
Feb 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:45 pm

1st Sunday – Sutra Study

2nd Sunday – Chanting Service/Teisho

3rd Sunday – Dokusan

4th Sunday – Unity Day

5th Sunday – Solid Zazen Block

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Zen

Bodhidharma’s Definition Of Zen Practice

“A special transmission outside the scriptures; Not depending upon words and letters; Directly pointing at the mind-heart of man; Seeing into one’s nature and attaining Buddhahood.”

Zen Practice is the skin, bone and marrow of the Buddha’s teaching. It cuts through the vines and briars that have long entangled us. Zen is minutely subtle, yet shakes the heavens and earth with the slightest turn. It is experienced by every hair and pore of the body.

As Bodhidharma pointed out, Zen is not based on intellectual pursuits, and is unattainable to those who have eyes yet can not see. However, some will push forward with tenacity and perseverance, and these students will realize the wondrous joy of the Dharma. Others will try to pacify their suffering via external means, what a pity. These people will continue to wonder in the darkness of ignorance. Zen Practice is for those who must know the truth, and are willing to push through the many obstacles that are the catalysts to awakening. Those who awaken, are charged with carrying the lamp of liberation for others who suffer. Zen is that lamp of liberation! Zen is the ancient catalyst, which has been handed down from teacher to student, for 2,600 years.

 

Zazenkai

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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