On Saturday February 22 our next Zazenkai will take place from 7am to 2pm.
Zazenkai allows you to deepen your Zen training beyond a meditation group and experience Sangha community through:
zazen (sitting meditation), samu (work activty around the temple), shakyo (calligraphy based on Sutra copying) and vegan Shojin Ryori (temple style meals),tea and Zen style Dharma Talk.
It is a wonderful opportunity to deepen your practice in structured silence and beautiful gardens and interiors.
Also during this day private one on one sanzen interviews are available with Mujyo Roshi, in order to confront, refine, discover and re-discover who we really are. Sansen is the bones on Zen, the framework to work with ourselves to bounce our present understanding off someone, a Zen teacher, who has been there already. It is not a 'right answer' exercise rather engaged exploration as it has been passed down fro generation of master to master.
Anyone is welcome and encouraged for Zazenkai: beginners and the experienced. Please write back with any questions or expressions of interest.
This is an opportunity to put away the phone, appreciating and refining those relationships with ourselves, our community and the world.