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CALENDAR

MEDITATION INSTRUCTION
(9-10 am godo during Saturday Community)

Meditation instructors:  
May - Nyoze June - Koten

FRIDAY: ORYOKI INSTRUCTION (6:40-7:15 pm) Julie

*Friday-7:30-8:30pm Zazen/Kinhin & 8:30-9pm-Chant Kan Ro Mon “Gate of Sweet Nectar".

May 22-29   HOSTING SHAMBHALA WEEKTHUN - REOPEN Sat. May 30 5am

May 30 Sat.  SATURDAY KIDS COMMUNITY  10:30am-12:30pm  This program is an opportunity for Sangha members and friends to introduce their children to the Zen Center in a fun and creative way. Supervised, age-appropriate activitie introduce children to the Zen Center as a fun, safe, nurturing environment. Children can join their parents for an informal vegetarian lunch following activities. Parents are welcome to join in the fun along with their children or participate in Saturday community practice.

May 30 Sat.  SATURDAY COMMUNITY STUDENT TALK Julie Kashin 11am Zendo

June 1 Mon.   CLOSED

June 2-7    COMMUNITY SEWING RETREAT  OPEN REGISTRATION Details TBD  Reopen Wednesday, June 10

June 13 Sat.   SATURDAY COMMUNITY STUDENT TALK Marian O’Neill  11am Zendo

June 15-30    ZUISSE TRIP TO JAPAN  Kwong-roshi, Nyoze and his family along with Hoshis from Wisteria Wind will travel to Eiheiji and Sojiji to witness Nyoze’s Zuisse Ceremony.  He will be abbot of the two head temples for one day and one night.

June 20 Sat.    SATURDAY COMMUNITY STUDENT TALK Fern Alix-LaRocca 11am Zendo

June 20 Sat.    INTRODUCTION TO ZEN WORKSHOP 9-3pm. An introduction to Zen teachings, Zendo form, rituals, instruction on zazen, and also main concepts as basic foundation for Zen practice.  For beginners and intermediate people who would like to gain more insight into the philosophy of Zen and how to actualize those principles in everyday life.  Includes vegetarian lunch.  $55.  Instructor: Chris Katsuzen

June 27 Sat.    SATURDAY COMMUNITY STUDENT TALK Chuck Tensan 11am Zendo

July 4th Sat.    CLOSED FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY

July 11 Sat.    “MOMENT TO MOMENT” ONE DAY SITTING 5:00 am to 5 pm An opportunity for beginners as well as experienced sitters to plunge into the heart of Zen practice.  8 periods of meditation, formal meals, chanting and work practice.  Includes Friday 6 pm dinner and overnight stay. 
Non-Members: $65 General M: $55   Practicing M: $45

July 13 Mon. CLOSED

July 17-18 SATURDAY KIDS OVERNIGHT   This program is an opportunity for Sangha members and friends to introduce their children to the Zen Center in a fun and creative way. Supervised, age-appropriate activities introduce children to the Zen Center as a fun, safe, nurturing environment.  This kids community will be a special overnight camping version

July 18 Sat.   SLIDESHOW ON ZUISSE PILGRIMAGE - 10:30am Zendo
Please join us as Nyoze Kwong will present a photo slideshow and lecture on his journey to Eiheiji and Sojiji to become abbot for one day and one night. This is a very auspicious milestone for Genjoji as we connect further with the lineage.

July 25 Sat.    SATURDAY COMMUNITY STUDENT TALK Joseph Mumon O’Neill  11am Zendo

July 27-30      SOTOSHU TEMPLE STAY KIDS PROGRAM:  5 kids of Sotoshu temple priests join SMZC for zazen and practice.  The kids will have a modified schedule of zazen, oryoki, work practice and hikes.  Rev. Hakujin Kuryonagi head teacher of Eiheiji's International Department will be visiting with the kids as well.  SMZC is honored to give these kids a unique experience of Zen in America that they can take back with them to Japan.

July 28 - Aug. 22    SUMMER PRACTICE PERIOD     Summer Ango begins Mon., July 27 at 7:30 pm, and ends Saturday, Aug. 22 at 12 pm, followed by a Celebration Dinner at 6:30 pm.  This 27-day practice period includes six daily sittings, prostrations, oryoki meals, study, chanting, and work practice to enhance mindfulness.  Members and visitors are welcome to join us for zazen meditation anytime Monday through Sunday.  Please pick up the Ango schedule for the meditation period times.  This is a wonderful time for the entire Sangha to participate in this practice - whether in the Zendo, at work, or as a householder.  Direct your focus to extend your meditation into all your activities and be wholeheartedly present moment after moment.  Please come Monday, July 27 at 7:30 pm for the opening ceremony, as the Shuso (Head Student) – Gyda Myoji  Tryggadottir “Bright Compassion” of the Icelandic Nátthagi Sangha presents the theme for Ango.
Non-Members: $65 per day/overnight  General M: $55   Practicing M: $45

Aug 1 Sat.    SATURDAY COMMUNITY SHUSO TALK Gyda Myoji Tryggadottir “Bright Compassion” 11 am. Zendo.

Aug 8 Sat.    SATURDAY COMMUNITY SHUSO TALK Gyda Myoji Tryggadottir  “Bright Compassion” 11 am. Zendo.

Aug 9-16   ACTUALIZING THE WAY 7-DAY SESSHIN Sesshin, literally "to touch the Mind" is a period of time set aside for an intensive meditation retreat to let go of the conditioned self in order to resume our original nature.  Begins Sunday at 7:30 pm and ends the following Sunday at 5 pm.  10 periods of zazen daily, 2 hours work practice, 3 oryoki meals, dharma talks, interviews with Kwong-roshi. Gyda Myoji Tryggadottir “Bright Compassion” will lead sesshin
Non-Members: $65 per day/overnight  General M: $55   Practicing M: $45

Aug 22 Sat.    ANGO CLOSING CEREMONY - "REVEALING THE SELF" 
10:30 am zazen; 11 am Ceremony.  All members should come for the closing of our Practice Period.  Participants will ask Gyda Myoji “Bright Compassion” dharma questions to reveal the truth of practice.  Please join us for the Shuso celebration dinner following the ceremony at 6:30 pm.  CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.

                               

 

 



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LINKS

Sonoma Mountain Zen Center
6367 Sonoma Mountain Road, Santa Rosa CA 95404
(707).545.8105
smzc@smzc.net