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SONOMA MOUNTAIN ZEN CENTER BAZAAR RAFFLE

Raffle Drawing will be held on September 12

Purchase raffle tickets and place your bids
at the event, or purchase raffle tickets in advance

details to be posted soon


2015 PERFORMANCE AND DEMONSTRATION SCHEDULE
TO BE POSTED SOON!

Entertainment will feature:

Elliot Kallen on shakuhachi with koto & shamisen strings by Naoko

Sonoma County Taiko at the 2012 Bazaar

Berkeley Kendo Dojo –

Sonoma County Taiko –

Sonoma County Taiko

plus –

RECA – Lion Dance

Black Sheep Brass Band

Kyudo - "Way of the Bow" Zen Archery


Click here for a list of 2015 vendors, performers and supporters

When the mandala governs
People are hardly aware that it exists.
The mandala doesn't talk, it acts.
When its work is done,
People say, "Amazing!
We did it all by ourselves!"
~ Tao Te Ching

THE ZEN CENTER BAZAAR IS COMING SEPTEMBER 12!

Whether you are interested in art, Zen or a unique experience, SMZC's annual bazaar has something for you! We hope to see you there!

Admission is free!


releasing doves at 2014 Sonoma Mountain Zen Center Bazaar

If you and your family are looking for different kind of summer activity come join us for the 6th Annual Bazaar! The Sonoma Mountain Zen Center will host this year’s Bazaar on Saturday, September 12th from 11 am to 4 pm. This event is a great way to experience the lively spirit of the Zen Center while offering your financial support to the Zen Center’s General Fund.

Sonoma County Taiko at the 2014 Bazaar
Sonoma County Taiko at the 2014 Bazaar

As in previous years there will be a diverse group of artisans and craftspeople offering many beautiful and unique treasures for your viewing pleasure and for you to take home. There will be activities and demonstrations for all ages. Children can enjoy making art, getting their faces painted and eating snow cones. Throughout the day live demonstrations including formal tea ceremony, traditional Chinese dancing and kendo (Japanese swordsmanship) will be performed. Musicians will demonstrate the Taiko drum, Shakuhachi (flute) and Koto (stringed instrument). To top this all off sit under the shade of the redwood trees and enjoy a delicious bento box treat, homemade baked goods and SMZC jam.

Activities for kids to be announced!

Fine arts & crafts at the 2014 Bazaar
Fine arts & crafts at the 2014 Bazaar

Door prizes and raffle prizes will be given out throughout the day, so purchase your raffle tickets, tell your friends and support the Zen Center. The more you purchase the more chances you will have to win one of two Grand Prizes. Raffle tickets ($5 each) can be purchased by; calling the Zen Center office at 707-545-8105 between 9:30 am – 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Mon. – Fri., mailing a check to the Zen Center with a note containing your name, phone number, email address and ticket quantity or by dropping by the office. You need not be present to win. Watch for raffle information to be posted soon!

Click here for a list of 2015 vendors, performers and supporters

You can help support the Zen Center by volunteering for one of the many aspects of the Bazaar. Interested….. then please contact Mike Farrand in the Zen Center office.

You can also help by spreading the word and by posting the Bazaar flyer at your favorite coffee shop.

Looking forward to seeing you and your family at the Bazaar!


Omotesenke Tea Ceremony – Living Zen

with Soei Mouri Sensei
Omotesenke Tea ceremony | Overseen by Soei Mouri Sensei.
Tea Ceremony at the 2014 Bazaar

Soei Mouri Sensei is a certified teacher of Chanoyu (tea ceremony) in the Omotesenke tradition. As the Vice President of Omotesenke Domonkai of Northern California, she has worked closely with the Omotesenke headquaters in Kyoto, Japan, and has energetically led projects to promote tea culture and to reach out and engage younger generations. In addition to offering private lessons at her residence, she teaches a college course on tea ceremony. At Sonoma Mountain Zen Center she will give a demonstration of Chanoyu and invite the audience to participate in the ceremony as tea guests. Japanese sweets and tea will be served.


Kyudo - Way of the Bow (Zen Archery)


“This annual bazaar offers the public an opportunity to experience the beauty of Sonoma Mountain Zen Center in its rural setting, and to share the creativity of many of its members and friends,” says center member Neil Myers. “It will be a chance to relax and talk under the oaks, as well as to support our Mandala effort to carry on traditional Buddhist meditation practice for years to come.”


Sonoma Mountain Zen Center, founded in 1973 by Jakusho Kwong-roshi and Shinko Kwong, is esteemed for its natural tranquility, in which people from all backgrounds can realize their basic goodness through Zen Buddhist practice. The Zen Center has members from throughout the United States and Canada, and from affiliate centers in Poland and Iceland.

Sonoma Mountain Zen Center is located at 6367 Sonoma Mountain Road, Santa Rosa.


2015 Bazaar vendors, performers and supporters 

Donate - ALL CONTRIBUTIONS HELP
MAINTAIN THE BUDDHADHARMA!

Contact: SMZC office (707) 545-8105 | smzc@smzc.net | bazaar@smzc.net

 


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LINKS

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