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!
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.
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!
An original calligraphy by Hoitsu Suzuki-roshi is one of two Grand Prizes for the raffle! (click image to enlarge)
Buy raffle tickets and place your bids in our small Silent Auction in support of our fundraising goals ~ We have some wonderful prizes this year!!
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. You need not be present to win.
Click here for more raffle info!
Fine arts & crafts at the 2014 Bazaar
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
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.
“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
• 2015 Bazaar Raffle
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