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Sesshins held at ZCLA in 2015.

Save the Date!

Sunday, October 18 11:00 a.m.

Head Trainee Hossen for Katherine Senshin Griffith

       

 

 

 

 

Residential Training Opportunity

Resident training offers Zen students the opportunity to deepen their practice by living with a resident teacher and a community of practitioners. Residents combine Zen training with family and careers, engage in shared stewardship, and explore the dynamic life of Sangha. Zen Center of Los Angeles (ZCLA) has two apartment buildings for its Residential Training Program.   Applicants with either a little or a lot of experience as a Zen student may apply. Before the application process begins, prospective residents are asked to complete the introductory Zen practice classes, ZP1 through ZP3. The Buddha Hand Circle (BHC) oversees the application and admission process. Interested parties can contact Betsy Enduring-Vow Brown via Senshin, the ZCLA Program Steward at info@zcla.org for information and requirements.

 

 

Review of ZCLA Statements of Ethical Conduct, Part 3

Sunday, August 30, 10:30am-Noon

Led by the HEAR (Hearing, Ethics and Reconciliation) Circle

All Sangha members are invited to this open forum to gather feedback on our statements of Ethical Conduct. Roshi views our Ethics Statements as part of our weaving of the Sutra of Sangha Life.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The Zen Center is closed for Summer Recess from Monday, August 31 through Tuesday, September 8. We will resume our regular schedule on Wednesday, September 9.

 

 

For information on our next Precept/Jukai Class Series which will start in late September, please click here.

 

Personal Practice Talk by Jim Dojun Hanson

Thursday, September 10, 8:00 p.m. (Service 7:15 p.m.; Zazen 7:30 p.m.)

During Personal Practice talks, the speaker introduces their spiritual journey to the Sangha, focusing on the themes that have run through their lives and the insights, people, and events that have deepened and transformed their understanding of life itself. Come take this opportunity to get to know your fellow sangha member in a deeper way. Everyone is welcome to attend. Followed by tea and cookies.  And please come early for service!

 

 

Wall-Gazing Day

Saturday, September 12, 6:00 a.m. to Noon

Prayer-Chant circle at 8:30 a.m.

Bare bones zazen, sitting in meditation facing the wall, in the style of the great ancestor Bodhidharma.

 

Tangaryo

Saturday, September 12, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tangaryo is an all-day sitting without a timekeeper which is open to all and required of members.

For the Wall-Gazing/Tangaryo schedule click here.  Please rsvp by Friday, September 11 Noon for one or both of the above to programsteward@zcla.org, so we can get a tenzo count.

 

Dharma Talk by George Mukei Horner, Zendo Steward

Thursday, September 17, 8:00 p.m. (Service 7:15 p.m.; Zazen 7:30 p.m.)

On Thursday nights, we offer a series of Dharma Talks. Everyone is welcome to attend. No charge, donations welcome.  And please come early for service!

 

Founders Service

Saturday, September 19, 8:30 a.m.

Once a month we hold a special service to honor our founders, Baian Hakujun Daiosho and Taizan Maezumi Honored One, and the main ancestors of our Lineage. Service is held in the Founders Room on the Saturday closest to the 14th of the month.  All welcome!

 

Day of Reflection on Precept #1 Don't Kill

Saturday, September 19, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Led by Jonathan Kaigen Levy

Aproximately every third Saturday is devoted to the Zen Bodhisattva Precepts. The day begins with a recitation of the precepts and includes zazen and face-to-face meetings with our teachers, a brief precept talk, and a precept circle. Open to everyone. For precise schedule click here.

 

Teisho by Roshi Egyoku Nakao, Abbot of ZCLA

Sunday, September 20, 11:00 a.m.

Preceded by Gate of Sweet Nectar Service at 8:30 a.m. and Zazen from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Followed by Sangha Lunch at 12:15. Open to all.

 

Health Circle Meeting

Sunday, September 20, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

All are welcome to attend this meeting in the Dharma Hall.

 

Personal Practice Talk by Chris Daian Fields

Thursday, September 24, 8:00 p.m. (Service 7:15 p.m.; Zazen 7:30 p.m.)

During Personal Practice talks, the speaker introduces their spiritual journey to the Sangha, focusing on the themes that have run through their lives and the insights, people, and events that have deepened and transformed their understanding of life itself. Come take this opportunity to get to know your fellow sangha member in a deeper way. Everyone is welcome to attend. Followed by tea and cookies.  And please come early for service!

 

Conversation on Social Action & Economic Justice

Sunday, September 27, 11:00 a.m.

Led by Guest Speakers from CLUE L.A.

Another event brought to you by our SALA (Social Action Loving Action) Stewards Yudo Burger and Mukei Horner.

 

 

Sacred Circle Dancing

Sunday, September 27, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

A new group is forming to explore Sacred Circle Dance on an on-going basis. All welcome to attend, no experience necessary. For more information on Sacred Circle Dancing, go to www.circledancing.com.

 

 

Autumn Wind Sesshin

October 11 eve. - October 18, 2015

Led by Roshi Egyoku, Sensei Kodo and Sensei Shinko

Sesshin, "to unify the mind," is an essential practice for the deepening for one's zazen. It is an extended, silent retreat in which most of the normal schedule of the Zen Center is set aside to allow for a more focused zazen practice, integrated with walking meditation, face-to-face meetings with a teacher, work practice, chanting, rest, oryoki meals, and talks.

Part time and full time participation is welcomed. Part time consists of at least a half a day, including all scheduled activities. Please fill out application online.

A fee of $25 will be added after Wednesday, October 7 Noon, for any late registrations, schedule changes or dropping out (with rare emergency exceptions). No applications will be admitted after sesshin has started. Housing is not guaranteed and is on a first come basis.

for fee structure click here.

for application click here.

for tentative schedule click here.

 

Atonement Ceremony

Thursday, October 29, 7:30 p.m.

During this ceremony of renewing the vows and Precepts, we each have an opportunity to bear witness to our conduct in thoughts, words, and actions. Everyone is welcome. Those who have received the Precepts are asked to attend on a regular basis.

 

 

Ways to Give to ZCLA:

 

  • To donate now with a credit/debit card, Click Here

 

  • Mail a check made out to ZCLA and send to: ZCLA, 923 S. Normandie Ave, Los Angeles, CA  90006

  • Place cash, checks or your credit card information in the donation box located in the Sangha House.
 


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