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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 firstname.lastname@example.org information and requirements. We currently have two studio apartments available.
The Practice of Perfection: The Ten Paramitas from a Zen Buddhist Perspective Class # 6
Thursday, July 31, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
A ten-class series led by Roshi Egyoku
The remaining Thursday night class dates are:
August 21, October 16, November 20, and December 18.
ZCLA Members: $20 per class; Non-Members: $30 per class
RSVPS only. The class is full but if interested, please email email@example.com.
Public Face-to-Face with Sensei Daishin Buksbazen
Sunday, August 3, 11:00 a.m.
Sensei Daishin will pose a question or theme to the Sangha and we will take turns engaging with him in this Public Face-to-Face with a teacher. A wonderful opportunity to ask a question and learn from others. Everyone welcome.
Thursday, August 7, 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.
Sangha Celebration: Honoring our Sangha Guardians Growing Together in Service
Saturday, August 9, 3-5:30 p.m.
We invite you and your friends and family to join us for this special afternoon of food, music and appreciation in the Zen Center garden. There is no charge but an RSVP is required, the earlier the better to help with planning (Deadline to RSVP July 31).
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the names in your party who will be attending. We look forward to seeing you all there – old friends and new!
Day of Reflection on Precept #5: The Practice of Not Being Deluded
Saturday, August 16, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Led by Conrad Butsugen Romo
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.
Zen Men Meeting
Sunday August 24, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
A forum for male Sangha members to share personal and life concerns in a safe and confidential environment. Meets in the Dharma Hall.
Dharma Training Fund Appeal