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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 one studio apartment available.
Dharma Chat: "The Practice of Being Vulnerable"
Sunday August 24, 11:00 a.m.
Led by Tim Zamora
On the last Sunday of most months, we have an hour-long Dharma Chat led by a Sangha member on a various topics of interest. We discuss how we practice in everyday life situations and other issues. This follows our usual Sunday program of Service at 8:30 a.m. and Zazen at 9:00 a.m.
Saturday, September 13, 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Prayer-Chant Circle at 8:30 a.m.
Bare bones zazen, sitting in meditation out in the ZCLA garden. Please rsvp to Senshin at email@example.com if you will be there for the Buffet Breakfast.
Saturday, September 13, 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 to do at least once. Rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org
For Tangaryo/Garden zazen schedule, click here.
Day of Reflection on Precept #2: The Practice of Not Stealing
Saturday, September 20, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Led by George Mukei Horner
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.
ZCLA Precepts Study Series: Introduction to the Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 29; Nov. 5
Led by Faith-Mind Thoresen & Dharma-Joy Reichert
The classes are open to all those interested in learning about the precepts and are highly recommended for everyone practicing at ZCLA. The classes will be a combination of lectures and discussion. Assignments will be given. It is a prerequisite for everyone interested in formally receiving the precepts (Jukai).
The Precept Class topics include:
Tuition: $175 members; $300 nonmembers. Includes Precepts Study Workbook. To register please, sign-up below and contact Senshin at email@example.com.
The Practice of Perfection: The Ten Paramitas from a Zen Buddhist Perspective Class # 8 Pranidhana
Thursday, October 9, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
A ten-class series led by Roshi Egyoku
The remaining Thursday night class dates are:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, October 10 eve. 7:00 p.m (registration). Zazenkai begins 7:30 p.m. through Saturday, October 11 at 5:00 p.m.
Led by Deb Faith-Mind Thoresen
Everyone is encouraged to come to this silent and restful day with zazen, service, work, meals, Dharma Talk, and face-to-face meeting. The schedule is similar to a day of sesshin. Open to everyone. Fee: $40-50; $75 for nonmembers. Zendo remains open for non-participants.
for schedule click here.
Dharma Training Fund Appeal