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Please join us Saturday, January 25, for our usual Saturday morning schedule, which will include a dharma talk by BZC Head of Practice (Tanto) Shokuchi Deirdre Carrigan. Here’s the full schedule for the morning: – 09:45 am – Doors open – 10:20 am – Zazen (sitting meditation) – 11:00 am – Dharma talk About Shokuchi Deirdre …

Dharma talk by Shokuchi Deirdre Carrigan, Jan 25 Read More »

“Buddha’s and ancestors of old were as we; we in the future shall be buddhas and ancestors. Revering buddhas and ancestors, we are one buddha and one ancestor; awakening bodhi mind, we are one bodhi mind.” – Eihei Dogen, Eihei Koso Hotsugamon In Soto Zen temples, the ancestral lineage is chanted daily. When students receive …

Ancestors’ Night, Jan 29 Read More »

Please join us for our usual Second Saturday morning schedule on February 8. The program will include practice and discussion guided by Ian Case, as well as a community lunch. Here’s the full schedule for the morning program: 8:45am – Doors Open 9:00am – Meditation Instruction ($10 suggested donation) 10:00am – Break 10:20am – Meditation …

Second Saturday with Ian Case & community lunch, Feb 8 Read More »

The Full Moon Ceremony is a ritual reported to have been practiced regularly since the time of Shakyamuni Buddha. In this ceremony we come together as a sangha to give voice to our aspirations, renew our agreements to live in harmony together, and offer gratitude to our teachers. This beautiful, ancient ceremony deeply touches the …

Full Moon Ceremony, Feb 12 Read More »

Zazenkai literally means “coming together for meditation.” BZC zazenkai’s are one day sesshins with traditional zen forms: zazen, service, dharma talk and oryoki meals. These are distinguished from our less formal one-day retreats, which have meals in the dining area and may include guided meditations, experiential offerings or group discussion. In this sesshin, participants will practice the ceremony of oryoki, …

1-day zazenkai with Chimyo Atkinson, Feb 22 Read More »

The Full Moon Ceremony is a ritual reported to have been practiced regularly since the time of Shakyamuni Buddha. In this ceremony we come together as a sangha to give voice to our aspirations, renew our agreements to live in harmony together, and offer gratitude to our teachers. This beautiful, ancient ceremony deeply touches the …

Full Moon Ceremony, March 11 Read More »

“Buddha’s and ancestors of old were as we; we in the future shall be buddhas and ancestors. Revering buddhas and ancestors, we are one buddha and one ancestor; awakening bodhi mind, we are one bodhi mind.” – Eihei Dogen, Eihei Koso Hotsugamon In Soto Zen temples, the ancestral lineage is chanted daily. When students receive …

Ancestors’ Night, March 25 Read More »

The Full Moon Ceremony is a ritual reported to have been practiced regularly since the time of Shakyamuni Buddha. In this ceremony we come together as a sangha to give voice to our aspirations, renew our agreements to live in harmony together, and offer gratitude to our teachers. This beautiful, ancient ceremony deeply touches the …

Full Moon Ceremony, April 8 Read More »

“Buddha’s and ancestors of old were as we; we in the future shall be buddhas and ancestors. Revering buddhas and ancestors, we are one buddha and one ancestor; awakening bodhi mind, we are one bodhi mind.” – Eihei Dogen, Eihei Koso Hotsugamon In Soto Zen temples, the ancestral lineage is chanted daily. When students receive …

Ancestors’ Night, April 29 Read More »

The Full Moon Ceremony is a ritual reported to have been practiced regularly since the time of Shakyamuni Buddha. In this ceremony we come together as a sangha to give voice to our aspirations, renew our agreements to live in harmony together, and offer gratitude to our teachers. This beautiful, ancient ceremony deeply touches the …

Full Moon Ceremony, May 6 Read More »

Zazenkai literally means “coming together for meditation.” BZC zazenkai’s are one day sesshins with traditional zen forms: zazen, service, dharma talk and oryoki meals. These are distinguished from our less formal one-day retreats, which have meals in the dining area and may include guided meditations, experiential offerings or group discussion. In this sesshin, participants will practice the ceremony of oryoki, …

1-day zazenkai with Teah Strozer, May 16 Read More »

“Buddha’s and ancestors of old were as we; we in the future shall be buddhas and ancestors. Revering buddhas and ancestors, we are one buddha and one ancestor; awakening bodhi mind, we are one bodhi mind.” – Eihei Dogen, Eihei Koso Hotsugamon In Soto Zen temples, the ancestral lineage is chanted daily. When students receive …

Ancestors’ Night, May 27 Read More »

The Full Moon Ceremony is a ritual reported to have been practiced regularly since the time of Shakyamuni Buddha. In this ceremony we come together as a sangha to give voice to our aspirations, renew our agreements to live in harmony together, and offer gratitude to our teachers. This beautiful, ancient ceremony deeply touches the …

Full Moon Ceremony, June 3 Read More »