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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, Nov 13 Read More »

Please join us for our Saturday morning schedule on November 23. The program will include a dharma talk by Ian Case, the shuso (or head student) for this practice period. The program will begin at 11 am and will follow a period of zazen starting at 10:20 am. Meditation instruction will be at 9 am. …

Dharma talk with Ian Case (head student) & community lunch, Nov 23 Read More »

On this special Saturday, we will gather together to celebrate Buddha’s awakening in a mahasanhga-wide Community Circle, ceremony and potluck. During this gathering, all will be offered support and space to share their voice and presence, if they wish to do so. We hope you can join us as we sit and share in a …

Buddha’s awakening: community circle, ceremony and potluck, December 7 Read More »

Each fall, BZC creates a container to help support our community in taking time to clarify our intentions, deepen insight, embody our commitments and more fully integrate our practice as life. Returning to silence in this way strengthens mindfulness and opens the heart. We call this container a “practice period”. The 2019 Fall Practice Period is dedicated …

2019 Fall Practice Period Closing Ceremony, December 18 Read More »