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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 »

B-12 is a drop-in practice group exploring the connections between Buddhist practice and recovery. We will begin our evenings with brief meditation instruction, followed by a period of meditation, a short talk and discussion. Our meetings are open to all members of a 12-Step recovery program. The group is led by senior practitioners in recovery. …

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“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 a special program on Saturday, February 1, for a book launch and discussion of Transcending: Trans Buddhist Voices, a groundbreaking collection of many voices and experiences of trans, genderqueer, and nonbinary Buddhists. Author/presenters include zavé martohardjono, Finn Schubert, and Chance Krempasky. The program will be followed by a book signing. Copies …

“Transcending: Trans Buddhist Voices” book launch, Feb 1 Read More »

B-12 is a drop-in practice group exploring the connections between Buddhist practice and recovery. We will begin our evenings with brief meditation instruction, followed by a period of meditation, a short talk and discussion. Our meetings are open to all members of a 12-Step recovery program. The group is led by senior practitioners in recovery. …

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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 »

B-12 is a drop-in practice group exploring the connections between Buddhist practice and recovery. We will begin our evenings with brief meditation instruction, followed by a period of meditation, a short talk and discussion. Our meetings are open to all members of a 12-Step recovery program. The group is led by senior practitioners in recovery. …

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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, Feb 12 Read More »

B-12 is a drop-in practice group exploring the connections between Buddhist practice and recovery. We will begin our evenings with brief meditation instruction, followed by a period of meditation, a short talk and discussion. Our meetings are open to all members of a 12-Step recovery program. The group is led by senior practitioners in recovery. …

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Eight-week class led by Shokuchi Deirdre Carrigan Class dates: Tuesdays 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 Class time: optional zazen from 6:30 to 7pm, class from 7:15 to 8:45pm Sitting Buddha: Studying Dogen’s “Fukanzazengi” “Fukanzazengi” (universal encouragement for the ceremony of sitting meditation) is Soto Zen founder, Dogen’s, instruction and description of “the …

Sitting Buddha: Studying Dogen’s “Fukanzazengi,” starting Feb 18 Read More »

Please join us Wednesday, February 19, for an evening program with Chimyo Simone Atkinson. The custom of dana (generosity) is fundamental to Buddhist practice. All dana received supports our Teachers and center, and is essential for the continuation of our community and practice. Through monetary dana, we suggest a $10 donation – which is neither …

Wednesday Evening with Chimyo Atkinson, Feb 19 Read More »

Eight-week class led by Ian Case, Xian’ai and Xian’an Class dates: Thursdays 2/20, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9 Class time: optional zazen from 6:30 to 7pm, class from 7:15 to 8:45pm The Lotus Sutra is one of the foundational scriptures of Mahayana Buddhism and is of central importance in East Asian Buddhism especially. …

The Many Worlds and One Vehicle of the Lotus Sutra class, starting Feb 20 Read More »