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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 »

Eight-week class led by Shokuchi Deirdre Carrigan Class dates: Thursdays 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/14 & 11/21 Class time: optional zazen from 6:30 to 7pm, class from 7:15 to 8:45pm Like a cloud in an endless sky, like a lotus in muddy water, we live in the pure mind of Buddha. – from …

Thinking Like a Buddha: Diamond Sutra class, Sep 26 – Nov 21 Read More »

Eight-week class led by Kosen Greg Snyder Class Dates: Fridays 9/20, 9/27, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15 & 11/22 Class time: zazen from 6:30 to 7pm, class from 7:15 to 8:45pm “The Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi” “The Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi” opens with the lines: The teaching of suchness has been …

“The Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi” class: Sep 20 – Nov 22 Read More »

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Zazenkai literally means “coming together for meditation.” BZC zazenkais 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. Please note that meditation instruction …

1-day zazenkai with Kosen Gregory Snyder, Nov 16 Read More »

B-12: Buddhism and the 12 Steps of Recovery will offer a half-day introductory sit on Sunday, November 17, from 10 am to 1 pm, led by Kosen Gregory Snyder. The doors will open at 9:30 am. The half-day sit is geared toward beginners and will feature 30-minute meditation periods, walking meditation, discussion, and short talk. …

B-12 half-day sit, Nov 17 Read More »

Please join us Wednesday, November 20, for a special Wednesday evening program with Zen teacher and author David Loy for a discussion on Buddhist teachings and ecology. Ecodharma: a new Buddhist path? Does Buddhism offer any special perspective on the ecological crisis? The climate emergency is not something the Buddha or Zen masters talked about, …

Special Wednesday Evening with David Loy, Nov 20 Read More »

Eight-week class led by Shokuchi Deirdre Carrigan Class dates: Thursdays 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/14 & 11/21 Class time: optional zazen from 6:30 to 7pm, class from 7:15 to 8:45pm Like a cloud in an endless sky, like a lotus in muddy water, we live in the pure mind of Buddha. – from …

Thinking Like a Buddha: Diamond Sutra class, Sep 26 – Nov 21 Read More »

Eight-week class led by Kosen Greg Snyder Class Dates: Fridays 9/20, 9/27, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15 & 11/22 Class time: zazen from 6:30 to 7pm, class from 7:15 to 8:45pm “The Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi” “The Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi” opens with the lines: The teaching of suchness has been …

“The Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi” class: Sep 20 – Nov 22 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 »

A monthly group of Zen practitioners who identify, or are identified, as male coming together to explore the construct of patriarchy, its impact on our lives, our communities, and to work towards developing our sacred masculine identities; those dynamic and restorative aspects of masculinity that strengthen our ability to cultivate wisdom, compassion and community. Together, …

Undoing Patriarchy and Unveiling the Sacred Masculine 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. …

B-12: Buddhism and the 12 Steps of Recovery 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 »

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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This five-day sesshin (formal retreat) with Kosen Greg Snyder runs December 11th-15th.  Retreat schedule:  9 am – 9 pm Wed – Sat, 5:30 am – 4 pm Sunday The retreat will feature periods of sitting and walking meditation and dharma talks. There will also be an opportunity for participants to meet with teachers for private practice discussion. The schedule …

Rohatsu Sesshin, Dec 11-15 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 »