For the duration of the Pandemic. All events are taking place in Cloud Zendo
Second Sunday of the Month at 5:30PM.
Though Zen is a transmission "outside of scriptures," the utility of scripture (sutra) study is often lost on Zen practitioners. Buddhism has a rich and varied past. Understanding of the traditions and the teachings can help lead a practitioner on the way.
Sutra Studies meets every:
The heart of Buddhist practice asks us to look at our addictions, most predominantly our addiction to "self." While we all suffer from habitual and addictive aspects of our lives, some of us have struggled more directly and specifically with certain substances (alcohol, marijuana, opiates) or to addictive behaviors (what are called process addictions: sex, gambling, shopping, codependency).
The prime avenue for facing these sorts of addictions are through community support groups such as AA, NA, Alanon, Rational Recovery, or Dharma Recovery. But our efforts at connection and support do not have to end there.
In an effort to support our No-Rank Sangha members in recovery, we've begun the No-Rank Recovery Group. It is an informal gathering of Sangha members sharing their experience of recovery within the frame of zen practice.
The group meets each Saturday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am and is an opportunity to share from life, practice, literature, or whatever is alive in the moment. It starts with five minutes of zazen, followed by a sharing circle.
Everyone is welcome, we hope to see you soon.
For more information, contact Keizan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Recovery Meeting meets every:
Saturdays at 9:00AM
Tea and Cookie Community
Dismantling Racism Within Ourselves
As Buddhist practitioners, our task is to remove the veil of preconceptions from our eyes. There are few preconceptions that cause more suffering than those of prejudice and racism. It is incumbent upon those of us living with the great vow to care for all beings to investigate and combust our own traces of racism and to help support a world free from prejudice.
Through at least May 2021, we will meet on the fourth Sunday of each month at 5:00 (except for the first meeting, which will be held on the fifth Sunday of August) for a one and half hour discussion of various books on race and racism. In order to establish some sense of continuity with fewer restrictions, expected 60% attendance is being asked for.
This group is open to No-Rank Zendo members only.
Please let Rinzan know if you have any questions. (email@example.com) And please let me know if you are interested in enrolling, and I will add you to the forum and include you in the roster.
Dismantling Racism Study Group meets every:
Fourth Sunday of the Month at 5:00PM.
The Tea & Cookie Community Gathering welcomes all members and prospective members to share in community in an informal manner. Bring your favorite drink and a snack while we open the floor to questions, and discuss Rinzai Zen. This is a great opportunity to learn more about each other and the Rinzai Zen Buddhist tradition. Are you nervous about when or how to follow the forms? Would you like to know more about sesshins. the precepts, or foundational concepts while you're diving in? Would like to delve into more discussion about the latest teisho or what's coming up for you in your practice? Grab your tea and cookie and drop in!
For more information, contact Jisei (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mukyo (email@example.com)
The Recovery Meeting meets every:
Third Sunday of the Month at 6:15PM.