Sutra Studies

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.

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Recovery Meeting

Dismantling Racism

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.

For more information, contact Keizan (gus.shaffer@gmail.com)

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. 

Toward this end, No-Rank Zendo is commited to projects that promote social justice and healing.

We just completed a year of investigation into the various expressions of racism in ourselves and the world.

Currently, the Dismantling Racism group is  restructuring to provide a more direct and engaged approach to confronting and dissolving bias on multiple fronts, race, gender, sexuality, economic status, et al.

 

A new committee is being formed that will provide various programs throughout the year bringing the sangha forward into investigation and action on these various fronts. 

 

More information will be provided toward the end of summer 2021. 

Sundays at 9:00AM

Please look for additional information in our bi-weekly newsletter.