Uji is Dogen's attempt to lead us to productively and dynamically explore the true nature of reality through the lens of our being/time. This lecture will look at Uji as a practice guide whose purpose is to radically change our experience of our being/time as well as the being/time of all beings.
Summer Interim, CC 8/25-30 During the interim break the regular schedule will continue but the zendo (meditation hall) will be staffed by volunteers.
How we understand who we are, how we function, and how reality functions, profoundly impacts the way in which we experience and live our day to day lives—and the way in which we understand and practice the Dharma.
Zen is one of several traditions claiming a direct affiliation with the origins of Buddhism. With nearly 2,500 years of history, teachings, institutional development, politics and culture, how does a 21st-century practitioner navigate such a rich system of ideas and practices without getting spiritual vertigo? How should Buddhism in general—and its institutional leaders in particular—appeal to contemporary audiences so as to ensure both continuity of the dharma and its social relevance?
Wednesday evening, November 26, at 5:45 pm
Donations of non-perishable food items are welcome during this service in the City Center Buddha Hall. There will not be an open dinner or 7:30pm Dharma talk.
Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29
City Center will be closed. There will be no meditation and no open meals. Enjoy the holiday!
Saturday, November 30
Regular Saturday schedule, beginning with 6:30 am zazen.
City Center will be closed. There will be no meditation and no open meals.
We wish a happy, safe, and peaceful holiday to all!
New Year's Eve at City Center December 31, 2014
This event begins at 8:30 pm with a work meeting followed by temple cleaning. Noodle soup is served at 10:00. The han begins at 10:30 to signal zazen at 10:45. There will be two periods of zazen and the ringing of the densho 108 times. The night ends with a bonfire in the courtyard. Donations are appreciated.