Events and Updates

Beginner’s Mind Temple/City Center Renovation Project

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, October 14, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm: Members and Volunteers Appreciation Day

    Come celebrate the union of Zen practice and community spirit. Together we will show our appreciation for members and volunteers through a special ceremony and other offerings.

    9:25 am – Zazen
    10:00 am – Dharma Talk
    11:15 am – Service, Tea, and Lunch

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  • Friday, October 27, 5:45 – 7:30 pm: Sejiki Ceremony and Dinner

    Immerse yourself in the profound experience of the Sejiki Ceremony, a traditional Buddhist ritual that honors and satiates hungry ghosts, restless and struggling spirits that cannot find nourishment. Costumes appreciated but not required. After the ceremony there will be a celebratory dinner.

    5:45 pm – Densho (no evening zazen)
    6:00 pm – Sejiki Ceremony in the Buddha Hall
    6:30 pm – Dinner by donation (please register)

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  • Saturday, November 11, 12:30 – 2:00 pm: Beginner’s Mind Temple Tour with architect Helen Degenhardt and Central Abbot David Zimmerman

    Tour the temple and get an in-depth look at the renovation project with Helen Degenhardt and David Zimmerman. Join for the whole morning or just for the tour.

    9:25 am – Zazen
    10:00 am – Dharma Talk
    11:15 am - 12:30 pm – Tea and Lunch (by donation)
    12:30 – 2:00 pm Beginner's Mind Temple Tour

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  • Wednesday, November 29, 7:30 – 8:45 pm: Full Moon Ceremony

    Join us for our monthly Full Moon Ceremony, a traditional Buddhist observance marking the lunar cycle and providing an opportunity for renewal and atonement. The ceremony will be preceded by zazen and a shared community dinner. Attend as your schedule allows. Please register if you plan to come to dinner.

    5:40 pm – Zazen and Service in the zendo
    6:30 pm – Dinner by donation
    7:30 pm – Full Moon Ceremony in the Buddha Hall, preceded by small group meetings

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