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Sesshins held at ZCLA in 2019.

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Eco Dharma Talk

by David Loy

Sunday April 12

 

 

Residential Training Opportunity

Resident training offers Zen students the opportunity to deepen their practice by living with a resident teacher and a community of practitioners. Residents combine Zen training with family and careers, engage in shared stewardship, and explore the dynamic life of Sangha. Zen Center of Los Angeles (ZCLA) has two apartment buildings for its Residential Training Program.   Applicants with either a little or a lot of experience as a Zen student may apply. Before the application process begins, prospective residents are asked to complete the Introduction to Zen Meditation and A Practice Day classes. The Buddha Hand Circle (BHC) oversees the application and admission process. Interested parties can contact Residency@ZCLA.org for information and requirements.   For the application and additional information, click here. 

 

 

 

 

Atonement Ceremony

Thursday, February 20, 7:30 p.m.

During this ceremony of renewing the vows and Precepts, we each have an opportunity to bear witness to our conduct in thoughts, words, and actions. Everyone is welcome. Those who have received the Precepts are asked to attend on a regular basis.

 

 

Teisho by Roshi Egyoku

Sunday, February 23, 11:00 a.m.

Preceded by Gate of Sweet Nectar Service at 8:30 a.m. and Zazen from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Followed by Sangha Lunch at 12:15. 

 

 

Dharma Talk by Tom Dharma-Joy Reichert

Thursday, February 27, 8:00 p.m. (Service 7:15 p.m.; Zazen 7:30 p.m.)

Please come early for service. Followed by tea and cookies. Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

 

Public Face-to-Face with Roshi Egyoku

Sunday, March 1, 11:00 a.m.

Preceded by Gate of Sweet Nectar Service at 8:30 a.m. and Zazen from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Followed by Sangha Lunch at 12:15. 

Roshi will pose a question or theme to the Sangha and we will take turns engaging with her in this Public Face-to-Face with a teacher. A wonderful opportunity to ask a question and learn from others. Everyone welcome.

 

 

Bearing Witness Council

Thursday, March 5, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Led by Geri Meiho Bryan

Most months on the last Thursday evening, we will hold a Bearing Witness Council focused on a shadow issue. This is an issue in which we are unaware of its aspects (i.e., in shadow) or something that we have difficulty facing or including. The councils will be from 7:30 to 9:00 in the Dharma Hall in lieu of the usual Dharma Talk. This is a practice of not turning away. Followed by tea and cookies. All welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

Beginner's Mind Sesshin

March 12 eve. - March 14

Led by Sensei Faith-Mind Thoresen

Sesshin, "to unify the mind," is an essential practice for the deepening for one's zazen. This introductory sesshin is designed to introduce you to sesshin practice by providing more opportunities for instruction, questions, and explanations. Full time participation is encouraged as it’s only a little over two days. If you wish to participate part time, please let Senshin know your precise attendance. Deadline to register is Friday, March 6.

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THE SANGHA SUTRA - ETHICS DOCUMENT

MEMBERS REMINDER: Turn in your Ethical Document Commitment form if you haven't already done so.  For the ZCLA Ethics document, click here

 

 

For a pdf, of our 2020 Sesshins and Retreats, click here