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Sesshins held at ZCLA in 2017.

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Saturday, June 17

ZCLA 50th Anniversary Celebration

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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. We currently have a studio apartment available.  For the application and additional information, click here. 

 

 

 

Day of Reflection on Precept #6: The Practice of Not Talking About Others Errors and Faults

Saturday, May 20, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Led by Reeb Kaizen Venners

Approximately every third Saturday is devoted to the Zen Bodhisattva Precepts. The day begins with a recitation of the precepts and includes zazen and face-to-face meetings with our teachers, a brief precept talk, and a precept circle. Open to everyone. For precise schedule click here.

 

 

 

Dharma Chat: "Forgiveness"

Sunday, May 21, 11:00 a.m.

Led by Frank Genku Martinez

On the last Sunday of most months, we have an hour-long Dharma Chat led by a Sangha member on a various topics of interest. We discuss how we practice in everyday life situations and other issues. This chat will be a chance to hear about the meditation practices of others and share your own, including the current challenges/struggles we are working with.

 

 

 

 

Growing a Plum Blossom Sesshin

Wednesday, May. 24 eve. - Sunday, May 28

Led by Roshi Egyoku

During this sesshin, Zazen is the teacher. The schedule is spare: Zazen, Walking, Eating, Working, Resting - breath by breath, step by step, bite by bite, moment by moment. We will look directly at the conditioned mind and taste the freedom of forgetting the self. We will grow a plum blossom with the raw materials inherent in each of us, which is all we ever need to awaken. Please note: The meals will be One Bowl (non-oryoki). Deadline to register: Thursday, May 18. Housing is limited and not guaranteed. First come, first served.

To register, click here for application

For fee structure click here.

For schedule, click here

 

 

Public Face-to-Face with Roshi Egyoku

Sunday, June 4, 11:00 a.m.

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.

 

 

Atonement Ceremony

Thursday, June 8, 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, Abbot of ZCLA

Sunday, June 11, 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. Open to all.  Thank you, Roshi, for your 20 years of leadership at ZCLA!!

 

 

 

ZCLA 50th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, June 17

For more info and the schedule of events, click here

 

 

 

 

Day of Reflection on Precept #5: The Practice of Not Being Ignorant

Saturday, June 24, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Led by Joel Mitsujo Latimer

Approximately every third Saturday is devoted to the Zen Bodhisattva Precepts. The day begins with a recitation of the precepts and includes zazen and face-to-face meetings with our teachers, a brief precept talk, and a precept circle. Open to everyone. For precise schedule click here.

 

 

 

Just Summer Sesshin

July 16 eve. - July 22

Led by Sensei Ryodo Hawley 

Sesshin, "to unify the mind," is an essential practice for the deepening for one's zazen. It is an extended, silent retreat in which most of the normal schedule of the Center is set aside to allow for a more focused zazen practice, integrated with walking meditation, face-to-face meetings with a teacher, work practice, chanting, rest, oryoki meals, and talks.

 

Part time and full time participation is welcomed. Part time consists of at least a half a day, including all scheduled activities. Your application must be submitted no later than NOON Thursday, July 13, after which there will be a $25 fee for any late registrations, schedule changes or dropping out (with rare emergency exceptions). No applications will be admitted after sesshin has started. Housing is not guaranteed and is on a first come basis.

for fee structure click here.

for application click here.

for schedule click here.

 

 

 

 

 

Bearing Witness Council

Thursday, July 27, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Led by Betsy Enduring-Vow Brown

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 9:30 in the Dharma Hall in lieu of the usual Dharma Talk. There will be a seat for the shadow, which will be represented by a symbol that evokes the shadow. This is a practice of not turning away. 

 

 

 

 

  

Please give to ZCLA'S Dharma Training FUND:

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        ZCLA, 923 S. Normandie Ave, Los Angeles, CA  90006

  • Place cash or checks in the donation box located in the Sangha House.

 

 

 

Our Vision is an enlightened world free of suffering, in which the earth and all beings live in harmony, everyone has enough, deep wisdom is realized and compassion flows unhindered.

 

                                                                

 

 

 


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