Upcoming Events

VIRTUAL DHARMA SCHEDULE (All on-site activities require advanced registration for non-members)

Here are some current ways to practice together online and in person.  We will be adding more ways on an ongoing basis, so stay tuned to this page and our calendar.   Please maintain Zendo decorum for all activities.  If you need to take care of personal needs, please turn off your video screen.  If you are on our email list, you have been sent the links for all streaming events as well as sign-up sheets for on-site events.  If you are not on our email list and wish to participate, please sign-up for our email list at the bottom of our Home page. Until further notice, masks will remain a requirement while indoors.

 

 

Streaming Morning Zazen from our Zendo:

Wednesday – Friday 6:00-7:00 a.m. Followed by morning service

In person practice opportunities for members and non-members.

Registration is required for non-member’s in-person attendance. Must attend in-person Intro to Meditation Class before registration.

Meeting ID: 592 934 8543
Passcode: Tiger22

Exploring Your Practice: Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

All welcome to drop in online weekly for zazen, a teaching and sharing about practice. No rsvp necessary.

Meeting ID: 815 7103 6299
Passcode: Wed22

 

In-Person Open Zazen — Wednesday evenings

7:00pm-8:00pm. Stretch bell at 7:30 p.m.

with: Sensei Deb Faith-Mind Thoresen

Registration is required for non-member’s in-person attendance. Must attend in-person Intro to Meditation Class before registration.

 

 

Introduction to Zen Meditation — Zoom Only

Sundays September 25; October 23; November 20 & December  18 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Click here to register.

 

 

 

 

Hidden Lamp Thursday Study

Stewarded by Sensei Senshin & Rev. Dharma-Joy

Thursday, September 22, 7-8:00 p.m.: Zoom only

Every other Thursday, calendar permitting, we will study together a chapter of “The Hidden Lamp: Stories from 25 Centuries of Awakened Women.” This week we will work with Chapter 8: “Ohashi Awakens in a Brothel”. No sign-up needed, just zoom in. Everyone is encouraged to buy the book.

 

 

Entering & Leave-taking Ceremony

Saturday, September 24 @ 9 a.m. : Zoom & In-person

Rehearsal in the Zendo @ 8:15 a.m.

9-9:35 Ceremony followed by Zazen
9:35-9:45 Outside Walking
9:45-10:20 Zazen
10:20-10:30 4 Vows, Bows
10:30-10:45 Temple Caretaking Practice

 

 

 

 

The Bodhisattva Precepts– Living an Awakened Life

Saturdays, September 24; October 1, 8, 22, 29; November 5 @ 1:30-3:30 p.m.

A 6-class Zoom series led by Sensei George Mukei Horner and Dharma-Holder Lorraine Gessho Kumpf

The study of the Zen Bodhisattva precepts is an integral part of Zen practice. Traditionally, the Zen Precepts are studied formally at the end of long years of training. We have found that, due to a lack of grounding in Zen as part of our Western cultural upbringing, it is important and useful for us to study the precepts at the beginning, middle and end of training, so that the precepts anchor themselves within the functioning of our daily lives.

 

 

 

BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Meeting 

Saturday, September 24 @ 5 p.m. : Zoom & In-person

 

Please contact Myogetsu at pamsmith813@gmail.com to be added to our mailing list and to receive the Zoom link information for the upcoming meeting.

 

 

 

Sunday Morning Zazen, September 25

Zoom & In-person

8:30 a.m.-9 Gate of Sweet Nectar Service

9-9:35 Zazen
9:35-9:45 Outside Walking
9:45-10:20 Zazen
10:20-10:30 4 Vows, Bows, Closing Ceremony

11:00 Pine Needle Basket Weaving Workshop

Click here to register.

 

 

 

 

Personal Practice Talk with Nancy Teiju Marquez

Thursday, September 29 @ 7 p.m. : Zoom & In-person

 

 

 

 

 

Practice Period Entering & Head Trainee Entering & Exiting Ceremony

Saturday, October 1 @ 8:30 a.m. : Zoom & In-person

8:30-9:00 Saturday Service

9:00-9:35 Ceremony followed by Zazen
9:35-9:45 Outside Walking
9:45-10:20 Zazen
10:20-10:30 4 Vows, Bows
10:30-10:45 Temple Caretaking Practice

 

 

 

The Bodhisattva Precepts– Living an Awakened Life

Saturdays, October 1, 8, 22, 29; November 5 @ 1:30-3:30 p.m.

A 6-class Zoom series led by Sensei George Mukei Horner and Dharma-Holder Lorraine Gessho Kumpf

 

 

 

 

Sunday Morning Zazen, October 2

Zoom & In-person

8:30 a.m.-9 Gate of Sweet Nectar Service

9-9:35 Zazen
9:35-9:45 Outside Walking
9:45-10:20 Zazen
10:20-10:30 4 Vows, Bows, Closing Ceremony

11:00 Fall Practice Period Circle led by Sensei Senshin

 

 

 

Closing the Gap: Living the Precepts

Led by Rev. Tom Dharma-Joy reichert

Tuesdays, October 4, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15, 29; December 13

7:00-8:30 p.m.: Zoom Only

Click here to register.

 

 

Hidden Lamp Thursday Study Group: Ch. 9 “Seven Wise Women in the Charnel Grounds”

Stewarded by Sensei Senshin & Rev. Dharma-Joy

Thursday, October 6 , 7-8:00 p.m.: Zoom only

Click here for more information.

 

 

 

Founders Service

Saturday, October 8 @ 8:30 a.m. : Zoom & In-person

8:30-9:00 a.m. Founders Service

9-9:35 Zazen
9:35-9:45 Outside Walking
9:45-10:20 Zazen
10:20-10:30 4 Vows, Bows
10:30-10:45 Temple Caretaking Practice

 

 

 

The Bodhisattva Precepts– Living an Awakened Life

Saturdays, October 8, 22, 29; November 5 @ 1:30-3:30 p.m.

A 6-class Zoom series led by Sensei George Mukei Horner and Dharma-Holder Lorraine Gessho Kumpf

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday Morning Zazen, October 9

Zoom & In-person

9-9:35 Zazen
9:35-9:45 Outside Walking
9:45-10:20 Zazen
10:20-10:30 4 Vows, Bows, Closing Ceremony

 

 

 

Autumn Wind Sesshin Begins

Sunday, October 9(eve.) – Sunday, October 16: Zoom & In-person

Led by Kipp Roshi Ryodo Hawley, Sensei Deb Faith-Mind Thoresen & Dharma-Holder Lorraine Gessho Kumpf

Click here to view schedule. 

Click here to register.

 

 

Head Trainee Hossen with Reeb Kaizen Venners

Sunday, October 16 @ 11:00 a.m.: Zoom & In-person

 

 

 

 

 

Closing the Gap: Living the Precepts

Led by Rev. Tom Dharma-Joy reichert

Tuesdays, October 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15, 29; December 13

7:00-8:30 p.m.: Zoom Only

 

 

 

 

Personal Practice Talk with Chris Genzan Hackman

Thursday, October 20 @ 7 p.m. : Zoom & In-person

 

 

 

 

 

Day of Reflection on Precept #1: Do Not Kill

Saturday, October 22  @ 8:30 a.m. : Zoom & In-person

Led by Erin Patrice Joyful-Heart Moore

8:30-9:00 a.m. Saturday Service

9-9:15 a.m.         Precept Reading
9:15-9:45             Zazen
9:45-10                 Precept Talk
10:15-11:15         Precept Council

Day of Reflection chantsheet

Day of Reflection Transference of Merit

 

 

 

The Bodhisattva Precepts– Living an Awakened Life

Saturdays, October 22, 29; November 5 @ 1:30-3:30 p.m.

A 6-class Zoom series led by Sensei George Mukei Horner and Dharma-Holder Lorraine Gessho Kumpf

 

 

 

 

 

BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Meeting 

Saturday, October 22 @ 5 p.m. : Zoom & In-person

 

Please contact Myogetsu at pamsmith813@gmail.com to be added to our mailing list and to receive the Zoom link information for the upcoming meeting.

 

 

 

 

Sunday Morning Zazen, October 23

Zoom & In-person

8:30 a.m.-9 Gate of Sweet Nectar Service

9-9:35 Zazen
9:35-9:45 Outside Walking
9:45-10:20 Zazen
10:20-10:30 4 Vows, Bows, Closing Ceremony

11:00 49th Day Memorial Service for John Daishin Buksbazen

 

 

 

Closing the Gap: Living the Precepts

Led by Rev. Tom Dharma-Joy reichert

Tuesdays, October 25; November 1, 8, 15, 29; December 13

7:00-8:30 p.m.: Zoom Only

 

 

 

 

Hidden Lamp Thursday Study Group: Ch. 10 “Asan’s Rooster”

Stewarded by Sensei Senshin & Rev. Dharma-Joy

Thursday, October 27 , 7-8:00 p.m.: Zoom only

Click here for more information.

 

 

 

 

Saturday Morning Zazen

Saturday, October 29 @ 8:30 a.m. : Zoom & In-person

8:30-9:00 Saturday Service

9:00-9:35 Ceremony followed by Zazen
9:35-9:45 Outside Walking
9:45-10:20 Zazen
10:20-10:30 4 Vows, Bows
10:30-10:45 Temple Caretaking Practice

 

 

 

The Bodhisattva Precepts– Living an Awakened Life

Saturdays, October 29; November 5 @ 1:30-3:30 p.m.

A 6-class Zoom series led by Sensei George Mukei Horner and Dharma-Holder Lorraine Gessho Kumpf

 

 

 

 

Sunday Morning Zazen, October 30

Zoom & In-person

8:30 a.m.-9 Gate of Sweet Nectar/Day of the Dead Service

9-9:35 Zazen
9:35-9:45 Outside Walking
9:45-10:20 Zazen
10:20-10:30 4 Vows, Bows, Closing Ceremony

 

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Note: Zoom Protocol

1. Develop Focus. Distraction is especially easy during online meetings. Bring the same intentionality to online meetings as you bring to the zendo. Consider ZCLA zoom events as if on the grounds of the Zen Center. Dress appropriately, wear rakusu if received jukai, don’t multitask and close other windows on the computer, and consider sitting for a few minutes before talks and events.

2. Practice mindful screen habits. Those zooming in need to be mindful of themselves on screen as their actions can disrupt the zoom session for others. Refrain from walking around with computer or phone, eating on screen, and other actions that may distract others. If you need to eat, take a break, use the bathroom or move around, please turn off your video.

3. Refrain from photos. Please do not screen shot or photograph ZCLA zoom meetings or share on social media.