UPCOMING EVENTS: (contact info at bottom of page)
DBZ Garden volunteers are welcome. Please call ahead to let us know your plans.
NYZ, Japanese Dharma Talk, March 7, 2:00-5:00 PM. Rev. Miki Nakura, of Higashi Hongan-ji temple in Kyoto and the Shinrenbo New York Shin Buddhist Sangha, will give a Dharma talk in Japanese on the teachings of Shinran Shonin. All are welcome to join. There is no admission fee, though donations are appreciated.
NYZ, Dharma Talk on Shin Buddhism, March 9, 7:00-9:00 PM. Rev. Miki Nakura will offer instruction and lead a short seiza meditation session. He will then give a talk in English on the teachings of Shinran Shonin, whose influential teachings form the core of Jodoshinshu (True Pure Land) Buddhism; there will be time after for questions and discussion. All are welcome to join. Donations are appreciated.
NYZ, March-On Weekend Sesshin with Shinge Roshi, March 13–15. This sesshin commemorates the life and legacy of Soen Nakagawa Roshi. Soen Roshi's commitment to transmitting the Dharma to the West and his unique spirit and style of Zen practice has influenced the spiritual path of countless Zen students. Sesshin begins on Friday evening and concludes Sunday afternoon. Shinge Roshi will offer dokusan and teisho. Formal meals will be served. Full participation is encouraged, though part-time participation will be considered as space allows. Also, there will be limited room to accommodate overnight participants. For more information or to reserve your space, please email the New York Zendo office, or call the NYZ office at 212 861-3333.
NYZ, Book Club/Sangha Night, March 25, 7:00-9:00 PM. Please join us for this first meeting of the new NYZ Book Club! Following one sit, we will gather in the Dharma Hall to discuss pages 1-55 of Eknath Easwaran's translation of and commentaries on the Dhammapada over tea and refreshments. Members and nonmembers, old-timers and newcomers--all are welcome!
DBZ, Kessei Opening, March 26
DBZ, Introduction to Zen, March 27–29
NYZ, Seiza Meditation, March 29, 3:30-5:00 PM. When some of the first Westerners, such as Ruth Fuller Sasaki, were going to Japan in the twentieth century to seek instruction in Zen, D. T. Suzuki and other Zen teachers sometimes recommended they take up seiza meditation as a complement to zazen practice. In this spirit, Rev. Miki Nakura offers instruction and leads seiza meditation sessions at New York Zendo.
Reminder: DBZ is closed for Winter Interim, Please note that DBZ will be closed through mid-March of 2015 because of needed repairs to our heating system. To contact us during this period, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the NYZ office at 212 861-3333.
DAI BOSATSU ZENDO EVENTS: To make a reservation or for more information, call Dai Bosatsu Zendo at (845) 439-4566 or e-mail email@example.com.
Office hours: Tues - Sat, 9am to 4:30pm; Sunday, 9am to 12pm.
NEW YORK ZENDO EVENTS:
Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.: Tai Chi class and zazen (please note that interested participants should contact Riki Kixmiller to confirm attendance several days in advance)
Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.: Intro to Zen class and zazen
Tuesday - Friday mornings from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m.: zazen
To make a reservation or for more information, contact the New York Zendo office.