Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

Buddha’s Teachings on Not-Self and True Self in the Mahayana Parinirvana Sutra

6-week class series with Rev. Kokyo Henkel. 

This epic scripture appeared in third-century India, introducing buddha’s final teaching of buddha-nature as our true Self, and it then became one of the main sources of the early Zen tradition in China. Through exploring highlight passages of this important but under-appreciated sutra, and discussing how to practice with them, we will come to appreciate why these radical teachings became the basis for the experiential direct path of Zen. Suggested donation: $10/class for sustaining members, $13 for others.

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Oct
30
6:30 PM18:30

Sejiki Ceremony, Offering to Hungry Ghosts

In this ceremony we call forth the restless, unsatisfied yearnings of our life, inviting them to be known, cared for, and released – as well as raising the deep intention to nourish all hungry spirits in the world, and remembering departed ancestors and friends. Offerings of food are made, and we chant together for all hungry ghosts and departed spirits.

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Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Buddha’s Teachings on Not-Self and True Self in the Mahayana Parinirvana Sutra

6-week class series with Rev. Kokyo Henkel. 

This epic scripture appeared in third-century India, introducing buddha’s final teaching of buddha-nature as our true Self, and it then became one of the main sources of the early Zen tradition in China. Through exploring highlight passages of this important but under-appreciated sutra, and discussing how to practice with them, we will come to appreciate why these radical teachings became the basis for the experiential direct path of Zen. Suggested donation: $10/class for sustaining members, $13 for others.

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Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Buddha’s Teachings on Not-Self and True Self in the Mahayana Parinirvana Sutra

6-week class series with Rev. Kokyo Henkel. 

This epic scripture appeared in third-century India, introducing buddha’s final teaching of buddha-nature as our true Self, and it then became one of the main sources of the early Zen tradition in China. Through exploring highlight passages of this important but under-appreciated sutra, and discussing how to practice with them, we will come to appreciate why these radical teachings became the basis for the experiential direct path of Zen. Suggested donation: $10/class for sustaining members, $13 for others.

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Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Buddha’s Teachings on Not-Self and True Self in the Mahayana Parinirvana Sutra

6-week class series with Rev. Kokyo Henkel. 

This epic scripture appeared in third-century India, introducing buddha’s final teaching of buddha-nature as our true Self, and it then became one of the main sources of the early Zen tradition in China. Through exploring highlight passages of this important but under-appreciated sutra, and discussing how to practice with them, we will come to appreciate why these radical teachings became the basis for the experiential direct path of Zen. Suggested donation: $10/class for sustaining members, $13 for others.

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Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

Buddha’s Teachings on Not-Self and True Self in the Mahayana Parinirvana Sutra

6-week class series with Rev. Kokyo Henkel. 

This epic scripture appeared in third-century India, introducing buddha’s final teaching of buddha-nature as our true Self, and it then became one of the main sources of the early Zen tradition in China. Through exploring highlight passages of this important but under-appreciated sutra, and discussing how to practice with them, we will come to appreciate why these radical teachings became the basis for the experiential direct path of Zen. Suggested donation: $10/class for sustaining members, $13 for others.

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Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Buddha’s Teachings on Not-Self and True Self in the Mahayana Parinirvana Sutra

6-week class series with Rev. Kokyo Henkel. 

This epic scripture appeared in third-century India, introducing buddha’s final teaching of buddha-nature as our true Self, and it then became one of the main sources of the early Zen tradition in China. Through exploring highlight passages of this important but under-appreciated sutra, and discussing how to practice with them, we will come to appreciate why these radical teachings became the basis for the experiential direct path of Zen. Suggested donation: $10/class for sustaining members, $13 for others.

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Dec
5
to Dec 11

Rohatsu Sesshin (Celebration of Buddha’s Awakening)

Each day will include morning teachings with Rev. Kokyo and formal oryoki meals. Please plan to attend at least two days, or whole sesshin if possible, to help support this important retreat at the culmination of the Dharma year. There will be a ceremony to celebrate Buddha’s Awakening to end sesshin at 5pm on December 11. Suggested donation: $35/day for sustaining members, $40 for others. More details and signup>>

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Dec
11
5:00 PM17:00

Buddha’s Awakening Ceremony, Shuso Dharma Inquiry, Practice Period Closing

To end sesshin, Buddha’s Awakening will be celebrated with offerings, chanting, and circumambulation at 5pm, followed by usual 5:45 zazen, and 6:30 Dharma Inquiry Ceremony.Everyone will have an opportunity to ask a practice question to shuso Rev. Mushin Neti Parekh to celebrate the completion of her term as head student.

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Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Years Eve Sit, Bonfire

Sit until the stroke of midnight, then enjoy a bonfire with traditional disposal of temple materials and refreshments. Feel free to bring any paper items (records, letters, unused liturgical materials) or incense stubs from the year you would like to burn. Actual times TBD.

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