Awakening the Spirit of the Heart: A daylong eco-adventure with Cathy Toldi and Glenn Kazmierski
Jul
14
9:00 AM09:00

Awakening the Spirit of the Heart: A daylong eco-adventure with Cathy Toldi and Glenn Kazmierski

Please join us for a day enjoying the forest and grounds at Land of Medicine Buddha. You will be introduced to Buddhist heart practices (the Bramaviharas), along with Taoist qigong theory and practices. We will offer guided solo wanders on the land to gather our heart fire medicine. Then, through council, we will explore how to bring these practices to our families and friends.

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Saturday Sangha
Oct
12
9:20 AM09:20

Saturday Sangha

This Saturday’s topic is, “Buddhist and western psychology: what views do the share and how do they differ?”
We will have a panel discussion with Reverend Patrick Teverbaugh, Senior Student Patrice Monsour and Reverend Neti Parekh. Each panelist will give a short introductory statement and then they’ll take questions and comments from the rest of the group.

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New Year's Eve at SCZC
Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Year's Eve at SCZC

Join us for an evening of sitting on New Year’s eve! At midnight there will be traditional refreshments and a bonfire where you are welcome to bring obsolete records, incense stubs or memorial names from the past year, to burn. Wishes for the coming year may also be submitted to the fire.

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Pride Parade
Jun
2
10:30 AM10:30

Pride Parade

Celebrate diversity with other sangha members as we march with faith-based organizations, welcoming everyone to practice at Zen Center. This event is a lot of fun; walking in the sun, waving to the crowd, and manifesting the interconnectedness of our community!

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Half-Day Eco-Sit: Stillness in Action
Jun
1
8:30 AM08:30

Half-Day Eco-Sit: Stillness in Action

As a mindful yet active response to climate change, we will alternate zazen with the quiet outdoor activity planting vegetable seeds in six-pack pots to give away to sangha members and to the public. We will plant kale, lettuce and tomatoes. Encouraging people to grow food is one simple way to reduce fossil fuel use, and it is a way to help others reconnect with the abundance of the earth. Tea and snacks will be provided. Suggested donation: $10

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Opening the Mind and Heart Through Film: “Samsara”
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

Opening the Mind and Heart Through Film: “Samsara”

Filmed in twenty-five countries on five continents, Samsara explores the wonders of our world from the mundane to the miraculous, looking into the unfathomable reaches of humanity's spirituality and the human experience. Neither a traditional documentary nor a travelogue, Samsara takes the form of a nonverbal, guided meditation.

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Jewels in the World: “Not One Single Thing”
Apr
18
6:40 PM18:40

Jewels in the World: “Not One Single Thing”

This monthly evening discussion group is studying “Not One Single Thing,” a commentary on the Platform Sutra of the Sixth Ancestor by Shodo Harada Roshi. With Kokyo Henkel. Everyone is welcome.

We meet monthly to discuss some topic regarding Dharma or Zen practice, especially relevant to daily life in the midst of the world. One of the group members volunteers to bring a discussion topic for the next month, and facilitates the conversation.  All are welcome, free of charge.

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Awakening Together: The Spiritual Practice of Inclusivity and Community
Apr
16
6:45 PM18:45

Awakening Together: The Spiritual Practice of Inclusivity and Community

A study discussion group based on the book by Larry Yang, led by Val Miranda, with Rev. Cathy Toldi."A dharma book that is a road map showing the collective pathways out of social suffering, embracing the pain of oppression and inequity as integral to the ground of compassion and spiritual practice." (3rd meeting)

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