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Sejiki Ceremony, Offering to Hungry Ghosts
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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Buddha’s Awakening Ceremony and Shuso Dharma Inquiry Ceremony (plus Practice Period closing)
Dec
11
5:00 PM17:00

Buddha’s Awakening Ceremony and Shuso Dharma Inquiry Ceremony (plus 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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Full Moon Bodhisattva Precepts Renewal Ceremony
Dec
12
5:45 PM17:45

Full Moon Bodhisattva Precepts Renewal Ceremony

The sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts of Soto Zen are the guiding principle for our daily conduct in the world. We offer a monthly full moon Precepts Renewal Ceremony, a ritual begun by the Buddha himself, where we renew our commitment to practicing this way of life, in harmony with all beings. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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