Book Discussion
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Book Discussion

We meet to discuss books about Buddhism and other spiritual texts. Our current selection is "The Tao Made Easy: Timeless Wisdom to Navigate a Changing World” by Alan Cohen.

There are no costs for participating though donations are welcomed. Great Wind Zendo is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are tax deductible. 

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Weekend Zazen
Mar
10
9:00 AM09:00

Weekend Zazen

Zazen (seated meditation) begins at 9:00 a.m. in 20 minute intervals followed by 10 minute kinhin (walking meditation). Note that meditators may choose to remain seated during kinhin for an extended meditation period. We end the practice close to noon with tea and potluck lunch.

You are welcome to join at any time. If you choose to join while zazen is in progress please do so as quietly as possible. If you choose to end your practice early please leave during kinhin. Two gong sounds signal the beginning of kinhin, one bright bell sound signals the end of kinhin.

If you are new to zazen please plan your first visit for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. This will give us time for an introduction to silent meditation and to orient you with the Zendo. We generally do not have the capacity to provide zazen instruction during weekend meditation sessions.

We have some zafus (round cushions) available, or you may want to bring your own. There are also chairs and a few meditation benches if you prefer them.

There are no costs for participating though donations are welcomed. Great Wind Zendo is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are tax deductible.

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Weekend Zazen
Apr
14
9:00 AM09:00

Weekend Zazen

Zazen (seated meditation) begins at 9:00 a.m. in 20 minute intervals followed by 10 minute kinhin (walking meditation). Note that meditators may choose to remain seated during kinhin for an extended meditation period. We end the practice close to noon with tea and potluck lunch.

You are welcome to join at any time. If you choose to join while zazen is in progress please do so as quietly as possible. If you choose to end your practice early please leave during kinhin. Two gong sounds signal the beginning of kinhin, one bright bell sound signals the end of kinhin.

If you are new to zazen please plan your first visit for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. This will give us time for an introduction to silent meditation and to orient you with the Zendo. We generally do not have the capacity to provide zazen instruction during weekend meditation sessions.

We have some zafus (round cushions) available, or you may want to bring your own. There are also chairs and a few meditation benches if you prefer them.

There are no costs for participating though donations are welcomed. Great Wind Zendo is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are tax deductible.

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Weekend Zazen
May
12
9:00 AM09:00

Weekend Zazen

Zazen (seated meditation) begins at 9:00 a.m. in 20 minute intervals followed by 10 minute kinhin (walking meditation). Note that meditators may choose to remain seated during kinhin for an extended meditation period. We end the practice close to noon with tea and potluck lunch.

You are welcome to join at any time. If you choose to join while zazen is in progress please do so as quietly as possible. If you choose to end your practice early please leave during kinhin. Two gong sounds signal the beginning of kinhin, one bright bell sound signals the end of kinhin.

If you are new to zazen please plan your first visit for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. This will give us time for an introduction to silent meditation and to orient you with the Zendo. We generally do not have the capacity to provide zazen instruction during weekend meditation sessions.

We have some zafus (round cushions) available, or you may want to bring your own. There are also chairs and a few meditation benches if you prefer them.

There are no costs for participating though donations are welcomed. Great Wind Zendo is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are tax deductible.

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Weekend Zazen
Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

Weekend Zazen

Zazen (seated meditation) begins at 9:00 a.m. in 20 minute intervals followed by 10 minute kinhin (walking meditation). Note that meditators may choose to remain seated during kinhin for an extended meditation period. We end the practice close to noon with tea and potluck lunch.

You are welcome to join at any time. If you choose to join while zazen is in progress please do so as quietly as possible. If you choose to end your practice early please leave during kinhin. Two gong sounds signal the beginning of kinhin, one bright bell sound signals the end of kinhin.

If you are new to zazen please plan your first visit for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. This will give us time for an introduction to silent meditation and to orient you with the Zendo. We generally do not have the capacity to provide zazen instruction during weekend meditation sessions.

We have some zafus (round cushions) available, or you may want to bring your own. There are also chairs and a few meditation benches if you prefer them.

There are no costs for participating though donations are welcomed. Great Wind Zendo is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are tax deductible.

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Weekend Zazen
Jul
14
9:00 AM09:00

Weekend Zazen

Zazen (seated meditation) begins at 9:00 a.m. in 20 minute intervals followed by 10 minute kinhin (walking meditation). Note that meditators may choose to remain seated during kinhin for an extended meditation period. We end the practice close to noon with tea and potluck lunch.

You are welcome to join at any time. If you choose to join while zazen is in progress please do so as quietly as possible. If you choose to end your practice early please leave during kinhin. Two gong sounds signal the beginning of kinhin, one bright bell sound signals the end of kinhin.

If you are new to zazen please plan your first visit for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. This will give us time for an introduction to silent meditation and to orient you with the Zendo. We generally do not have the capacity to provide zazen instruction during weekend meditation sessions.

We have some zafus (round cushions) available, or you may want to bring your own. There are also chairs and a few meditation benches if you prefer them.

There are no costs for participating though donations are welcomed. Great Wind Zendo is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are tax deductible.

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Weekend Zazen
Aug
11
9:00 AM09:00

Weekend Zazen

Zazen (seated meditation) begins at 9:00 a.m. in 20 minute intervals followed by 10 minute kinhin (walking meditation). Note that meditators may choose to remain seated during kinhin for an extended meditation period. We end the practice close to noon with tea and potluck lunch.

You are welcome to join at any time. If you choose to join while zazen is in progress please do so as quietly as possible. If you choose to end your practice early please leave during kinhin. Two gong sounds signal the beginning of kinhin, one bright bell sound signals the end of kinhin.

If you are new to zazen please plan your first visit for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. This will give us time for an introduction to silent meditation and to orient you with the Zendo. We generally do not have the capacity to provide zazen instruction during weekend meditation sessions.

We have some zafus (round cushions) available, or you may want to bring your own. There are also chairs and a few meditation benches if you prefer them.

There are no costs for participating though donations are welcomed. Great Wind Zendo is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are tax deductible.

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Weekend Zazen
Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

Weekend Zazen

Zazen (seated meditation) begins at 9:00 a.m. in 20 minute intervals followed by 10 minute kinhin (walking meditation). Note that meditators may choose to remain seated during kinhin for an extended meditation period. We end the practice close to noon with tea and potluck lunch.

You are welcome to join at any time. If you choose to join while zazen is in progress please do so as quietly as possible. If you choose to end your practice early please leave during kinhin. Two gong sounds signal the beginning of kinhin, one bright bell sound signals the end of kinhin.

If you are new to zazen please plan your first visit for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. This will give us time for an introduction to silent meditation and to orient you with the Zendo. We generally do not have the capacity to provide zazen instruction during weekend meditation sessions.

We have some zafus (round cushions) available, or you may want to bring your own. There are also chairs and a few meditation benches if you prefer them.

There are no costs for participating though donations are welcomed. Great Wind Zendo is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are tax deductible.

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Weekend Zazen
Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

Weekend Zazen

Zazen (seated meditation) begins at 9:00 a.m. in 20 minute intervals followed by 10 minute kinhin (walking meditation). Note that meditators may choose to remain seated during kinhin for an extended meditation period. We end the practice close to noon with tea and potluck lunch.

You are welcome to join at any time. If you choose to join while zazen is in progress please do so as quietly as possible. If you choose to end your practice early please leave during kinhin. Two gong sounds signal the beginning of kinhin, one bright bell sound signals the end of kinhin.

If you are new to zazen please plan your first visit for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. This will give us time for an introduction to silent meditation and to orient you with the Zendo. We generally do not have the capacity to provide zazen instruction during weekend meditation sessions.

We have some zafus (round cushions) available, or you may want to bring your own. There are also chairs and a few meditation benches if you prefer them.

There are no costs for participating though donations are welcomed. Great Wind Zendo is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are tax deductible.

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Weekend Zazen
Nov
10
9:00 AM09:00

Weekend Zazen

Zazen (seated meditation) begins at 9:00 a.m. in 20 minute intervals followed by 10 minute kinhin (walking meditation). Note that meditators may choose to remain seated during kinhin for an extended meditation period. We end the practice close to noon with tea and potluck lunch.

You are welcome to join at any time. If you choose to join while zazen is in progress please do so as quietly as possible. If you choose to end your practice early please leave during kinhin. Two gong sounds signal the beginning of kinhin, one bright bell sound signals the end of kinhin.

If you are new to zazen please plan your first visit for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. This will give us time for an introduction to silent meditation and to orient you with the Zendo. We generally do not have the capacity to provide zazen instruction during weekend meditation sessions.

We have some zafus (round cushions) available, or you may want to bring your own. There are also chairs and a few meditation benches if you prefer them.

There are no costs for participating though donations are welcomed. Great Wind Zendo is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are tax deductible.

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Enlightenment Day Zazen
Dec
7
9:00 AM09:00

Enlightenment Day Zazen

Zazen (seated meditation) begins at 9:00 a.m. in 20 minute intervals followed by 10 minute kinhin (walking meditation). Note that meditators may choose to remain seated during kinhin for an extended meditation period.

We break for potluck lunch close to noon and resume zazen at 1:00 pm. Because lunch is a continuation of this day’s meditation practice, we enjoy each other’s company in as much silence as possible and do not hold social conversations during this hour.

You are welcome to join at any time. If you choose to join while zazen is in progress please do so as quietly as possible. If you choose to end your practice early please leave during kinhin. Two gong sounds signal the beginning of kinhin, one bright bell sound signals the end of kinhin.

If you are new to zazen please plan your first visit for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. This will give us time for an introduction to silent meditation and to orient you with the Zendo. We generally do not have the capacity to provide zazen instruction during weekend meditation sessions.

We have some zafus (round cushions) available, or you may want to bring your own. There are also chairs and a few meditation benches if you prefer them.

There are no costs for participating though donations are welcomed. Great Wind Zendo is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are tax deductible.

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Weekend Zazen
Dec
8
9:00 AM09:00

Weekend Zazen

Zazen (seated meditation) begins at 9:00 a.m. in 20 minute intervals followed by 10 minute kinhin (walking meditation). Note that meditators may choose to remain seated during kinhin for an extended meditation period. We end the practice close to noon with tea and potluck lunch.

You are welcome to join at any time. If you choose to join while zazen is in progress please do so as quietly as possible. If you choose to end your practice early please leave during kinhin. Two gong sounds signal the beginning of kinhin, one bright bell sound signals the end of kinhin.

If you are new to zazen please plan your first visit for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. This will give us time for an introduction to silent meditation and to orient you with the Zendo. We generally do not have the capacity to provide zazen instruction during weekend meditation sessions.

We have some zafus (round cushions) available, or you may want to bring your own. There are also chairs and a few meditation benches if you prefer them.

There are no costs for participating though donations are welcomed. Great Wind Zendo is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are tax deductible.

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Weekend Zazen
Feb
10
9:00 AM09:00

Weekend Zazen

Zazen (seated meditation) begins at 9:00 a.m. in 20 minute intervals followed by 10 minute kinhin (walking meditation). Note that meditators may choose to remain seated during kinhin for an extended meditation period. We end the practice close to noon with tea and potluck lunch.

You are welcome to join at any time. If you choose to join while zazen is in progress please do so as quietly as possible. If you choose to end your practice early please leave during kinhin. Two gong sounds signal the beginning of kinhin, one bright bell sound signals the end of kinhin.

If you are new to zazen please plan your first visit for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. This will give us time for an introduction to silent meditation and to orient you with the Zendo. We generally do not have the capacity to provide zazen instruction during weekend meditation sessions.

We have some zafus (round cushions) available, or you may want to bring your own. There are also chairs and a few meditation benches if you prefer them.

There are no costs for participating though donations are welcomed. Great Wind Zendo is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are tax deductible.

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Weekend Zazen
Jan
20
9:00 AM09:00

Weekend Zazen

Zazen (seated meditation) begins at 9:00 a.m. in 20 minute intervals followed by 10 minute kinhin (walking meditation). Note that meditators may choose to remain seated during kinhin for an extended meditation period. We end the practice close to noon with tea and potluck lunch.

You are welcome to join at any time. If you choose to join while zazen is in progress please do so as quietly as possible. If you choose to end your practice early please leave during kinhin. Two gong sounds signal the beginning of kinhin, one bright bell sound signals the end of kinhin.

If you are new to zazen please plan your first visit for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. This will give us time for an introduction to silent meditation and to orient you with the Zendo. We generally do not have the capacity to provide zazen instruction during weekend meditation sessions.

We have some zafus (round cushions) available, or you may want to bring your own. There are also chairs and a few meditation benches if you prefer them.

There are no costs for participating though donations are welcomed. Great Wind Zendo is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are tax deductible.

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Weekend Zazen
Dec
9
9:00 AM09:00

Weekend Zazen

Zazen (seated meditation) begins at 9:00 a.m. in 20 minute intervals followed by 10 minute kinhin (walking meditation). Note that meditators may choose to remain seated during kinhin for an extended meditation period. We end the practice close to noon with tea and potluck lunch.

You are welcome to join at any time. If you choose to join while zazen is in progress please do so as quietly as possible. If you choose to end your practice early please leave during kinhin. Two gong sounds signal the beginning of kinhin, one bright bell sound signals the end of kinhin.

If you are new to zazen please plan your first visit for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. This will give us time for an introduction to silent meditation and to orient you with the Zendo. We generally do not have the capacity to provide zazen instruction during weekend meditation sessions.

We have some zafus (round cushions) available, or you may want to bring your own. There are also chairs and a few meditation benches if you prefer them.

There are no costs for participating though donations are welcomed. Great Wind Zendo is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are tax deductible.

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Enlightenment Day Zazen
Dec
8
9:00 AM09:00

Enlightenment Day Zazen

Zazen (seated meditation) begins at 9:00 a.m. in 20 minute intervals followed by 10 minute kinhin (walking meditation). Note that meditators may choose to remain seated during kinhin for an extended meditation period.

We break for potluck lunch close to noon and resume zazen at 1:00 pm. Because lunch is a continuation of this day’s meditation practice, we enjoy each other’s company in as much silence as possible and do not hold social conversations during this hour.

You are welcome to join at any time. If you choose to join while zazen is in progress please do so as quietly as possible. If you choose to end your practice early please leave during kinhin. Two gong sounds signal the beginning of kinhin, one bright bell sound signals the end of kinhin.

If you are new to zazen please plan your first visit for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. This will give us time for an introduction to silent meditation and to orient you with the Zendo. We generally do not have the capacity to provide zazen instruction during weekend meditation sessions.

We have some zafus (round cushions) available, or you may want to bring your own. There are also chairs and a few meditation benches if you prefer them.

There are no costs for participating though donations are welcomed. Great Wind Zendo is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are tax deductible.

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Weekend Zazen
Nov
11
9:00 AM09:00

Weekend Zazen

Zazen (seated meditation) begins at 9:00 a.m. in 20 minute intervals followed by 10 minute kinhin (walking meditation). We end the practice close to noon with tea and potluck lunch.

You are welcome to join at any time. If you choose to join while zazen is in progress please do so as quietly as possible. If you choose to end your practice early please leave during kinhin. Note that two gong sounds signal the beginning of kinhin, one bright bell sound signals the end of kinhin.

If you are new to zazen please plan your first visit for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. This will give us time for an introduction to silent meditation and to orient you with the Zendo.

We have some zafus (round cushions) available, or you may want to bring your own. There are also chairs and a few meditation benches if you prefer them.

There are no costs for participating though donations are welcomed. Great Wind Zendo is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are tax deductible.

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Weekend Zazen
Oct
21
9:00 AM09:00

Weekend Zazen

Zazen (seated meditation) begins at 9:00 a.m. in 20 minute intervals followed by 10 minute kinhin (walking meditation). We end the practice close to noon with tea and potluck lunch.

You are welcome to join at any time. If you choose to join while zazen is in progress please do so as quietly as possible. If you choose to end your practice early please leave during kinhin. Note that two gong sounds signal the beginning of kinhin, one bright bell sound signals the end of kinhin.

If you are new to zazen please plan your first visit for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. This will give us time for an introduction to silent meditation and to orient you with the Zendo.

We have some zafus (round cushions) available, or you may want to bring your own. There are also chairs and a few meditation benches if you prefer them.

There are no costs for participating though donations are welcomed. Great Wind Zendo is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are tax deductible.

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Weekend Zazen
Sep
16
9:00 AM09:00

Weekend Zazen

Zazen (seated meditation) begins at 9:00 a.m. in 20 minute intervals followed by 10 minute kinhin (walking meditation). We end the practice close to noon with tea and potluck lunch.

You are welcome to join at any time. If you choose to join while zazen is in progress please do so as quietly as possible. If you choose to end your practice early please leave during kinhin. Note that two gong sounds signal the beginning of kinhin, one bright bell sound signals the end of kinhin.

If you are new to zazen please plan your first visit for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. This will give us time for an introduction to silent meditation and to orient you with the Zendo.

We have some zafus (round cushions) available, or you may want to bring your own. There are also chairs and a few meditation benches if you prefer them.

There are no costs for participating though donations are welcomed. Great Wind Zendo is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are tax deductible.

Thanks for your patience while we continue with building renovations.

 

 

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Weekend Zazen
Aug
12
9:00 AM09:00

Weekend Zazen

Zazen (seated meditation) begins at 9:00 a.m. in 20 minute intervals followed by 10 minute kinhin (walking meditation). We end the practice close to noon with tea and potluck lunch.

You are welcome to join at any time. If you choose to join while zazen is in progress please do so as quietly as possible. If you choose to end your practice early please leave during kinhin. Note that two gong sounds signal the beginning of kinhin, one bright bell sound signals the end of kinhin.

If you are new to zazen please plan your first visit for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. This will give us time for an introduction to silent meditation and to orient you with the Zendo.

We have some zafus (round cushions) available, or you may want to bring your own. There are also chairs and a few meditation benches if you prefer them.

There are no costs for participating though donations are welcomed. Great Wind Zendo is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are tax deductible.

Thanks for your patience while we continue with building renovations.

 

 

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Weekend Zazen
Jul
8
9:00 AM09:00

Weekend Zazen

Zazen (seated meditation) begins at 9:00 a.m. in 20 minute intervals followed by 10 minute kinhin (walking meditation). We end the practice close to noon with tea and potluck lunch.

You are welcome to join at any time. If you choose to join while zazen is in progress please do so as quietly as possible. If you choose to end your practice early please leave during kinhin. Note that two gong sounds signal the beginning of kinhin, one bright bell sound signals the end of kinhin.

If you are new to zazen please plan your first visit for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. This will give us time for an introduction to silent meditation and to orient you with the Zendo.

We have some zafus (round cushions) available, or you may want to bring your own. There are also chairs and a few meditation benches if you prefer them.

There are no costs for participating though donations are welcomed. Great Wind Zendo is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are tax deductible.

Thanks for your patience while we continue with building renovations.

 

 

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Weekend Zazen
Jun
10
9:00 AM09:00

Weekend Zazen

Zazen (seated meditation) begins at 9:00 a.m. in 20 minute intervals followed by 10 minute kinhin (walking meditation). We end the practice close to noon with tea and potluck lunch.

You are welcome to join at any time. If you choose to join while zazen is in progress please do so as quietly as possible. If you choose to end your practice early please leave during kinhin. Note that two gong sounds signal the beginning of kinhin, one bright bell sound signals the end of kinhin.

If you are new to zazen please plan your first visit for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. This will give us time for an introduction to silent meditation and to orient you with the Zendo.

We have some zafus (round cushions) available, or you may want to bring your own. There are also chairs and a few meditation benches if you prefer them.

There are no costs for participating though donations are welcomed. Great Wind Zendo is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are tax deductible.

Thanks for your patience while we continue with building renovations.

 

 

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Practicing Peace - Afternoon Session
Jun
9
1:30 PM13:30

Practicing Peace - Afternoon Session

How do we work with the suffering we see around us, whether our own or that of others? Join us for an exploration of the part our individual practice plays in liberating ourselves and all beings from the three poisons of greed, anger and ignorance that lie at the heart of suffering. This workshop includes a morning session and afternoon session, both led by Hoko Karnegis, Vice Abbot of Sanshin Zen Community. Due to limited space we can accept only registered participants (see link below). There is a $12 registration fee per session and there will be opportunity to make a personal offering of your choosing to the teacher if you so wish. 

1:30 Zazen
2:00 Dharma talk: Hearing the Cries of the World: Responding to the Suffering Around Us
2:45 Breakout: Bringing Peace: Creating bodhisattva responses to contemporary suffering
3:45 Break
4:00 Zazen
4:40 World Peace Ceremony
5:00 End of day

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Practicing Peace - Morning Session
Jun
9
8:30 AM08:30

Practicing Peace - Morning Session

How do we work with the suffering we see around us, whether our own or that of others? Join us for an exploration of the part our individual practice plays in liberating ourselves and all beings from the three poisons of greed, anger and ignorance that lie at the heart of suffering. This workshop includes a morning session and afternoon session, both led by Hoko Karnegis, Vice Abbot of Sanshin Zen Community. Due to limited space we can accept only registered participants. There is a $12 registration fee per session and there will be opportunity to make a personal offering of your choosing to the teacher if you so wish. 

8:30 Begin arrival and check in
9:00 Welcome
9:15 Zazen introduction / review
9:45 Zazen
10:15 Q&A
10:25 Dharma talk: Peace is Not the Absence of Suffering
10:55 Discussion: Practicing Peace
11:25 Zazen
11:55 Wrap-up

If you are also attending the afternoon session (begins at 1:30 pm) you may want to have lunch at one of the numerous restaurants in Danville, including some within walking distance of the Zendo.

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Weekend Zazen
May
13
9:00 AM09:00

Weekend Zazen

Zazen (seated meditation) begins at 9:00 a.m. in 20 minute intervals followed by 10 minute kinhin (walking meditation). We end the practice close to noon with tea and potluck lunch.

You are welcome to join at any time. If you choose to join while zazen is in progress please do so as quietly as possible. If you choose to end your practice early please leave during kinhin. Note that two gong sounds signal the beginning of kinhin, one bright bell sound signals the end of kinhin.

If you are new to zazen please plan your first visit for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. This will give us time for an introduction to silent meditation and to orient you with the Zendo.

We have some zafus (round cushions) available, or you may want to bring your own. There are also chairs and a few meditation benches if you prefer them.

There are no costs for participating though donations are welcomed. Great Wind Zendo is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are tax deductible.

Thanks for your patience while we continue with building renovations.

 

 

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Book Discussion
May
2
7:00 PM19:00

Book Discussion

We meet to discuss books or buddhist texts. Our current selection is "Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness" by Sharon Salzberg.

There are no costs for participating though donations are welcomed. Great Wind Zendo is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are tax deductible. 

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