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Sunday Morning Practice: Chanting, Zazen, and Study

On Sunday mornings we begin at 9:30am with a 30-minute traditional Soto Zen chanting service that includes bowing. Please participate or observe as you feel comfortable; click here to read more about how we view our “religious” kinds of practices at Bright Way, and click here to read the things we chant.

If you don’t want to attend the chanting service but want to sit zazen (seated meditation), simply arrive shortly before 10am and join us once chanting is over. On Sundays we sit for two 25-minutes periods with 10 minutes of walking meditation in between.  

After chanting we break for tea and cookies, and then at 11:15 we return to the Zendo for a Dharma talk or discussion (Dharma means Buddhist teaching). For a general description of our meetings, click hereAll are welcome!

Schedule

Can’t (or don’t want to) attend the whole schedule? Please feel free to arrive late or leave early.

9:00am…………Introduction to Zazen available to newcomers

9:30am………..Chanting Service
10:00am……….
Zazen (seated meditation)
10:25…………….Kinhin (slow walking meditation)
10:35…………….Zazen – Sanzen available
11:00……………Tea & Cookie Break
11:15-Noon…….Dharma Study

Meetings

Tuesday Evenings
7-9pm
Meditation & Study


Wed-Fri Mornings
7:30-8:30am
Online Meditation (via videoconference, not at the Zendo)


Saturday Mornings
8:30-9:30 am
Just Sitting


Sunday Mornings
9:30am-Noon
Meditation, Chanting & Dharma Talk

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