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Thursday Practice: Zazen and Class or Talk
May 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until January 1, 2020
Thursday evening practice is led by Shintai Dungay. Schedule is similar to Tuesdays; we meet for zazen (seated meditation), study and community. We begin the evening with a short recitation of a Zen teaching at 6:30pm (click here to read the things we recite), and then sit two periods of zazen with ten minutes of walking meditation in between (from 6:40-7:30pm). Then we break for tea and cookies, and return to the Zendo at 7:45pm for a class or Dharma Talk (see below). For a general description of our meetings, click here. All are welcome!
On Thursday evenings Shintai presents a teaching or we read aloud from a book we are studying and then discuss it. It isn’t necessary to have the book or read ahead of time. Click here to see a schedule of our upcoming Thursday evening study topics.
Every third Thursday of the month, Shintai will give a Dharma Talk.
Can’t (or don’t want to) attend the whole schedule? Please feel free to arrive late or leave early.
6:00pm Introduction to Zazen (available to newcomers)
6:30 Recitation of a Zen teaching
6:40 Zazen (seated meditation)
7:00 Kinhin (slow walking meditation)
7:10 Zazen – Sanzen available
7:30 Tea & Cookie Break
7:45 Dharma Talk and/or Reading with Discussion