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Annual “WEBZ” Sesshin with Wy’East Zen Center (WE) and Bright Way Zen (BZ) Tues. evening, August 20th – Sun. morning, August 25th, 2019 (Arrive Tues, Wed, Thurs, or Fri) Sesshin is a silent, residential meditation retreat. Attending sesshin is an extremely valuable way to deepen your zazen and build connections with Sangha; there's a million excuses not to attend sesshin, but it's always profoundly rewarding - commit to attending now and then plan your life around this retreat. This will be our third…Find out more »
On Sunday mornings we begin at 9:30am with a 30-minute traditional Soto Zen chanting service* that includes bowing. Participate or observe as you feel comfortable, or arrive by 10am for zazen. We sit for two 25-minutes periods with 10 minutes of walking meditation in between (from 10-11am). (*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. After zazen we break for tea and cookies, and…Find out more »
Tuesday evenings are led by Domyo Burk. Similar to Thursdays, we meet for zazen (seated meditation), study and community. We begin the evening with a short recitation of a Zen teaching (click here to read the things we recite), and then one 30-minute period of zazen. At 7:45pm we break for tea and cookies, and at 8:00 we return to the Zendo for class (see below). For a general description of our meetings, click here. All are welcome! Tuesday Study On Tuesday evenings…Find out more »
Parents often feel that they’re just too busy to fit meditation into their busy lives. Too many distractions! Too little time! Too many demands! Impossible to relax! Join us and learn how to integrate meditation and mindfulness practices into your life with children. Experience increased calmness and peace which is also transmitted to your children. Numerous studies show that mindfulness techniques help children learn better, develop a sense of competency, and manage emotions more effectively. Children who become familiar…Find out more »
On Saturday mornings we meet for a simple hour of Zazen (seated Zen meditation). We sit for two 25-minute periods with 10 minutes of slow walking meditation in between, and end by chanting the Four Bodhisattva Vows. (Chanting is always optional.) For a general description of our meetings, click here. All are welcome! PLEASE NOTE: Even if there is a retreat on our calendar, you are welcome to join us from 8:30-9:30am. If you need an intro to Zen meditation, please attend…Find out more »