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Doan Ryo Forms and Training

bronze bell

bronze bell

Doan means, literally, caring for the hall. The doan marks the beginning and end of Zazen periods, but is also the first and last person in the hall, caring for the opportunity to practice there.

Everyone is welcome and we will have separate practice for beginners and advanced participants. Doan, kokyo and assistant to doan provide the zen center "music", supporting all the other parts of the center - Zazen, chanting, walking meditation, and more.

Doan practice will include beginning and advanced practice of temple bells and drums. Learning how to chant, including perhaps full moon ceremony practice for kokyo (chant leader). The role of playing the drums is called fukado, or "assistant to doan" and provides the rhythm section for services.

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Earlier Event: July 21
Zen Practice and Forms
Later Event: July 23
Rev. Zenshin Greg Fain, Roshi