Initial Gathering at Houston Zen Center June 11, 7 pm.
Practice Periods are times of intensive focus on meditation and study, bringing heart, mind and body together in one focused effort. It is still possible to join the Practice Period. During this year-long experimental Practice Period/Ango, led by Abbot Gaelyn Godwin, with Shuso Head Student Hondo Dave Rutschman, we will merge practice and everyday activities.
First three months: June, July, August: For the first part, participants can join the June 2018 sesshin, and/or sign up to participate in a Zoom class with Hondo. We will meet via Zoom once each month in the initial phase. Participants are encouraged to attend all three Sunday afternoon Zoom meetings: June 17, July 29, and August 19 . Then, you can sign up for the next 3 month session. Newcomers are also welcome at that time.
Working Practice Period. Each participant selects a schedule that works for his or her working practice. Shuso (Head Student) Hondo Dave Rutschman will teach classes based on Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong, leading us in a study of practical and profound Buddhist teachings.
Weekly writings from Hondo: The class will alternate with mailings of teachings from Hondo to all participant.
Contact with the teachers: Individual Practice Discussion will be arranged with Hondo along with written communications.
Fill out the application below online by June 1st for the first section. By August 1st for the second section. If you are planning to attend the first gathering on Zoom, please be sure to include your email address.