Initial Gathering at Houston Zen Center September 30, 7 pm.
Practice Periods are times of intensive focus on meditation and study, bringing heart, mind and body together in one focused effort. We are now open for the second three-month period and new participants are welcome to join. 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.
Second three months: September 30 - December after Rohatsu Sesshin.: For the second part, participants can join Rohatsu Sesshin and/or sign up to participate in a Zoom class with Hondo. We will meet via Zoom once each month. Participants are encouraged to attend all three Sunday afternoon Zoom meetings: September 30, October 14, and November 11 . 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 is teaching 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 September 30 for the second sesshin. If you are planning to attend the first gathering on Zoom, please be sure to include your email address.