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The Practice Period of Daily Life

Initial Gathering at Houston Zen Center March 10, noon. 

Abbot Gaelyn Godwin and Shuso Hondo Dave Rutschman

Abbot Gaelyn Godwin and Shuso Hondo Dave Rutschman

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 third and final 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.

Concluding three months: March 10 - June 2, Concluding with May/June Sesshin. For the third part, participants can sign up for a One Day Sesshin led by writer and lay Zen Teacher Sue Moon. You can also join May/June Sesshin , sign up to participate in Zoom class with Hondo. We will meet via Zoom once each month. Participants are encouraged to attend all three Sunday noon Zoom meetings: March 10, April 14, and May 12.

Fountain at the Zen Center

Fountain at the Zen Center

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 March 9 for the third and final session of this Practice Period of Daily Life. If you are planning to attend the first gathering on Zoom, please be sure to include your email address.

Name *
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I am applying for the series: *
Previous participation in Practice Period of Daily Life *
Which of the previous sections of the Practice Period of Daily Life did you participate in?
Will you be able to attend regular events at HZC?
For the Zoom class, will you have access to the internet on Sunday afternoons to join the Zoom meeting?