Friday night's silent auction of the fruits of the Contemplative Photography class work was a total success! The work was beautiful to behold -- and all of it was auctioned off to benefit the Retire the Mortgage Campaign. Many thanks to Christian for all his work on this.
Celebrate Interdependence! The Center is open for regular zazen on July 4th.
VP Judson Dunn (right) helped with the ceremony for Shōhō (Laughing Phoenix) Sam Hager (left). Shōhō's lifelong friend Danny (center) drove from Austin to New Orleans to attend the beautiful ceremony at Mid City Zen. HZC Abbot Gaelyn Godwin and MCZ resident teacher Michaela Bono officiated. Congratulations to Shōhō! And deep gratitude to HZC head sewing teacher and Ino, Zengetsu Vicki Glenn, for many dedicated hours helping Sam prepare the rakusu.
Jizo Bodhisattva, carrying some of the gifts that were hand made to send to loved ones. Many other gifts are hanging from trees in the garden.Read More
Mary Carol Edwards and Daniel Salazar place the new/old Jizo, Bodhisattva of Fearlessness, in the garden.Read More
Visiting Teacher Rev. Sarah Emerson and Abbot Gaelyn Godwin standing in front of the tree that was planted for Sarah's Dharma Transmission ceremony.Read More
Sunday, July 16, 8:20 - 11:00
Join Mary Carol Edwards, Assistant Teacher of HZC and Head Gardener, and Acting Ino, Rev. Seirin Tim Schorre, in a morning of temple and garden care and practice. We begin with a brief morning service (chanting), followed by indoor and outdoor activities. Everyone is encouraged to join in the Zen practice of working together.
Tenshin Roshi's talks (available on the site) were brilliant and mind-expanding. Thanks to the entire HZC sangha for supporting and attending the retreat.Read More
Saturday June 3 - 6 pm - 8:00 pm
Rick Mitchell, Dharma Moon (the name given to him by Tenshin Reb Anderson), will be moving to Portland, Oregon soon. Come bid farewell to Rick and Lori, and celebrate Rick's many contributions to the Zen Center. There will be music - bring your instruments - refreshments, stories and great good wishes. Read More to learn about the after party.
The class on Saturday May 13 - restful, dynamic, wonderful.Read More
Kaz is one of the foremost translators of Zen founder Dōgen Zenji. He's also a calligraphy master and artist. What a gift to Zen Center to have Kaz in residence for the last 5 days! He is still here for 2 more days (May 15-17) if you would like to join him for morning meditation.Read More
Sunday May 7 at 3 pm - Join the Jukai (Receiving Precepts) Ceremony. Two members of HZC, Lynn Snow and Anne Thompson, will receive the 16 Bodhisattva Precepts from Abbot Gaelyn in this lovely ancient ceremony. If you've already received the precepts, you can refresh them Sunday. The ceremony lasts about half an hour -- but the precepts last for a very long time!Read More
April 6, 7, 8: Kosho McCall (above left), returning from India for a brief visit, and Sophie Dixon Dillo (above right), an artist and friend from Crestone Mountain Zen Center who is here for an opening of her work at Samara Gallery, are both staying in the Center this weekend. Mary Carol Edwards and Rev. Tim Schorre also attended the opening at the gallery along with Abbot Gaelyn (with camera).Read More
Sunday, April 3 10:45 - noon
Celebrate the birth of Shakyamuni Buddha with cake, chanting, flowers and a sweet ceremony. Everyone is welcome, children as well as adults. The ceremony begins shortly after the end of the Sunday dharma talk. The ceremony takes place in the garden, near the fountain. Can you see the little baby Buddha under the flowery canopy?
Rev. Seirin (Peaceful Forest) Tim Schorre, with left to right: President Tricia McFarlin, Abbot Setsuan Gaelyn Godwin, Seirin, and Rev. Yazan Dave Johnson, after the ceremony on Saturday March 11.Read More
Sunday, March 19 8:20-11:00 am
Join Mary Carol Edwards, Assistant Teacher of HZC and Head Gardener, and Vicki Glenn, Ino/Head of the Meditation Hall, in a morning of temple and garden care and practice. We begin with a brief morning service (chanting), followed by indoor and outdoor activities. Everyone is encouraged to join in the Zen practice of working together.
Sunday, February 12 8:20-11:00 am
Join Mary Carol Edwards, Assistant Teacher of HZC and Head Gardener, and Vicki Glenn, Ino/Head of the Meditation Hall, in a morning of temple and garden care and practice. Everyone is encouraged to join in the Zen practice of working together.
February 14, beginning at 2 pm, the Center will be closed for the February retreat led by Tenshin Reb Anderson Roshi, Senior Dharma Teacher of San Francisco Zen Center. The Center will reopen for the Sunday Dharma Talk, February 19 9:45 am, then close again until evening zazen at 6 pm.
The regular schedule resumes Sunday night, February 19, 6 pm.