Saturday June 3 - 6 pm - 8:00 pm Read More
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
Early voting begins April 24 and lasts through election day on May 6. Express your interdependence like these Tibetan monks who are lined up to vote. Here's a link to find your polling place and a sample ballot: Where to Vote. 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 Read More
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 Read More
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 Read More
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. Read More
The regular schedule resumes Sunday night, February 19, 6 pm.
Many members of the Zen Center attended the Women's March on Washington. With the banner designed by Jim Tiebout and the Abbot (Zen Women for Democracy), a group marched in DC; a group also took the banner to Austin where they were joined by other Zen practitioners. And many members marched in Houston. Everyone reports the event was inspiring and deeply moving. Read More
Please enjoy our wonderful newsletter created by Tricia. Read More
Saturday March 11, 4 pm. Read More
The ceremony of Tokudo, Attaining the Way, will take place March 11. Senior member Tim Schorre, whose dharma name, Seirin, means Peaceful Forest, will receive ordination from Abbot Gaelyn Godwin.
Everyone is welcome to this auspicious ceremony.
Friday February 3, 6:30 - 9:00 pm Read More
Gyōshin (Walking in Faith) Dan Le will soon travel to California for a year of training with the Compassionate Service Society. Come celebrate the journey!
Sunday, February 12 8:20-11:00 am Read More
Mary Carol Edwards, Assistant Teacher of HZC and Head Gardener, and Vicki Glenn, Ino/Head of the Meditation Hall, will lead us in a morning of temple and garden care and practice. We begin with a brief morning service (chanting), followed by indoor and outdoor activities.
Sunday January 8, 8:20-8:50 am Read More
Join in the monthly Buddhist ceremony of reaffirming commitment to precepts as an ethical practice. The ceremony involves chanting, bowing and a call-and-response recitation of the 16 Bodhisattva precepts. Everyone is welcome!
Celebrate the New Year with meditation and refreshments. Read More
Please enjoy the December Calendar! Read More
Friends, More than ever the importance of hearing the dharma teachings of wisdom, compassion and skillful means is apparent in our world. Seeking clarity and peace, the many seekers who arrive at Zen Center are welcomed with warmth and friendship. Please consider helping match the funds that your Center has received to allow the purchase and installation of microphones and speakers to make the dharma talks more easily heard. Read More