Going Away Party for Rick Mitchell

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.

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Bodhisattva Precepts Receiving Ceremony

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!

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Visitors to Zen Center

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).

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Celebrate Buddha's Birthday

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?

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Samu - Zen Garden and Temple Work Practice

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.

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Samu - Zen Garden & Temple Care

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.
 

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Retreat rescheduled

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.

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Women's March

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.

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Samu - Zen Garden & Temple Care

Sunday, February 12 8:20-11:00 am
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. 

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Full Moon Precepts Ceremony

Sunday January 8, 8:20-8:50 am
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!

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