COVID-19 SCHEDULE  At Home in the Zendo

via Zoom, Begins June 1

 

Weekday Mornings

 
Monday - Friday  

6:00 am zazen
6:40 am Robe Chant

              Service - Heart Sutra

7:15 am Thursdays: Dharma Brew, informal discussion of practice and the weekly Encouraging Words (Sign up for Encouraging Words)

 
   
Weekends and Evenings  
Sunday Wednesday Eve

9:40 am zazen
10:20 am end
10:30 am dharma offering

(Spring Book Study Group is full)

 

6:30 pm by request: How to Sit Zazen (Request This Instruction)
7:10 pm zazen
7:40 pm service - Metta Sutta

 

At Home in the Zendo via Zoom

 

You are showing up to support the practice of all beings.

 

Your sitting place is set aside from other activities, and is free from distractions.

 

The zendo link will be here on this page beginning June 1. Click in up to ten minutes before the scheduled start to the period of zazen. You will hear the han and have the opportunity to get settled before the zazen bell rings. Keep your mic on mute. Sit facing the wall or in profile from your screen. You do not need to watch your screen or the clock during zazen. Listen for the sounds of the zendo.

 

When the bell rings after zazen in the morning, keep your mic muted and chant the Robe Chant with the priest in the zendo. Then follow along with service, bowing with the bells and chanting the Heart Sutra or the Metta Sutta. The words to the chants will be in the Zoom "chat" or you can download them below. You will need enough space to either do standing bows or full prostrations during service.

 

After the final bell of service, we will bow out. On Thursday mornings, leave the meeting and return at 7:15 with a cup of coffee or tea to discuss the weekly Encouraging Words and share social time.

 

Download the Sutras here:

 

The Robe Chant
Robe Chant.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [65.8 KB]
The Heart Sutra and Metta Sutta
Chants.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [86.2 KB]

IN-PERSON SCHEDULE  Currently Suspended

 

Weekday Mornings

 
Monday - Thursday Friday

6:00 am zazen
6:40 am kinhin
6:50 am zazen
7:30 am service
7:40 am breakfast ($3)
8:30 am break
9:00 am samu
12:00 pm lunch ($3)

 

6:00 am zazen
6:40 am kinhin
6:50 am zazen
7:30 am service

 

 

 

 

 

Weekends and Evenings  
Sunday Wednesday Eve

8:00 am zazen
8:40 am kinhin
8:50 am zazen
9:30 am service
10:00 am soji
10:30 am potluck

 

6:30 pm beginner’s introduction learn
7:10 pm zazen
7:40 pm service
7:50 pm dharma talk
8:20 pm tea and treat
8:40 pm cleanup

 

A good guideline is to be seated at least 5 minutes before the first period is scheduled to begin in the morning. Arriving 10 minutes early allows you to settle without hurry.

 

At the beginning and end of kinhin, the door will be opened briefly. Some leave at this time to go to work, family, school or other obligations. Kinhin is also a time to use the bathroom.

 

If you come to Ashland Zen Center and like what you experience, help pay it forward to the next person who comes through the door. There is a wooden donation box on the wall in the entry room, if you feel moved to give.

 

Welcome.

 

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