In Person Zen Practice for Vaccinated and Masked Sangha

 

Covid-19 Safety

 

Ashland Zen Center follows the latest Federal, State and County guidelines for safety during the Pandemic.

 

The COVID vaccine is essential to preventing the spread of the virus but it does not protect us completely from contracting or transmitting the Delta variant. There remains a small but very real risk of serious illness or death. The Centers for Disease Control is now advising all people, regardless of vaccination status, to mask up indoors.

 

You are invited to the zendo in person if:

You are fully vaccinated (share proof fo vaccination with the Ino)

You wear a mask

You do not have underlying health conditions

Two air purifiers run continuously in the zendo. Zendo windows are open except when air quality is low due to wildfire smoke.

 

Join the zendo from home through Zoom if:

You have an underlying health condition

Someone in your household has an underlying health condition

Someone in your household is unvaccinated

Scroll down to request the ZOOM passcode

 

Zoom opens 10 minutes before the scheduled zendo activity. Showing up supports the practice of all beings. Your sitting place should be set aside from other activities and free from distractions.

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 those in the zendo. Then turn on your camera and follow along with service, bowing with the bells and chanting.

Scroll down to download the chants used in service.

You will need enough space to either do standing bows or full prostrations during service.

 

The Ino (zendo leader) is available to answer questions. Email the Ino.  Our Way is to accept everything as it actually is, moment after moment. This dynamic spirit is how we free all beings from suffering and how we find an appropriate response in this world. May your health remain strong and may you feel the complete support of this practice and our sangha.

 

ASHLAND ZEN CENTER SCHEDULE

 

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

 

6:00 am zazen
6:40 am kinhin

6:50 am zazen

7:30 am service

7:40 am soji

8:00 am breakfast - Suspended 8/14/21
9:00 am samu

10:20 am refreshment

10:40 am samu

12:00 pm bow out

 

Wednesdays

 

6:00 am zazen

6:40 am kinhin

6:50 am zazen

7:30 am service

7:40 am soji

7:55 am bow out

 

Wednesday Evenings

 

6:20 pm zazen instruction  ~ Courtesy RSVP RSVP form is here

7:10 pm zazen

7:40 pm service

7:50 pm dharma talk

 

Sundays

 

8:00 am zazen

8:40 am kinhin

8:50 am zazen

9:30 am service

10:00 am soji

10:30 am potluck - Suspended 8/14/21

 

 

Sutras and Chants Used in Service

 

Download this printable document of the sutras and chants that we use in the zendo. Showing respect for printed sutras includes keeping them off the floor.

 

Sutras May 2021.PDF
PDF File [414.0 KB]

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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.

 

 

 

May all beings live in safety and be free from suffering.

 

Join the zendo in person if you are fully vaccinated, wear a mask in the zendo, and do not have underlying health conditions.

 

Join the zendo through Zoom if you have underlying health conditions, someone in your household has underlying health conditions, or someone in your household is unvaccinated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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