First, some background. I moved to my current town when my wife and I married five years ago. I wanted to be informed about local issues and had some spare time on my hands, so I started sitting in on the local Town Board work sessions. Our town supervisor is up for re-election this November. We were appreciative of his availability, his willingness to listen, his integrity, and his genuine wish to be of service to all his constituents, so we let him know, via Facebook, that we supported his re-election bid.
October 17, November 14 2020
with Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi
One day Zen meditation intensive. These zazenkais will be held virtually. It is open for full and part-time participation. The schedule includes four blocks of seated and walking meditation; work practice; chant service; short dharma talk. Your payment receipt is your registration confirmation. Scholarships are available for one day retreats ; also see note regarding financial need below. No one is turned away for lack of funds.
On the third Sunday of the month SZC offers an extended meditation experience zazenkai at either our city zendo or online via Zoom. All are welcome. Coming together to do zazen for an extended period provides an opportunity to deepen our practice. Zazenkai is a rich practice format that includes a dharma talk given by a teacher or senior student, a sutra service, extended zazen and dokusan interview with the teacher , according to NSW Health Dept Covid safety guidelines. The Board and teachers have decided to reorganise some activities and offer others online to minimise the risk of Covid 19 to ourselves and spreading through the sangha. We will be conducting some zazenkais at Annandale and others online, via Zoom. The format and length of time for these sessions are different from the usual schedule. You can register by emailing: info szc. No dokusan is available during online zazenkai but all teachers are available to talk about your practice via Skype or on the phone. To make an appointment please email: info szc.
It may comprise a short meeting, without liturgical service, headed by a monastic , or by a group of practitioners without the presence of a teacher. It can also denote a period of zazen in a temple schedule. The meeting itself is punctuated and guided through the use of bells — usually the kinhin bell and the wooden clapper known as a taku. Zazenkai may include a short period of rest or kinhin walking meditation. A tea ceremony may also follow. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.