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Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thoreau and Buddhism: 1-day Retreat @ Great Tree Zen Temple | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
An exploration of Thoreau’s legacy with periods of meditation, observation of nature and select readings led by Randal Daigu Pride.
Spring Practice Period Tea - Practice Period Begins @ Great Tree | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
2017 Spring Practice Period begins  with the opening Tea. If you would like to participate in the Practice Period which runs from March 30th-May 25th  this season, you must contact Rev. Teijo Munnich to speak with her about your intention before March 30th and participate in the opening Tea at 7:30 pm on that date. To contact Rev. Munnich leave a message through our Contacts page or call 828-645-2085.
Mar 31 @ 5:30 pm – Apr 2 @ 11:30 am
Sesshin:  the 16 Bodhisattva Vows @ Great Tree Zen Temple | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
Led by Rev. Teijo Munnich.  Traditional monthly Soto Zen sesshin.  Exploring the bodhisattva precepts.
Flower Festival & Buddha's Birthday: Hanamatsuri @ Great Tree Zen Temple | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
Celebrating the birth of Shakyamuni Buddha and the coming of spring.  We decorate the altars with spring blooms, bathe a statue of the baby Buddah and enjoy a potluck meal together.  Fun for all family members.  
Apr 11 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Tuesday Study Group-Spring - Weekly
  The Tuesday  Study Group led by Rev. Teijo Munnich begins with a period of meditation followed by reading and discussion of writings of Dogen Zenji and others.   Weekly readings are chosen and assigned by Rev. Munnich.  You may join the study group at any time and participate as your schedule allows.  To get reading assigments and updates from Teijo go to our CONTACT page and leave a message. “To study the Buddha Way is to study the self.  To study the self is to forget the self” –Dogen Zenji, trans. Okumura
Attending the Moon Zen Women's Practice Circle @ Great Tree Zen Temple | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
A community of women gathering once each month for group meditation, tea and open discussion of Zen practice and its effect on our everyday lives.  For women only.   In 2017 we will explore the lives of women ancestors in the Zen lineage.    
Apr 18 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Tuesday Study Group-Spring - Weekly
  The Tuesday  Study Group led by Rev. Teijo Munnich begins with a period of meditation followed by reading and discussion of writings of Dogen Zenji and others.   Weekly readings are chosen and assigned by Rev. Munnich.  You may join the study group at any time and participate as your schedule allows.  To get reading assigments and updates from Teijo go to our CONTACT page and leave a message. “To study the Buddha Way is to study the self.  To study the self is to forget the self” –Dogen Zenji, trans. Okumura
Apr 23 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Spring Ikebana with Norma Bradley @ Great Tree Zen Temple | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
Led by Master of the Ichiyo school of ikebana Norma Bradley.  A long-time student of Thich Nhat Hanh, Norma will guide the class in meditation and the art of traditional Japanese flower arrangement.  Young people are welcome.
Apr 25 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Tuesday Study Group-Spring - Weekly
  The Tuesday  Study Group led by Rev. Teijo Munnich begins with a period of meditation followed by reading and discussion of writings of Dogen Zenji and others.   Weekly readings are chosen and assigned by Rev. Munnich.  You may join the study group at any time and participate as your schedule allows.  To get reading assigments and updates from Teijo go to our CONTACT page and leave a message. “To study the Buddha Way is to study the self.  To study the self is to forget the self” –Dogen Zenji, trans. Okumura

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