Calendar

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Great Tree’s Anniversary Celebration and Annual Sangha Meeting 10:30 am
Great Tree’s Anniversary Celebration and Annual Sangha Meeting
Sep 1 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Great Tree's Anniversary Celebration and Annual Sangha Meeting @ Great Tree Zen Temple
Our annual celebratory potluck brunch, ceremony and Sangha Day.  Waffles and sangha party for all ages, friends old and new.   RSVP
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Tuesday Morning Zazen 6:00 am
Tuesday Morning Zazen
Sep 3 @ 6:00 am – 7:30 am
Tuesday Morning Zazen @ Great Tree | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
Morning zazen and service. 6:00 am     Zazen 6:40          Kinhin 6:50           Zazen 7:30           Morning service.
Tuesday Evening Talks at Zen Center of Asheville 7:00 pm
Tuesday Evening Talks at Zen Center of Asheville
Sep 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tuesday Evening Talks at Zen Center of Asheville @ Zen Center of Asheville | Asheville | North Carolina | United States
Weekly meditation and Dharma lectures with Rev. Teijo Munnich or members of the sangha.  Check the ZCA website for the schedule of speakers.
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Thursday Morning Sangha 6:00 am
Thursday Morning Sangha
Sep 5 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 am
Thursday Morning Sangha @ Great Tree Zen Temple | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
Weekly early morning meditation and morning service followed by informal breakfast, chosan (tea and reading from the Shobogenzo), and work practice.  You may attend all or any part of the morning. 
Thursday Evening Zazen 6:00 pm
Thursday Evening Zazen
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday Evening Zazen @ Great Tree | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
Evening meditation.
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Saturday Morning Zazen 6:00 am
Saturday Morning Zazen
Sep 7 @ 6:00 am – 7:30 am
Saturday Morning Zazen @ Great Tree  | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
Please note that Saturda practice days will not be held on weekends during sesshins or other special retreats.  
Saturday Zazen & Lecture 9:30 am
Saturday Zazen & Lecture
Sep 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Saturday Zazen & Lecture @ Great Tree | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
 
Community Work Day 11:00 am
Community Work Day
Sep 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
 
Okesa Sewing – Fukudenkai 1:30 pm
Okesa Sewing – Fukudenkai
Sep 7 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Okesa Sewing - Fukudenkai @ Great Tree Zen Temple | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
Sewing Okesa (Buddha’s robe) is a Soto tradition.   We are currently sewing a 25-jo (row) kesa for Rev. Munnich to be worn for her Shinsanshiki (Mountain Seat Ceremony) in the Fall of 2019.  This is a long-term project and needs many hands to insure that the robe is completed in time for the ceremony.  If you are interested in leaning about the kesa sewing tradition or just like hand sewing join us on most Saturday afternoons anytime after lunch.   The Okesa sewing group will not meet during sesshin or when there are other events scheduled so please be sure to check the calendar. Also, if you are sewing a rakusu in preparation for taking the precepts (you don’t have to be taking them at Great Tree) and need some bring your rakusu and your questions to one of these session and we are happy…
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Recovery Dharma 1-day Retreat 10:00 am
Recovery Dharma 1-day Retreat
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Recovery Dharma 1-day Retreat @ Great Tree
This will be a peer-led retreat sponsored by Recovery Dharma, a Buddhist inspired path to recovery from all forms of addiction.  There will be several forms of meditation including guided meditation using the Recovery Dharma book, silent meditation, yoga and walking meditation.  All are welcome to attend although this event is limited to 15 participants so please register online to reserve your space.  For more information call 828-645-2085 or email info@greattreetemple.org Fee:  $20 donation.  No one will be turned away for inability to pay.   A simple vegetarian lunch will be provided.
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Tuesday Morning Zazen 6:00 am
Tuesday Morning Zazen
Sep 10 @ 6:00 am – 7:30 am
Tuesday Morning Zazen @ Great Tree | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
Morning zazen and service. 6:00 am     Zazen 6:40          Kinhin 6:50           Zazen 7:30           Morning service.
Tuesday Evening Talks at Zen Center of Asheville 7:00 pm
Tuesday Evening Talks at Zen Center of Asheville
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tuesday Evening Talks at Zen Center of Asheville @ Zen Center of Asheville | Asheville | North Carolina | United States
Weekly meditation and Dharma lectures with Rev. Teijo Munnich or members of the sangha.  Check the ZCA website for the schedule of speakers.
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Zen Mind/Body Zen at Southern Dharma Retreat Center
Zen Mind/Body Zen at Southern Dharma Retreat Center
Sep 12 – Sep 18 all-day
Zen Mind/Body Zen at Southern Dharma Retreat Center @ Southern Dharma Retreat Center
Zen Mind/Body Zen: The Undoing of Doing Teijo Munnich and Meredith McIntosh September 12 – 18, 2019 This retreat takes place at Southern Dharma Retreat Center.  Register at http://www.southerndharma.org/ This retreat will offer teaching and meditation practice from the Soto Zen Buddhist tradition—the simple practice of sitting quietly. Instruction will be drawn from the teachings of Zen Master Dogen and movement educator F. M. Alexander, both of whom emphasized body awareness and ease. This retreat is offered for both experienced and beginning practitioners. Experienced practitioners are encouraged to come and perhaps discover old habits of thinking and sitting. ALL are welcome The retreat will be co-taught by Teijo Munnich and Meredith McIntosh in a supportive environment. It will include some gentle hands-on guidance, exercise, stretching, and discussion opportunities, as well as a flexible schedule that can be adjusted as needed. There will also be…
Thursday Morning Sangha 6:00 am
Thursday Morning Sangha
Sep 12 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 am
Thursday Morning Sangha @ Great Tree Zen Temple | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
Weekly early morning meditation and morning service followed by informal breakfast, chosan (tea and reading from the Shobogenzo), and work practice.  You may attend all or any part of the morning. 
Thursday Evening Zazen 6:00 pm
Thursday Evening Zazen
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday Evening Zazen @ Great Tree | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
Evening meditation.
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Saturday Morning Zazen 6:00 am
Saturday Morning Zazen
Sep 14 @ 6:00 am – 7:30 am
Saturday Morning Zazen @ Great Tree  | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
Please note that Saturda practice days will not be held on weekends during sesshins or other special retreats.  
Saturday Zazen & Lecture 9:30 am
Saturday Zazen & Lecture
Sep 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Saturday Zazen & Lecture @ Great Tree | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
 
Community Work Day 11:00 am
Community Work Day
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
 
Okesa Sewing – Fukudenkai 1:30 pm
Okesa Sewing – Fukudenkai
Sep 14 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Okesa Sewing - Fukudenkai @ Great Tree Zen Temple | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
Sewing Okesa (Buddha’s robe) is a Soto tradition.   We are currently sewing a 25-jo (row) kesa for Rev. Munnich to be worn for her Shinsanshiki (Mountain Seat Ceremony) in the Fall of 2019.  This is a long-term project and needs many hands to insure that the robe is completed in time for the ceremony.  If you are interested in leaning about the kesa sewing tradition or just like hand sewing join us on most Saturday afternoons anytime after lunch.   The Okesa sewing group will not meet during sesshin or when there are other events scheduled so please be sure to check the calendar. Also, if you are sewing a rakusu in preparation for taking the precepts (you don’t have to be taking them at Great Tree) and need some bring your rakusu and your questions to one of these session and we are happy…
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Tuesday Morning Zazen 6:00 am
Tuesday Morning Zazen
Sep 17 @ 6:00 am – 7:30 am
Tuesday Morning Zazen @ Great Tree | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
Morning zazen and service. 6:00 am     Zazen 6:40          Kinhin 6:50           Zazen 7:30           Morning service.
Tuesday Evening Talks at Zen Center of Asheville 7:00 pm
Tuesday Evening Talks at Zen Center of Asheville
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tuesday Evening Talks at Zen Center of Asheville @ Zen Center of Asheville | Asheville | North Carolina | United States
Weekly meditation and Dharma lectures with Rev. Teijo Munnich or members of the sangha.  Check the ZCA website for the schedule of speakers.
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Thursday Morning Sangha 6:00 am
Thursday Morning Sangha
Sep 19 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 am
Thursday Morning Sangha @ Great Tree Zen Temple | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
Weekly early morning meditation and morning service followed by informal breakfast, chosan (tea and reading from the Shobogenzo), and work practice.  You may attend all or any part of the morning. 
Thursday Evening Zazen 6:00 pm
Thursday Evening Zazen
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday Evening Zazen @ Great Tree | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
Evening meditation.
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Saturday Morning Zazen 6:00 am
Saturday Morning Zazen
Sep 21 @ 6:00 am – 7:30 am
Saturday Morning Zazen @ Great Tree  | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
Please note that Saturda practice days will not be held on weekends during sesshins or other special retreats.  
Saturday Zazen & Lecture 9:30 am
Saturday Zazen & Lecture
Sep 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Saturday Zazen & Lecture @ Great Tree | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
 
Community Work Day 11:00 am
Community Work Day
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
 
Okesa Sewing – Fukudenkai 1:30 pm
Okesa Sewing – Fukudenkai
Sep 21 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Okesa Sewing - Fukudenkai @ Great Tree Zen Temple | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
Sewing Okesa (Buddha’s robe) is a Soto tradition.   We are currently sewing a 25-jo (row) kesa for Rev. Munnich to be worn for her Shinsanshiki (Mountain Seat Ceremony) in the Fall of 2019.  This is a long-term project and needs many hands to insure that the robe is completed in time for the ceremony.  If you are interested in leaning about the kesa sewing tradition or just like hand sewing join us on most Saturday afternoons anytime after lunch.   The Okesa sewing group will not meet during sesshin or when there are other events scheduled so please be sure to check the calendar. Also, if you are sewing a rakusu in preparation for taking the precepts (you don’t have to be taking them at Great Tree) and need some bring your rakusu and your questions to one of these session and we are happy…
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Family Meditation (exception) 10:30 am
Family Meditation (exception)
Sep 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Family Meditation (exception) @ Great Tree | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
May Family Meditation session meets on 6/2
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Tuesday Morning Zazen 6:00 am
Tuesday Morning Zazen
Sep 24 @ 6:00 am – 7:30 am
Tuesday Morning Zazen @ Great Tree | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
Morning zazen and service. 6:00 am     Zazen 6:40          Kinhin 6:50           Zazen 7:30           Morning service.
Tuesday Evening Talks at Zen Center of Asheville 7:00 pm
Tuesday Evening Talks at Zen Center of Asheville
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tuesday Evening Talks at Zen Center of Asheville @ Zen Center of Asheville | Asheville | North Carolina | United States
Weekly meditation and Dharma lectures with Rev. Teijo Munnich or members of the sangha.  Check the ZCA website for the schedule of speakers.
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Thursday Morning Sangha 6:00 am
Thursday Morning Sangha
Sep 26 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 am
Thursday Morning Sangha @ Great Tree Zen Temple | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
Weekly early morning meditation and morning service followed by informal breakfast, chosan (tea and reading from the Shobogenzo), and work practice.  You may attend all or any part of the morning. 
Thursday Evening Zazen 6:00 pm
Thursday Evening Zazen
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday Evening Zazen @ Great Tree | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
Evening meditation.
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Saturday Morning Zazen 6:00 am
Saturday Morning Zazen
Sep 28 @ 6:00 am – 7:30 am
Saturday Morning Zazen @ Great Tree  | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
Please note that Saturda practice days will not be held on weekends during sesshins or other special retreats.  
Saturday Zazen & Lecture 9:30 am
Saturday Zazen & Lecture
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Saturday Zazen & Lecture @ Great Tree | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
 
Community Work Day 11:00 am
Community Work Day
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
 
Okesa Sewing – Fukudenkai 1:30 pm
Okesa Sewing – Fukudenkai
Sep 28 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Okesa Sewing - Fukudenkai @ Great Tree Zen Temple | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
Sewing Okesa (Buddha’s robe) is a Soto tradition.   We are currently sewing a 25-jo (row) kesa for Rev. Munnich to be worn for her Shinsanshiki (Mountain Seat Ceremony) in the Fall of 2019.  This is a long-term project and needs many hands to insure that the robe is completed in time for the ceremony.  If you are interested in leaning about the kesa sewing tradition or just like hand sewing join us on most Saturday afternoons anytime after lunch.   The Okesa sewing group will not meet during sesshin or when there are other events scheduled so please be sure to check the calendar. Also, if you are sewing a rakusu in preparation for taking the precepts (you don’t have to be taking them at Great Tree) and need some bring your rakusu and your questions to one of these session and we are happy…
Poetry & Pie 2019 5:00 pm
Poetry & Pie 2019
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Poetry & Pie 2019 @ TBA
Our annual fundraising event featuring poetry performances by the Great Tree Sangha and our fabulous bake sale.  
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Remembering the Ancestors All-Day Sit 10:00 am
Remembering the Ancestors All-Day Sit
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Remembering the Ancestors All-Day Sit @ Great Tree Zen Temple
A day of meditation in honor of the two-founders Dogen Zenji and Keizan Zenji.
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