Calendar

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Saturday Morning Zazen 6:00 am
Saturday Morning Zazen
Sep 1 @ 6:00 am – 7:30 am
Please note that Saturda practice days will not be held on weekends during sesshins or other special retreats.  
Okesa Sewing – Fukudenkai 1:30 pm
Okesa Sewing – Fukudenkai
Sep 1 @ 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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Great Tree Anniversary Celebration 10:00 am
Great Tree Anniversary Celebration
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Great Tree Anniversary Celebration @ Great Tree Zen Temple | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
Celebrate another year with the Great Tree Sangha.  Potluck brunch begins at 10am with a special anniversary ceremony at noon.  Learn more about Great Tree, meet our board of directors and residents.  RSVP at
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Tuesday Morning Zazen 6:00 am
Tuesday Morning Zazen
Sep 4 @ 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 4 @ 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 6 @ 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 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Evening meditation.
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Saturday Morning Zazen 6:00 am
Saturday Morning Zazen
Sep 8 @ 6:00 am – 7:30 am
Please note that Saturda practice days will not be held on weekends during sesshins or other special retreats.  
Okesa Sewing – Fukudenkai 1:30 pm
Okesa Sewing – Fukudenkai
Sep 8 @ 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 11 @ 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 11 @ 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 13 @ 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 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Evening meditation.
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Saturday Morning Zazen 6:00 am
Saturday Morning Zazen
Sep 15 @ 6:00 am – 7:30 am
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 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Community Work Day 1:30 pm
Community Work Day
Sep 15 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
 
Poetry & Pie 5:00 pm
Poetry & Pie
Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Poetry & Pie @ Skyrunner Building | Asheville | North Carolina | United States
Our annual fundraiser showcasing the talents of our sangha friends and PIE. Poetry from Randal, Daigu Pride, Judith Toy, Tracey Schmidt,  Jeff Davis and more… and PIE! Your donation goes towards building Great Tree’s future.
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Tuesday Morning Zazen 6:00 am
Tuesday Morning Zazen
Sep 18 @ 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 18 @ 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 20 @ 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 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Evening meditation.
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Annual Men’s Retreat 2018
Annual Men’s Retreat 2018
Sep 22 – Sep 23 all-day
Annual Men's Retreat 2018 @ Great Tree Zen Temple | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
This retreat is an opportunity for us men to “go quiet” in a safe environment, in the company of other men. We all have busy lives, with lots of inputs. This time will allow us to go inside, away from the distractions of our daily lives, and experience that which is underneath. We will have periods of silent meditation, gentle yoga, meals in silence with wholesome food, and an opportunity to share in a council of men.
Saturday Morning Zazen 6:00 am
Saturday Morning Zazen
Sep 22 @ 6:00 am – 7:30 am
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 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Community Work Day 1:30 pm
Community Work Day
Sep 22 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
 
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Fall Practice Period begins
Tuesday Morning Zazen 6:00 am
Tuesday Morning Zazen
Sep 25 @ 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 25 @ 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.
Practice Period Tea 7:30 pm
Practice Period Tea
Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Practice Period Tea @ Great Tree Zen Temple | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
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Thursday Morning Sangha 6:00 am
Thursday Morning Sangha
Sep 27 @ 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 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Evening meditation.
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Saturday Morning Zazen 6:00 am
Saturday Morning Zazen
Sep 29 @ 6:00 am – 7:30 am
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 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Community Work Day 1:30 pm
Community Work Day
Sep 29 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
 
Okesa Sewing – Fukudenkai 1:30 pm
Okesa Sewing – Fukudenkai
Sep 29 @ 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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