Calendar

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Tuesday Morning Zazen 6:00 am
Tuesday Morning Zazen
Jul 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
Jul 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
Jul 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. 
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July Sesshin: Fireworks in Zen Practice 5:30 pm
July Sesshin: Fireworks in Zen Practice
Jul 6 @ 5:30 pm – Jul 8 @ 12:00 pm
July Sesshin:   Fireworks in Zen Practice @ Great Tree Zen Temple
Led by Rev. Teijo Munnich A sesshin (Japanese for “collecting the heart-mind”) is an intensive meditation retreat.  A sesshin typically lasts from two to seven days. During sesshin,  most of the time is devoted to meditation, and distraction is reduced.   Participants are asked keep silence , as much as possible, throughout the sesshin and to maintain a meditative focus throughout.  We follow a semi-monastic schedule during sesshin based on Soto traditions dating back to the time of Dogen Zenji, the founder of this school of Zen.   The schedule includes: Zazen (sitting meditation) Kinhin (walking meditation) Mindful work in the kitchen, building or grounds Participants are asked to share kitchen duties, cooking or clean-up Dokusan (private interview with the teacher).
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Saturday Sangha 6:00 am
Saturday Sangha
Jul 7 @ 6:00 am – 4:00 pm
Please note that Saturday Sangha practice days will not be held on weekends during sesshins or other special retreats.  
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Tuesday Morning Zazen 6:00 am
Tuesday Morning Zazen
Jul 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
Jul 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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Thursday Morning Sangha 6:00 am
Thursday Morning Sangha
Jul 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. 
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Saturday Sangha 6:00 am
Saturday Sangha
Jul 14 @ 6:00 am – 4:00 pm
Please note that Saturday Sangha practice days will not be held on weekends during sesshins or other special retreats.  
Okesa Sewing – Fukudenkai 1:30 pm
Okesa Sewing – Fukudenkai
Jul 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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Zen. What Is It? 10:30 am
Zen. What Is It?
Jul 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Zen.  What Is It? @ Great Tree Zen Temple | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
Monthly meditation and lectures.  Great for those new to Zen or just wanting to learn more.  Led by Rev. Teijo Munnich and Great Tree lay teachers. Jan. 21  – John Hermann Feb. 18 – Don Seido Wilkerson of Charlotte Zen Meditation Society Mar.18 – Rev. Shogen Chris Sheehey Apr. 15 – Randal Daigu Pride of Zen Center of Asheville May 20 – Rev. Teijo Munnich Jun. 17 – Rev. Chimyo Atkinson Jul. 15 – Rev. Teijo Munnich Aug. 19 – Rev. Shogen Chris Sheehey Oct. 21 – Rev. Shogen Chris Sheehey Nov. 18 – Rev. Shogen Chris Sheehey      
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Tuesday Morning Zazen 6:00 am
Tuesday Morning Zazen
Jul 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
Jul 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
Jul 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. 
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Dharma for Kids Retreat 9:30 am
Dharma for Kids Retreat
Jul 21 @ 9:30 am – Jul 22 @ 4:00 pm
The Annual Youth Retreat includes meditation, chanting, study and working together and will have opportunities to learn how to participate and ring bells for services and other gentle forms of Zen practice.  Arts & crafts activities, outdoor games, walks and fun!
Saturday Sangha 6:00 am
Saturday Sangha
Jul 21 @ 6:00 am – 4:00 pm
Please note that Saturday Sangha practice days will not be held on weekends during sesshins or other special retreats.  
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Tuesday Morning Zazen 6:00 am
Tuesday Morning Zazen
Jul 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
Jul 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
Jul 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. 
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Saturday Sangha 6:00 am
Saturday Sangha
Jul 28 @ 6:00 am – 4:00 pm
Please note that Saturday Sangha practice days will not be held on weekends during sesshins or other special retreats.  
Okesa Sewing – Fukudenkai 1:30 pm
Okesa Sewing – Fukudenkai
Jul 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…
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Family Meditation 10:30 am
Family Meditation
Jul 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Great Tree Sangha Picnic by the River 11:00 am
Great Tree Sangha Picnic by the River
Jul 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Great Tree Sangha Picnic by the River @ Walnut Island River Park | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
Celebrating summer with our annual picnic by the river.  Bring the children, pets, a dish for the potluck, a blanket and some sunscreen.  All ages welcome.
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Tuesday Morning Zazen 6:00 am
Tuesday Morning Zazen
Jul 31 @ 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
Jul 31 @ 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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