Calendar

Click the event on the calendar for more information.  For enlarged description, click the drop-down on the upper right  and choose “agenda” for your calendar view.

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
Tuesday Morning Zazen 6:00 am
Tuesday Morning Zazen
May 1 @ 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 Study Group-Spring – Weekly 3:30 pm
Tuesday Study Group-Spring – Weekly
May 1 @ 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
Tuesday Evening Talks at Zen Center of Asheville 7:00 pm
Tuesday Evening Talks at Zen Center of Asheville
May 1 @ 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.
2
3
Thursday Morning Sangha 6:00 am
Thursday Morning Sangha
May 3 @ 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. 
4
May Sesshin: Openess As Vast As the Sky 5:30 pm
May Sesshin: Openess As Vast As the Sky
May 4 @ 5:30 pm – May 9 @ 12:00 pm
May Sesshin:  Openess As Vast As the Sky @ Great Tree Zen Temple
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).
5
Saturday Sangha 6:00 am
Saturday Sangha
May 5 @ 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.  
6
7
8
Tuesday Morning Zazen 6:00 am
Tuesday Morning Zazen
May 8 @ 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
May 8 @ 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.
9
10
Thursday Morning Sangha 6:00 am
Thursday Morning Sangha
May 10 @ 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. 
11
12
Saturday Sangha 6:00 am
Saturday Sangha
May 12 @ 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.  
Advance Care Directives at CEOLT 12:00 pm
Advance Care Directives at CEOLT
May 12 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 
14
15
Tuesday Morning Zazen 6:00 am
Tuesday Morning Zazen
May 15 @ 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 Study Group-Spring – Weekly 3:30 pm
Tuesday Study Group-Spring – Weekly
May 15 @ 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
Tuesday Evening Talks at Zen Center of Asheville 7:00 pm
Tuesday Evening Talks at Zen Center of Asheville
May 15 @ 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.
16
17
Thursday Morning Sangha 6:00 am
Thursday Morning Sangha
May 17 @ 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. 
18
19
Saturday Sangha 6:00 am
Saturday Sangha
May 19 @ 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
May 19 @ 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…
Attending the Moon Zen Women’s Practice Circle 4:00 pm
Attending the Moon Zen Women’s Practice Circle
May 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
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.    
20
Zen. What Is It? 10:30 am
Zen. What Is It?
May 20 @ 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      
Forest Bathing at Big Ivy 12:00 pm
Forest Bathing at Big Ivy
May 20 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Forest Bathing at Big Ivy @ Great Tree Zen Temple | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
Big Ivy is an area of Pisgah National Forest near Great Tree with unusually diverse eco-systems that vary in elevation and soil types.  Weather permitting, we will meet at Great Tree and travel together to Big Ivy where  we will  climb the gravel road, stopping at a few different elevations to intimately engage trees and plants from bud to leaf stage, ephemeral wildflowers, and waterfalls. Shinrin-yoku, often translated as Forest Bathing, began as a health promotion movement in Japan around 1982. Promoted by the Japanese government, it stimulated research into the health benefits of spending time in the woods.  Several dozen research studies from South Korea, China as well as Japan, consistently showed that simply being in the woods provided benefits of enhanced innate immunity, blood pressure reduction, improved sympathetic tone (relaxation vs. stress response), and emotional well-being.   Forest Medicine has become a respected…
21
22
Tuesday Morning Zazen 6:00 am
Tuesday Morning Zazen
May 22 @ 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 Study Group-Spring – Weekly 3:30 pm
Tuesday Study Group-Spring – Weekly
May 22 @ 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
Tuesday Evening Talks at Zen Center of Asheville 7:00 pm
Tuesday Evening Talks at Zen Center of Asheville
May 22 @ 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.
23
24
Thursday Morning Sangha 6:00 am
Thursday Morning Sangha
May 24 @ 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. 
25
26
Saturday Sangha 6:00 am
Saturday Sangha
May 26 @ 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.  
27
28
29
Tuesday Morning Zazen 6:00 am
Tuesday Morning Zazen
May 29 @ 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 Study Group-Spring – Weekly 3:30 pm
Tuesday Study Group-Spring – Weekly
May 29 @ 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
Tuesday Evening Talks at Zen Center of Asheville 7:00 pm
Tuesday Evening Talks at Zen Center of Asheville
May 29 @ 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
May 29 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Practice Period Tea @ Great Tree Zen Temple | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
30
31
Thursday Morning Sangha 6:00 am
Thursday Morning Sangha
May 31 @ 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. 

Comments are closed.