Calendar

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Saturday Sangha 6:00 am
Saturday Sangha
Jun 2 @ 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
Jun 2 @ 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
Jun 5 @ 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
Jun 5 @ 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
Jun 7 @ 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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June Sesshin: Always Beginning 5:30 pm
June Sesshin: Always Beginning
Jun 8 @ 5:30 pm – Jun 12 @ 12:00 pm
June Sesshin:  Always Beginning @ Great Tree Zen Temple
Led by Rev. Chimyo Atkinson 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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Tuesday Morning Zazen 6:00 am
Tuesday Morning Zazen
Jun 12 @ 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
Jun 12 @ 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
Jun 14 @ 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
Jun 16 @ 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
Jun 16 @ 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?
Jun 17 @ 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      
Yoga Workshop 2:00 pm
Yoga Workshop
Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Yoga Workshop @ Great Tree | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
Monthly yoga workshop series at Great Tree. 3rd Sunday of each month. Learn more about the instructors. Feb. – Yoga Workshop – instructor TBA. Apr. – Self Care for Your Health Care with Kelly Gilmore June – Yoga for Your Aging Body – Darleen Benson July – Yoga & the Four Immeasurables – Jenne Sluder Oct. – Tsa Lung Yoga with Beth Ross Johnson Nov. – The Yoga of Sitting with Cindy Dollar
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Tuesday Morning Zazen 6:00 am
Tuesday Morning Zazen
Jun 19 @ 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
Jun 19 @ 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
Jun 21 @ 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
Jun 23 @ 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
Jun 23 @ 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…
Road Celebration 4:00 pm
Road Celebration
Jun 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Road Celebration @ Great Tree Zen Temple | Alexander | North Carolina | United States
It was a long time coming!  Join us as we celebrate the newly paved Great Tree road with a ceremony of gratitude and blessings and a vegetarian potluck barbeque out on the lawn (weather permitting).  We start at 4:00 pm.   Bring a dish and bring a friend.  The road to Great Tree has never been a smoother ride:)
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Tuesday Morning Zazen 6:00 am
Tuesday Morning Zazen
Jun 26 @ 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
Jun 26 @ 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
Jun 28 @ 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
Jun 30 @ 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
Jun 30 @ 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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