♦ Upcoming Special Events♦

Saturday Morning Zazen
Jun 22 @ 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
Jun 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Community Work Day
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Okesa Sewing – Fukudenkai
Jun 22 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

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 to assist you.

Read about the Fukudenkai (Buddhist robe sewing) tradition >>

Tuesday Morning Zazen
Jun 25 @ 6:00 am – 7:30 am

Morning zazen and service.

6:00 am     ZazenYouth meditation at GTZT

6:40          Kinhin

6:50           Zazen

7:30           Morning service.

Tuesday Evening Zazen
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuesday Evening Zazen @ Great Tree | Alexander | North Carolina | United States

Weekly Tuesday evening zazen.

Tuesday Evening Talks at Zen Center of Asheville
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Weekly meditation and Dharma lectures with Rev. Teijo Munnich or members of the sangha.  Check the ZCA website for the schedule of speakers.

Thursday Morning Sangha
Jun 27 @ 6:00 am – 11:30 am

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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