Events

♦ Upcoming Special Events♦

Aug
20
Tue
Tuesday Morning Zazen
Aug 20 @ 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 Talks at Zen Center of Asheville
Aug 20 @ 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.

Aug
22
Thu
Thursday Morning Sangha
Aug 22 @ 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. 

Thursday Evening Zazen
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday Evening Zazen @ Great Tree | Alexander | North Carolina | United States

Evening meditation.

Aug
24
Sat
Saturday Morning Zazen
Aug 24 @ 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
Aug 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Community Work Day
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Okesa Sewing – Fukudenkai
Aug 24 @ 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 >>

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