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Events Schedule

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Tuesday Study Group Resumes

September 20 through December 13, 2022

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm ONLINE

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Weekly zazen, reading/writing and discussion. This fall we are studying The Way of the Bodhisattva. Everyone is welcome.  No commitment is necessary.

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Peggy Ward
Thanksgiving of Daily Life

November 19, 2022

 9:30 am - 11:30 am EST ONLINE

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Both the Buddha and science invite us to explore the benefits of thanksgiving.  

Peggy grew up in the lake country of Wisconsin and has a strong connection with woods, lakes and the natural world.

Peggy has her doctorate in Adult Education and a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. She serves on the faculty of a graduate program in Mindful Leadership at Atlantic University. She has also studied and practiced with many wise Native American elders.

Peggy met Thich Nhat Hanh in 1991, became a lay minister in 1994 and an ordained Dharma teacher in 2000. She and Larry joined Thich Nhat Hanh in international exchanges throughout the world and served as staff for 20 years.

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Rohatsu Sesshin
 

December 2 - December 7, 2022

Led by Rev. Teijo Munnich

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Sesshin begins Friday at 5 pm (7 pm for those participating online) and ends at noon on Wednesday.  

Traditional style sesshin including several periods of zazen each day, oryoki style meals, dokusan.  You may attend the full 5 days or weekend session.  

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Rev Shoryu Bradley
The Precept of Not Speaking Falsehoods: Finding the Truth of Silence in Our Speech

December 10, 2022

 9:30 am - 11:30 am EST 

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Rev. Shoryu Bradley was ordained as a Soto Zen priest in 2002 by Seiren Barbara Kohn at Austin Zen Center.  In 2004 he began study with Rev. Shohaku Okumura at Sanshin Zen Community in Bloomington, IN.  He also trained at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center and Sotoshu International Angos in the U.S. and Japan.  In 2010 her received dharma transmission from Okumura Roshi.  Since 2011 her has lived and practiced at Gyobutsuji, a small monastic practice place he established in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas.  Practice at Gyobutsuji is centered around monthly sesshins in the style of Uchiyama Kosho, Roshi. 

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Setting Aside & Beginning Anew:
Hunter's Full Moon Gathering

November 8, 2022

 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST ONLINE

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Monthly Full Moon ceremony and renewal of the precepts.  

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Rev. Kenzan Seidenburg
The Gift of No Fear &
Other Presents of the Precepts

November 26, 2022

 9:30 am - 11:30 am EST 

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Rev. Kenzan Seidenberg is currently Shao Shan Temple’s in-residence Abbot.  He was ordained by Rev. Taihaku Priest in 2008 and received dharma transmission (authorization to teach in the Soto Zen lineage) in 2016. His training included monastic practice in both the United States and Japan and chaplaincy training (4 units CPE).  For most of the last 15 years, he has lived at Shao Shan Temple – an intimate place of practice nestled amidst mountains and wetlands in Woodbury, Vermont.

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Rev. Teijo Munnich
What Did Buddha Awaken To?
What Do We Awaken To?

December 3, 2022

 9:30 am - 11:30 am EST 

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Saturday morning lecture from Great Tree Abbess Teijo Munnich.

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Rev. Teijo Munnich
Invitation to Clarify Our Determination & Live Our Lives Well

November 12, 2022

 9:30 am-11:00 am EST ONLINE

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The Bodhisattva Precepts consist of Three Refuges, Three Pure Precepts, and Ten Grave Precepts. The important point is to avoid thinking of the precepts as rules that regulate behavior, and instead to regard them as invitations to clarify our determination to live our lives well.

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Family Meditation
 

November 30, 2022

10:30 am-11:30 am ONLIINE

Led by Rev. Teijo Munnich

 

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Setting Aside & Beginning Anew:
Cold Full Moon
Buddha's Enlightenment Moon

December 8, 2022

 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST ONLINE

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Monthly Full Moon ceremony and renewal of the precepts.