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Events Schedule

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Spring Practice Period Begins
March 28-May 23
Practice Period Closing Tea
May 25,  7:00 pm

 

Participants must attend  the Practice Period Opening Tea on Wednesday, March 23rd at 7:00 pm.  The Practice period activities will actually begin on Monday March 28 and continue through   Monday, May 23.   

 

A study of: 16 Bodhisattva Precepts using Katagiri Roshi,’s “Buddhist Lay Ordination Lectures”

All participants asked to

  • Attend Practice Period Tea: Wednesday day, Wednesday March 23   - 7 p.m.:

  • Make a personal practice commitment

  • Commit  to weekly meditation & study group; day (meeting time to be determined by participants.)

  • Attend Closing Tea Wednesday, May 25 – 7 p.m.

For more information or to sign up write to: teijo@greattreetemple.org.

 

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Saturday Lectures
Caroline Yongue
"Opening to Sangha"

May 21, 2022

9:30 am - 11:00 am

ONLINE

Saturday morning lecture and discussion.

Schedule:

 9:30   Zazen

10:00 Lecture and discussion

Join the meeting on Zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5232119427

Caroline Yongue, ordained as Lay Minister and Teacher, is Director of Center for End of Life Transitions and Carolina Memorial Sanctuary (North Carolina’s first conservation burial ground). Both are faith projects of Anattasati Magga.

Savana Amata began her Buddhist practice in 1990 under the guidance of Zen teacher, Nancy Spence, has made death care her life work.

In 1995, Caroline began working towards a greater understanding of the death and dying process when she discovered her own fears around the transition and journey each of us will take. Since that time, as a Death Care Midwife and Doula for the Dying, Caroline has offered education and assistance through the Center for End of Life Transitions.

In 1999, Caroline was introduced to the concept of green burial, by the founders of the Conservation Burial movement, Billy and Kimberley Campbell. That meeting sparked the dream of offering this type of burial in the Asheville area. Many years and many conversations later, Carolina Memorial Sanctuary became a reality when Anattasati Magga purchased our land in December of 2015.

Aside from death care assistance, Caroline does have other interests: Her Buddhist spiritual practice, her dog Boysenberry, using her hands to create art, and baking. When asked why she has chosen to follow this path: It’s not often that a person has the opportunity to create a community sanctuary which allows the meeting of open hearts. There is nothing else I’d rather do. Death will touch each of us. No one will be left out. It is a gift and honor to be part of this transition.

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June Sesshin
"Transitions"

June 3-8, 2022

Begins Friday evening and ends at noon on Wednesday.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AT BOOKWHEN

Sesshin led by Rev. Teijo Munnich.  To  see a full schedule click here.

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Great Tree's Summer Sangha Campout

July 27-July 29, 2022

To register CLICK HERE TO BOOKWHEN

Family fun in the Pisgah wilderness.  We'll camp at Great Tree on the first night and travel to Cove Creek Campground in Brevard the next.  

All ages welcome.  Young people under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  

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Tuesday Study Group 
Ends May 24

 

Theme:  Start Where You Are

Schedule:

Zazen   3:30-3:55 pm

Study & discussion   4:00-5:00 pm

No commitment necessary. Join us when you can.  For more information contact us at teijo@greattreetemple.org

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Saturday Lectures
Rev. Daitetsu Norm Randolph
Walking Meditation

May 28, 2022

9:30 am - 11:00 am

ONLINE

Saturday morning lecture and discussion.

Schedule:

 9:30   Zazen

10:00 Lecture and discussion

Join the meeting on Zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5232119427

Norm Randolph is a senior teacher at Dharma Field. Born in San Francisco in 1943, he graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a psychology degree and worked in an Air Force psychiatric clinic. In 1969 he met Dainin Katagiri Roshi in San Francisco, and moved to Minneapolis when Katagiri Roshi went there in 1972. He was ordained in 1978 and received Dharma Transmission in 1989.

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Saturday Lectures
Rev. Teijo Munnich
Impermanence, Transitions, & Flexible Mind

June 11, 2022

9:30 am - 11:00 am

ONLINE

Saturday morning lecture and discussion.

Schedule:

 9:30   Zazen

10:00 Lecture and discussion

Join the meeting on Zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5232119427

 

Saturday lecture with Abbess Teijo Munnich

 

 

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Full Moon Ceremony
Setting Aside & Beginning Anew

 

May 16, 2022

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

ONLINE

Monthly ceremony and precepts renewal..

Join the meeting on Zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5232119427

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Brook Genryu Reynolds
Forest Bathing

May 29, 2022

1:00 pm-4:00 pm

To register for this onsite event

 

CLICK HERE TO BOOKWHEN

Brook Genryu Reynolds has been practicing at Great Tree for many years. In addition to her study and practice of Buddhism, being in nature has been an integral part of her personal growth and healing. During the pandemic she completed her certification as a nature and forest therapy guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. Through her guidance, participants will be invited to use their senses to explore the nearby nature of the temple grounds at Great Tree. There will be time for walking, sitiing, silence, sharing and tea.

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Saturday Lectures
Rev. Chimyo Atkinson
Dogen's "Receiving the Marrow By Bowing"

June 11, 2022

9:30 am - 11:00 am

ONLINE

Saturday morning lecture and discussion.

Schedule:

 9:30   Zazen

10:00 Lecture and discussion

Join the meeting on Zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5232119427

Rev.  Chimyo Atkinson was ordained by Rev. Teijo Munnich in 2007 and received Dharma Transmission in 2015. She received her monastic training at Great Tree and completed Sotoshu International training periods (Ango) in Japan in 2010 and 2011. She completed additional training periods at the Aichi Senmon Nisodo in Nagoya in 2012 and Ryumonji Monastery in Iowa in 2014. She served as Head of Practice at Great Tree Zen Temple until 2020.