ZEN IN THE OC: Anaheim Zen Sangha Calendar for the end of June and month of July

ZEN IN THE OC: Anaheim Zen Sangha Calendar for the end of June and month of July June 20, 2019

 

Anaheim Zen Sangha practice calendar for (the tail end of June & the month of July)

The Anaheim Zen Sangha is an Independent Soto Zen Buddhist community within the Empty Moon Zen Network.

We are both lay and ordained (within the Japanese-derived Soto Zen tradition) Buddhists united by a common practice. We offer meditation in the Zen style, as well as koan introspection—the path of words and freedom within the constraints of our human condition. We have evening sitting periods, Saturday programs, longer one-day sits, and multiple-day long intensive retreats. 

We continue to meet every Tuesday evening and Saturday morning.

We are looking forward to our first all-day sitting (zazenkai) at our new home at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim in July! Please read on for details.

Tuesdays Evenings

7:00pm Zazen. The evening begins with a brief liturgy following the patterns of the Diamond Sangha Zen tradition, and two twenty-five minute Zen meditation periods. Dokusan, private spiritual direction interviews are offered most Tuesdays, usually either by Senior Dharma Teacher Jan Seymour-Ford or James Myoun Ford, Osho.

We begin the program promptly at 7pm. If you need a brief orientation to Zen meditation please arrive fifteen minutes early.

Saturday Programs

22 June
9:00am Zazen & liturgy
Refreshments
10:30am Dharma Book Club with Jan Seymour-Ford
We continue our monthly book club reading What is Zen? Plain Talk for a Beginner’s Mind by Norman Fischer & Susan Moon. The book is available from the publisher (by clicking on the title), through Amazon and other online book dealers.

30 June
9:00am Zazen & liturgy
There will be no additional programming today

6 July
9:00am Zazen & Liturgy
Refreshments
10:30 Telling Stories Dharma talk Rev James Myoun Ford

Our guiding teacher Myoun Roshi has been thinking about koans as stories. As a literary form they are different the parables. A parable is a story with a moral. A koan is an assertion about reality with an invitation to stand in that place. Today he will share a couple of those koanic stories.

13 July
9:00am Zazen & Liturgy
Refreshments
10:30am Dharma Book Club with Jan Seymour-Ford
We continue our monthly book club reading What is Zen? Plain Talk for a Beginner’s Mind by Norman Fischer & Susan Moon. The book is available from the publisher (by clicking on the title), through Amazon and other online book dealers.

20 July
9:00am Zazenkai
Today will be an all-day Zen meditation retreat, running between 9am and 5pm.

This is a strenuous practice, involving approximately eight hours of sitting or walking meditation (half hour periods of seated meditation and ten minutes of kinin, walking meditation. There will also be Zen liturgy in the Soto style, dokusan, spiritual practice interviews, and a Dharma talk.

There will be a formal oryoki lunch. This requires making a set of bowls. To provide instructions for creating this oryoki set and as food is served we must ask anyone who wishes to attend to register in advance.

There is no charge, but a dana donation of five to ten dollars to help defray costs would be appreciated.

Please write emptymoonzen@gmail.com to register or with questions

27 July
9:00am Zazen & Liturgy
Refreshments
10:30 Dharma talk Zen & Recovery Dr Chris Hoff

Dharma teacher Chris Hoff will explore aspects of Zen and recovery.

Dr Chris Hoff is Assistant Professor of Counseling & Guidance at California State University, San Bernardino, Executive Director of the California Family Institute in Costa Mesa, and candidate for ordination as a Soto Zen Buddhist priest.

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The Anaheim Zen Sangha is a member community of the Empty Moon Zen Network.
We are jointly sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim.

Contact us at: emptymoonzen@gmail.com

We meet at:
UU Church in Anaheim
511 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805

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