To introduce the
practice of Zen and to help getting started, Endless Mountain Zendo offers
the following beginner's programs:
Zazen Instruction at Sunday Zazen Gatherings:
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Beginners are
welcome at Sunday Zazen Gatherings, at which time there is zazen (Zen
meditation) instruction, zazen, chanting, kinhin walking Zen, Dharma talk
sometimes, and tea afterwards. Thereafter attendance at other gathering
times is also possible. Please plan to arrive a few minutes early to be
seated in the zendo before the period begins, anytime from 30 min. prior to
starting time. Open Donation Basket. (Members: Free).
Dress: For zazen, a formal
zazen robe is recommended. Otherwise, wear loose fitting clothing in a
solid, neutral color, floor length, and long sleeves. Please do not
wear tank tops, shorts, tight pants, or fragrance. The zendo (zazen hall)
can be chilly in winter months; dressing in layers is recommended.
contact the Zendo for specific dates: firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-925-5077.
Dates of Zazen Gatherings are announced by
e-mail. To receive e-notices
of impromptu and scheduled events, please e-mail us and ask to be put on
the Sangha e-list.
to Zen Training: Apr. 11, 2015
and visceral plunge into guided Zen training for the enthusiastic beginner.
The day of silence includes zazen meditation instruction, introduction to
Zen practice form and style, 30 min. zazen periods, stretches, outdoor
walking Zen, chanting, Dharma Talk, and tea with discussion. 9:30 a.m.
– 3:30 p.m. Suggested Donation:
$40. (College Students: $30.)
Formal vegetarian lunch included.
Zen Meditation I (H315A)
Bloomsburg University Mini-Course. 6-Weeks.)
at Endless Mountain Zendo. Wednesday Evenings
6:30-8:30 pm; Apr. 1 - May 6, 2015.
From the beginning, our true nature has been open and
free. Not so much as a hairsbreadth has separated us from the happiness and
contentment we've desired and sought after: The simple fact is, we are the
reality we seek. Meditation is a means to investigate this reality in a way
that will lead us through the noise and distraction of our everyday
experience to recover our natural clarity and the enduring light and peace
of our essential heart and mind.
This is a beginner's introductory course in Zen meditation practice
and an introduction to Zen Buddhism. Zen practice is mindfulness meditation
in daily life, a way of being clear, calm and open in the activites of our lives
and relationships. You will build a strong foundation in the practice of
seated meditation (zazen), the core of Zen studies. Zen is an ancient
practice with a history rich in lore and wisdom; we'll take a look at the
lives and inspired teachings of several great masters. Please wear comfortable,
loose fitting long pants and sleeved top in solid neutral colors. Zen
Practice Syllabus: Zazen posture, breathing, breath counting practice,
walking Zen, limbering stretches, physical and psychological obstacles to
practice, chanting, bowing, zendo form and protocol, mindfulness in
movement, everyday life, continuing the practice.
Instructor: Lee Milton, assisted by
Yayoi Matsumoto / $69 payable to Bloomsburg University
Register with Bloomsburg University on page 27 of the following link:
Work Exchange Weekend: May 1-3, 2015.
country work weekend with introduction to Zen Buddhist practice. Zazen
meditation instruction, zendo orientation, walking meditation, dawn
chanting service, morning and evening zazen, prostrations, work practice,
Dharma talk and/or one-on-one Dharma
meeting with Genro Sensei, vegetarian meals, and tea. Begins Fri. with
supper. Ends Sun. by 2:30 p.m. The weekend is offered on a work
exchange basis. Donations are gratefully accepted.
What To Bring for Overnight:
Sleeping bag or
extra blanket, zazen attire such as a formal zazen robe or loose clothing
in solid neutral, floor length, and long sleeves color (the Zendo has a few
robes for public use), work clothes, sturdy outdoor shoes and slip-on
shoes, raingear, flashlight, and unscented toiletries. No shorts, tank
tops, clinging fabrics, or fragrances please. The zendo tends to be chilly
in fall/winter. Soap/towels and one blanket provided.
event registration or information please call 570-925-5077 or e-mail: email@example.com and
send a deposit or full donation amount to Endless Mountain Zendo, 104
Hollow Rd., Stillwater, Pa. 17878.
Zendo, 104 Hollow Road, Stillwater, PA 17878
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