Posts by 3TS

Like There Is No Tomorrow, A Talk By Madelon Bolling (February 9, 2020)

Posted by on Feb 14, 2020 in Zen Talks | Comments Off on Like There Is No Tomorrow, A Talk By Madelon Bolling (February 9, 2020)

Case 32, Shaseki-shu [Collection of Stone and Sand]: A lord asked Takuan Soho, a Zen teacher, to suggest how he might pass the time. He felt his days very long attending his office and sitting stiffly to receive the homage of others. Takuan wrote eight Chinese characters and gave them to the man: Not twice this day Inch time foot gem. The translator explains: This day will not come again. Each minute is worth a priceless gem. PSC Not twice this day. It’s a new year—a good year to experience seeing clearly, you might say, 20/20. Last year brought the death of one of my siblings, a serious...

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Branching Moon Sesshin (April meditation retreat)

Posted by on Oct 1, 2019 in Meditation Retreat | Comments Off on Branching Moon Sesshin (April meditation retreat)

Three Treasures Sangha holds two, seven-day sesshins each year at Mountain Lamp, a rural practice center near Bellingham, Washington. This year’s Spring sesshin (meditation retreat) is April 4-11. Details about our sesshins, as well as application forms, can be found on the Sesshin page.

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Zenkai (July 10-12, 2020) with Madelon and Lee

Posted by on Oct 1, 2019 in Beginner Zen Meditation, Meditation Retreat | Comments Off on Zenkai (July 10-12, 2020) with Madelon and Lee

Beginners who are interested in Zen and experienced Zen students are welcome. Schedule 8:15am Work period 9:00am Opening, Five Remembrances, Zazen 9:35am Zazen 10:00am Dharma talk 11:00am Zazen 12:00pm Informal lunch (Soup will be provided. Please bring food to share.) 1:00pm Sutras 1:30pm Zazen, Interviews 2:50pm Closing, Great Vows

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Zenkai (May 10, 2020) with Leland Shields

Posted by on Oct 1, 2019 in Beginner Zen Meditation, Meditation Retreat | Comments Off on Zenkai (May 10, 2020) with Leland Shields

Beginners who are interested in Zen and experienced Zen students are welcome. Schedule 8:15am Work period 9:00am Opening, Five Remembrances, Zazen 9:35am Zazen 10:00am Dharma talk 11:00am Zazen 12:00pm Informal lunch (Soup will be provided. Please bring food to share.) 1:00pm Sutras 1:30pm Zazen, Interviews 2:50pm Closing, Great Vows

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Two-Day Zen Retreat with Jack Duffy (November 9-10, 2019)

Posted by on Oct 1, 2019 in Meditation Retreat | Comments Off on Two-Day Zen Retreat with Jack Duffy (November 9-10, 2019)

Three Treasures Sangha is hosting a two-day retreat with Jack Duffy Roshi at Dharma Gate zendo on November 9-10. Jack Duffy will give a talk each day and hold dokusan (practice-related interviews). Everyone is welcome even if you haven’t attended a Three Treasures Sangha retreat. If you’re looking for other opportunities to sit Zen with Three Treasures, check out our Calendar. For more information about this or other retreats, contact ttssangha@gmail.com. SCHEDULE Saturday, November 9th 8:15am — Work period 9:00am — Chanting...

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