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Zenkai (January 10, 2021) with Madelon Bolling

Posted by on Nov 5, 2020 in Beginner Zen Meditation, Meditation Retreat | Comments Off on Zenkai (January 10, 2021) with Madelon Bolling

TTS will hold the January 10, 2021 Zenkai remotely (by Zoom). If you are able, please join all or part of this opportunity for intensive practice with others. 8:15     Samu – cleaning your space or home 8:45     Gathering on Zoom 8:55     Be seated 9:00     (5 Remembrances), Zazen, Kinhin 10:10     (Dai-O Kokushi) Dharma talk (Shiku Seigan Mon)* 10: 45    Zazen, Kinhin (11:15    Interviews available) 12:00     (audio and video on) Break to get food 12:10    Informal Zoom lunch together (Meal chants before & after) 12:45     Clean up, informal gathering 1:10      Be seated 1:15     Sutras...

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Zenkai By Zoom: Three-Day Zen Retreat with Jack Duffy (February 12-14, 2021)

Posted by on Nov 5, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Zenkai By Zoom: Three-Day Zen Retreat with Jack Duffy (February 12-14, 2021)

We will have an intensive retreat with Jack, Madelon, and Lee February 12-14, 2021. The detailed schedule is below. Here is an overall summary of the 3 days: SUMMARY SCHEDULE Friday: 6:30pm-9:30pm Saturday: 8:15am-12:30pm, lunch, 2:30-5:00, supper, 7:00-9:30pm Sunday: : 8:15am-12:30pm, lunch, 2:30-5:00pm (with Jukai ceremony) The intensive weekend Zoom retreat will begin Friday at 6:45 PM with gathering for a short introduction to the form with Zoom, and zazen at 7:00 PM. The full schedule is included at the bottom of this page. For a zoom link, email: There is no better time for focused...

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Zenkai (March 7, 2021) with Lee Shields

Posted by on Nov 1, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Zenkai (March 7, 2021) with Lee Shields

TTS will hold the March 7, 2021 Zenkai remotely (by Zoom). If you are able, please join all or part of this opportunity for intensive practice with others. 8:15     Samu – cleaning your space or home 8:45     Gathering on Zoom8:55     Be seated 9:00     (5 Remembrances), Zazen, Kinhin 10:00     (Dai-O Kokushi) Dharma talk (Shiku Seigan Mon)*10: 40    Zazen, Kinhin (11:15    Interviews available) 12:00     (audio and video on) Break to get food...

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Why Does it Come to This? / I Vow to Free – A Talk Given by Lee Shields, October 11, 2020

Posted by on Oct 26, 2020 in Zen Talks | Comments Off on Why Does it Come to This? / I Vow to Free – A Talk Given by Lee Shields, October 11, 2020

After the sittings on Friday mornings, the koan that has been shared recently is case 98 from The Record of Tung-shan (Dongshan) that goes like this: One time when the Master was washing his bowls, he saw two birds contending over a frog. A monk who also saw this asked, “Why does it come to that?” The Master replied, “It’s only for your benefit, Acarya.” Before sitting on Wednesday evenings, we have taken up the translations of the first of the Four Infinite vows, also known as the Bodhisattva Vows. The Mountain Lamp version is: All beings beyond number, I vow to free. Aitken Roshi’s...

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Zenkai By Zoom: Three-Day Zen Retreat with Jack Duffy (August 7-9, 2020)

Posted by on Jul 14, 2020 in Beginner Zen Meditation, Meditation Retreat | Comments Off on Zenkai By Zoom: Three-Day Zen Retreat with Jack Duffy (August 7-9, 2020)

We will have an intensive retreat with Jack, Madelon, and Lee August 7-9, 2020. The detailed schedule is below. Here is an overall summary of the 3 days: SCHEDULE Specifics to be included soon. Friday — 6:45pm-9:45pm Saturday — 8:15am-12:30pm 2:30-5:00 & 7:00-9:30pm Sunday — 8:15am-12:30pm & 2:30-5 pm The intensive weekend Zoom retreat will begin Friday at 6:45 PM with gathering for a short introduction to the form with Zoom, and zazen at 7:00 PM. The full schedule is included at the bottom of this page. For a zoom link, email: There is no better time for focused practice than this!...

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