Practice Opportunity

Zenkai (December 13, 2020) with Madelon Bolling and Lee Shields

Posted by on Nov 9, 2020 in Practice Opportunity | Comments Off on Zenkai (December 13, 2020) with Madelon Bolling and Lee Shields

TTS will hold the December 13, 2020 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 10:00 (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   12:10 Informal Zoom lunch together (Meal chants before & after) 12:45 Clean up   1:10 Be seated 1:15 Zazen, Kinhin 1:30 Sutra Reading 2:00 Zazen, Kinhin (2:15...

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Zen Practice-at-home intensive with Jack Duffy (September 5-12, 2020)

Posted by on Aug 10, 2020 in Beginner Zen Meditation, Meditation Retreat, Practice Opportunity, Zen Talks | Comments Off on Zen Practice-at-home intensive with Jack Duffy (September 5-12, 2020)

Registration is now available for the Zen Practice-at-home intensive with Jack Duffy. Dates: From 5:30pm Saturday September 5, 2020 through 1:15pm Saturday September 12, 2020 Register

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One-Day Zen Retreat (Zazenkai) with Madelon Bolling (May 8th, 2016)

Posted by on Mar 28, 2016 in Practice Opportunity | Comments Off on One-Day Zen Retreat (Zazenkai) with Madelon Bolling (May 8th, 2016)

Dharma Talk: Continuing the project of introducing the ancestors added to our dedication chant, Madelon will talk a little about Mahaprajapati and the Philosophers’ Stone, telling the story of the Buddha’s mother and her turn toward liberation. Fanciful as this title may be, the Stone is an image of transformation, and transforming the ordinary is deep: it is essential Zen work. Schedule 9:00am Opening, Five Remembrances, Zazen 9:35am Zazen 10:30am Dharma talk 11:30am Zazen 12:00pm Informal lunch (Please bring food to share. Soup will not be provided for this day. No time to get...

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One-Day Zen Retreat (Zazenkai) with Lee Shield (April 10th, 2016)

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Practice Opportunity | Comments Off on One-Day Zen Retreat (Zazenkai) with Lee Shield (April 10th, 2016)

Please join us for a day of sitting and a dharma talk from Lee Shields. The topic of Lee’s talk will be announced. Schedule 9:00am Opening, Five Remembrances, Zazen 9:35am Zazen 10:30am Dharma talk: Zen Attention in Relationship? 11:30am Zazen 12:00pm Informal lunch (Soup will be provided. Please bring food to share.) 1:00pm Sutras 2:00pm Zazen, Interviews 2:50pm Closing, Great Vows

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Demon of Doubt: Zen Meditation Retreat with Madelon Bolling (July 12)

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in Beginner Zen Meditation, Practice Opportunity | Comments Off on Demon of Doubt: Zen Meditation Retreat with Madelon Bolling (July 12)

Please join us on July 12th for a day of Zen meditation and a talk on the demon of doubt and Miao-Dao, one of our Zen women ancestors. Do you ever arrive at a Zen meditation retreat and wonder what in the world you’re doing? Even though you’ve done years and years of retreats — or maybe because you’ve done them — doubt arises. Here’s a chance to consider doubt, to lean in and look it in the face. Miao-Dao was the first Dharma heir of Dahui, a pivotal teacher of the Linji school. Though she did not establish an enduring lineage of her own, Miao-Dao’s...

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One-Day Zen Retreat (Zazenkai) with Lee Shield on June 14th

Posted by on Jun 13, 2015 in Practice Opportunity | Comments Off on One-Day Zen Retreat (Zazenkai) with Lee Shield on June 14th

Please join us for a day of sitting and a dharma talk from Lee Shields. Lee will talk on Zen attention in relationship. In his last talk–“Zen Koans in Relationship–I emphasized aspects of koans pointing directly to the fact, without concepts like self and other.  In this talk he’ll again consider relationship, while this time emphasizing the practice – attention, attention, attention! Schedule 9:00am Opening, Five Remembrances, Zazen 9:35am Zazen 10:30am Dharma talk: Zen Attention in Relationship? 11:30am Zazen 12:00pm Informal lunch (Soup will be provided....

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