Practice Opportunity

April 12th Zen Retreat: Practicing Zen Koans in Relationship

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in Meditation Retreat, Practice Opportunity | Comments Off on April 12th Zen Retreat: Practicing Zen Koans in Relationship

On April 12, 2015, Three Treasures Sangha is hosting a day-long retreat (zazenkai) with Lee Shields. During the retreat, Lee will focus on practicing Zen koans in relationship. In his talk, Lee will show how two koans apply to how we can relate to the everyday here and now. You’ll see how every interaction is a koan story, a chance to recognize that there is no separation of self and other, and a chance to offer a genuine response in our encounters.             Schedule 9:00am Opening, Five Remembrances, Zazen 9:35am Zazen: Offering of selected lines of...

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The Buddha Project – An Inter-Sangha Event with Anita Feng, May 1 & 2

Posted by on Feb 28, 2015 in Practice Opportunity | Comments Off on The Buddha Project – An Inter-Sangha Event with Anita Feng, May 1 & 2

By Madelon Bolling Zen is not a very popular tradition these days, and many sanghas are dwindling. Local leaders have begun offering inter-sangha events so that we might carry the Dharma forward through supporting one another. Here’s a unique opportunity to learn from a wonderful artist and teacher, Anita Feng, the resident teacher of Blue Heron Zen, a Korean Zen tradition. Her Dharma teaching flowers in encouraging creativity in others, something she has done both here and overseas. If you’ve ever wished to try sculpting and have an affinity for Buddhist images, please accept...

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Zenkai with Jack Duffy Roshi – February 14-15

Posted by on Feb 8, 2015 in Meditation Retreat, Practice Opportunity | Comments Off on Zenkai with Jack Duffy Roshi – February 14-15

Three Treasures Sangha is hosting a two-day retreat with Jack Duffy Roshi at Dharma Gate zendo on February 14-15th. 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. Bring your own lunch on Saturday. Breakfast will be served on Sunday. 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...

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Zazenkai, November 9, Engaging Lay Practice

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Meditation Retreat, Practice Opportunity | Comments Off on Zazenkai, November 9, Engaging Lay Practice

This Sunday, at Dharma Gate, please join Three Treasures Sangha for a zazenkai, day of sitting & a dharma talk. The schedule will be: 9:00 Opening, Five Remembrances, Zazen 9:35 Zazen: Offering of selected lines of a reading from Dogen 10:30 Introductory words by Lee and/or Madelon, and discussion,  Kinhin 11:30 Zazen 12:30 Informal lunch (Soup, bread & cheese provided. Please bring sandwich fixings or other food to share.) 1:30 Sutras 2:00 Zazen, Interviews 2:50 Closing, Great Vows

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This Sunday: Commemorative stone dedication, October 26

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Announcements, Practice Opportunity | Comments Off on This Sunday: Commemorative stone dedication, October 26

Please join us this Sunday, October 26, for a special ceremony to initiate an area on the grounds that honors our root teachers, Robert Aiken and Thich Nhat Hanh, and members of our sanghas who have passed on. We will start with a half hour of sitting from 10:00 to 10:30 A.M. and then walk outside to the commemorative area, where stones will be placed for late members of MCPS and TTS. Members of their families have been invited to join us for this ceremony. Friends and families will be welcome to say a few words about our loved ones who have passed away. The regular Day of Mindfulness...

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Register now for Broken Raven sesshin, September 20-27

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in Announcements, Practice Opportunity | Comments Off on Register now for Broken Raven sesshin, September 20-27

On September 20 we begin our 7-day sesshin – an intensive meditation retreat with Jack Duffy Roshi. Sesshin is a wonderful opportunity to deepen practice with seven days of silent meditation, teishos and dokusan (talks and individual meetings) with Jack. In sesshin, we pick up practice early in the morning, and carry it with us in formal sitting, chanting, eating, and rest periods through the day. The ritual is all designed to support practice in all activities without distraction. If you haven’t done sesshin with TTS before and want more information, feel free to send me an email or give me...

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