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

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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

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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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Zenkai (October 11, 2020) with Lee Shields

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TTS will hold the October 11, 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,...

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Zenkai (December 10, 2017) with Madelon Bolling and Lee Shields

Posted by on Oct 1, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Zenkai (December 10, 2017) with Madelon Bolling and Lee 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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Talks by Lee and Madelon during the In-City Retreat, July 7-9, 2017

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Observing: A Midsummer Retreat – A talk by Madelon Bolling, (July 9, 2017) To be clear and tranquil about the end of “me” I need to be clear and tranquil about what “me” is, and in general there is a lot of confusion on this point. We often hear teachers say, “you are not what you think you are.” But then what? The mind says, “Oh yeah, yeah—all beings without exception have Buddha nature, I’ve heard. Whatever that means—it’s sort of beyond what I can get.” And it pulls attention back into cloud-identified dreaming. Read full talk.   Going to Abandoned Grassy Places –...

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Observing: A Midsummer Retreat – A talk by Madelon Bolling, (July 9, 2017)

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The predecessor of this midsummer retreat was called “Ancient Bones.” They say it was discontinued because fewer and fewer people could attend at all. Even with allowances for our limitations, it had become too arduous for those with ancient bones. I bought pre-paid cremation services for my dad a couple weekends ago and we scattered my brother-in-law’s ashes on the Fourth of July. We’re all of us facing death from the instant we are born. We can’t face away from it since it is part of life itself. Death is seen as an end, the ending of everything. No more fun and no more...

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