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GREAT VOW TRACING / ENSO DRAWING
A monk asked: "What is the reason for the emphasis on the rapid transcription of the sutra in a day?"
Master Bassui answered: "One who copies a sutra for a day will apply himself completely to the task without relaxing his effort; hence thoughts will not arise. He will naturally become one with the sutra he is copying, and this will be a link to his seeing into his inherent nature."
Ron asks: "Who wouldn’t want to do this?"
Join us as we spend time together copying (tracing) the 4 Great Vows in Japanese (the one framed on the zendo wall) on Saturday, Sept. 23. No knowledge of Japanese or calligraphy is required. The copying will be carried out in silence. An ultra fine marker will be suitable, but Ron Manning recommends purchasing a "calligraphy pen" online. The period will also include a short enso (Zen Circle) drawing class. Ron will provide all materials for the enso drawing. The suggested donation is $10. To register, contact Ron Manning at (973) 997-0101 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please register by Sept 16.
EMPTY BOWL ZENDO CLOSED
EBZ will be closed from Sept 3 through Sept 16 due to the Family of Promise program (a program hosted by The Church of Redeemer). EBZ will reopen for our regular sitting schedule on Tuesday, Sept 19, 2017.
WEDNESDAY MORNING ZAZEN SUSPENDED
We are suspending Wednesday Morning Zazen from August 2-30. In addition, since the Family Promise program runs from September 3-16, we will not be able to resume Wednesday morning zazen until Sept 20. On Wednesday, Sept 20 we will resume Wednesday morning zazen at the regularly scheduled time of 6:55am.
Weekly Zazen Contributions & Timing Details
Wednesday Mornings **
Thursday Mornings **