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MARCH SESSHIN at GARRISON

  • Thursday, March 1- Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • Sesshin is a time where we can turn our light inward and move beyond the busyness of our world, re-connect to a more vast, quiet space inside, to realize and remember our true nature. Sesshin also affords us the ability to open to new possibilities beyond our fixed notions and beliefs, and to ready ourselves to be available for what is asked of us when we return to our life again. This sesshin we will join with Roshi Robert Kennedy of Morning Star Zendo and Sensei Carl Bachmann of Clear Mountain at beautiful Garrison Institute. In addition we will celebrate the lay dharma transmission for dharma holder and sangha mate, Michele Onryu Daniels. If anyone wants to attend the sesshin for just the weekend as opposed to Thursday – Sunday, you may do so by calling Garrison as there is no provision for just weekend attendance on their site. To register, go to: www.garrisoninstitute.org or call 845-424-4800. Registration closes Feb 28, 2018.

    INSTALLATION CEREMONY FOR MICHELE at GARRISON INSTITUTUE

  • Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • For those people who cannot attend the full sesshin, but would like to attend the installation ceremony for Michele on Sunday, March 4, please contact her to let her know that you would like to attend and if you would like to stay for lunch by February 20. The deadline is important as she must give Garrison a week’s notice ahead so that they can provide for the additional lunches. She can be contacted at asmgdaniels@optonline.net. Michele will provide you with details by e-mail as soon as the schedule is set.

    YEAR END CONTRIBUTION THANK YOU!

    The Empty Bowl Zendo thanks you for your generosity. We received nearly 3K in one-time contributions, as well as a solid commitment for continuing support through PayPal. Your generosity helps to provide scholarships for sangha members, teacher stipends and support for the church, our landlord.

    CALLIGRAPHY CLASS

  • Date TBD
  • EBZ's calligraphy call will be restarted this quarter and will be held alternatively at EBZ and CMZ (Clear Mountain Zendo, Montclair). No previous experience or knowledge of Chinese Characters is needed. If interested, contact Ron Manning ronjonman@aol.com. Details to follow at a later date.

    EBZ'S COMMUNITY ANNUAL DANA LETTER

    Link HERE to read Sensei Ray's dana letter.

    WEDNESDAY MORNING DAISAN at EBZ

  • Wednesdays - On your cushion by 6:55am
  • Michele Daniels has resumed offering daisan on Wednesday mornings at EBZ. If you would like to know if Michele will be there on any given Wednesday, email asmgdaniels@optonline.net.

    ZAZEN IN BOONTON

  • Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm
  • Sandy Jakubowski is leading a group of folks who sit zazen in Boonton on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00pm at St. John's Episcopal Church on Cornelia Street. Due to building usage, please call or text Sandy (973) 610-2394 by 5:00pm to let her know that you are attending. Street parking is available.

    ZAZEN

    Weekly Zazen Contributions & Timing Details

  • A $5 contribution for zazen is requested. A basket is available at the door monthly, quarterly, or yearly contributions are accepted as well.
  • Tuesday Evenings

  • 6:00pm Zendo opens (approximately)
  • 6:25pm Practitioners expected to be on their cushion
  • 6:30pm - 8:10pm Zazen
  • Wednesday Mornings **

  • 6:50am Zendo opens (approximately)
  • 6:55am Practitioners expected to be on their cushion
  • 7:00am - 8:00am Zazen (two twenty-five minute periods)
  • Thursday Mornings **

  • 6:50am Zendo opens (approximately)
  • 6:55am Practitioners expected to be on their cushion
  • 7:00am - 8:00am Zazen (two twenty-five minute periods)
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