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LIVING ZEN HOUSEHOLDER SESSHIN
Link to EBZ's Sesshin tab for information and to register.
EBZ's AUDIO TEACHINGS
DHARMA CIRCLE CONTINUES
We will continue the Dharma Circle on May 23 with a discussion about social activism in the Zen context. To start, we'll review the approaches and activiities of the Zen Peacemakers Organization (ZPO), which was started by Bernie Glassman. Check out ZPO's website http://zenpeacemakers.org. We will start by highlighting the importance of the 3 Tenets in their work:
Three Tenets of a Zen Peacemaker
Taking refuge in The Three Treasures, I vow to live a life of:
Bernie Glassman and his wife Eve Marko also talk about these Tenants in the following video link below: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lQVgadurAM&t=17 which we'll watch together at the May 23 Dharma Circle. If you have any questions, contact Beth firstname.lastname@example.org or Dale email@example.com.
MONTHLY SET-UP VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP
EBZ recruits volunteers for set-up on a monthly basis, without a long-term commitment, for Tuesdays as well as Thursdays. We need two volunteers for each day. You may volunteer for either day, or both, for the entire month. We use a Google Sheet for the sign-up, a different one from the zazenkai sign-up. Click HERE to access the sign-up Google Sheet link. If you have questions or difficulties with the Sheet, email Ron firstname.lastname@example.org or call him (973) 997-0101.
ART PRACTICE: CALLIGRAPHY
Add an art practice to your Zen program. EBZ offers a Japanese-type calligraphy class to anyone in the local Zen community that is interested. Classes are usually scheduled for the fourth Saturday of the month, church and zendo activities permitting, 8:00-9:30am, at EBZ. Contact Ron Manning email@example.com or (973) 997-0101 if you plant to attend. Supplies can be provided for first timer "curiosity seekers". We are in our third year now, and program veterans have made real progress. Suggested contribution is $10.
SEPTEMBER SESSHIN CHANGES
For those of you who like to plan ahead, please be aware we have changes in time and place for the September Sesshin. Instead of going to Garrison Institute in NY from September 21-24, we will be going to the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Aston, PA from Sept 28-Oct 1, 2017. Details will be announced in the spring.
YEAR-END DONATION LETTER
Link here to read EBZ's year-end donation request written by Dale Spriggs.
Weekly Zazen Contributions & Timing Details
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