SPEAKERS Apr 13 Lee DeBarros Apr 20 Jiryu Mark Rutschman-Byler Apr 27 Natalie Davidson May 4 Full Moon Ceremony May 11 Lee DeBarros May 18 Retreat Night May 25 Book Discussion: When Things Fall Apart June 1 Book Discussion: When Things Fall Apart June 8 Book Discussion: When Things Fall Apart June 15 Lee DeBarros June 22 Book Discussion: When Things Fall Apart June 30 Book Discussion: When Things Fall Apart July 6 Lee DeBarros July 13 Book Discussion: When Things Fall Apart July 20 TBA July 27 Retreat Night August No Gatherings this month. We will resume gathering Sept 7 TBA
PRACTICE PERIOD This practice period will be April 26th to June 7th and be led by Christine Palmer and Tom Millard. This practice period will conclude the the 'shusoship' of Natalie Davidson with a special Shuso Ceremony. More details will be posted about this ceremony. We will open with a One Day Sitting at Dominican's St. Benincasa Chapel, 9a-6:30pm. The practice period will include a Thurs. evening class. We will end the practice period with a Three Day Sesshin, also at St. Benincasa Chapel June 5, 6 and 6. The Shuso ceremony for Natalie will take place the afternoon of June 7th. For more details please contact Christine Palmer @ email@example.com.
Our program includes talks by our senior sangha members or our kind Elder Uncle Lee de Barros, as well as group book reading/discussion, special ceremonies and more. Please check this website for program updates. We have meditation cushions and chairs available, but if you have a sitting pillow, we request that you please bring it. Gather and set-up 6:45pm. Zazen instruction will be provided upon request. 7-8:30pm Meditation and Evening Program.