May
5
9:00 AM09:00

Unitarian Universalist Buddhist Fellowship (UUBF) MidAmerica Regional Retreat

  • Lake County Unitarian Universalist Church (LCUUC) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Theme: Creating and Cultivating Sanghas in the UU Midwest

Saturday, May 5, 2018 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Appropriate for new or experienced meditators.

Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/7HOY1dXs90EYbAWE2
For additional information contact: Erich Moraine at: emoraine108@gmail.com

Location: Lake County Unitarian Universalist Church (LCUUC)

W299 N5595 Grace Dr. Hartland, WI 53029
(30 minutes West of Milwaukee)
Home Stays Available

Cost: $25 (scholarships available) which includes a vegetarian lunch
Donations will be accepted for the keynote speaker

Keynote speaker: Rev. Zenshin Florence Caplow. Florence is the minister at the UU Church of Urbana Champaign in Illinois and a Soto Zen priest and teacher in the Shunryu Suzuki Roshi lineage. She has been practicing vipassana and Zen for thirty years, is on the Board of the UU Buddhist Fellowship, and is the co-author of The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women.

View Event →

Guest Carl Jerome on Lojong Slogan #28: Abandon Any Hope of Fruition
Apr
22
10:15 AM10:15

Guest Carl Jerome on Lojong Slogan #28: Abandon Any Hope of Fruition

Carl Jerome. Twenty-five years ago, Carl became a dedicated student of Buddhism. His first teacher was  Philip Whalen Roshi. Fifteen years ago he became a student of Master Jiru at the Mid-American Buddhist Association (MABA) in Saint Louis. He became a fulltime resident and teacher at that monastery in 1994, where he became a senior dharma teacher and was granted teaching authority. He is the founding teacher of the North Shore Meditation and Dharma Center in Highland Park, IL, on Chicago’s suburban north shore, where he currently resides.
Teacher's donation welcome.

View Event →
Half-Day Sit, informal lunch
Apr
21
7:30 AM07:30

Half-Day Sit, informal lunch

This is a great opportunity for beginning practitioners!
$20 (please see our new fee structure)
Lunch will be provided
Please, keep silence until after lunch.

7:30 am                orientation
8:00                        zazen
8:30                        kinhin
8:40                        zazen
9:10                        kinhin
9:20                        zazen
 9:50                Break
10:00              Moving Meditation
10:30                Dharma talk
10:50                fast walking
11:05                 zazen
11:35                kinhin
11:45                zazen
12:15 pm                service
12:30                lunch
12:45                Q&A, conversation

View Event →
Tuesdays: Calligraphy & Sutra Copying Class (until May 22)
Apr
17
5:30 PM17:30

Tuesdays: Calligraphy & Sutra Copying Class (until May 22)

Tuesdays: April 17 - May 22
$10/class or $50/6 classes (please see our new fee structure)
Vladimir Neschadimenko will lead us in learning basic strokes for kanji characters, and then we will copy the characters of the Heart Sutra through transparent paper in silence. Sutra Copying is an ancient practice, which is supposed to be of great benefit for beings.

View Event →
One-Day Sit
Apr
7
7:30 AM07:30

One-Day Sit

Silent meditation with formal breakfast and lunch
$30 (please see our new fee structure)
Please, keep silence at all times. The upstairs room is open for rest.

7:30 am zazen
8:00 kinhin
8:10 zazen
8:40 morning service
8:50 breakfast
9:30 soji and rest
10:10 zazen
10:40 kinhin
10:50 dharma talk
11:10  movement meditation
11:35 fast/outside kinhin
11:50 zazen
12:20 noon service
12:30 lunch
1:10 clean-up and rest
2:00 pm zazen
2:30 kinhin
2:40 zazen
3:10 tea and break
3:30 zazen
3:50 kinhin
4:00 zazen
4:20 evening service

View Event →
Voices from Solitary Confinement
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

Voices from Solitary Confinement

A 2011 United Nations report said, “It is clear that short-term solitary confinement can amount to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; … prolonged solitary confinement, in excess of 15 days, should be subject to an absolute prohibition.”

Still, Wisconsin holds hundreds of men and women in Solitary Confinement, often for months, sometimes for years, and in a few cases, for decades.

  • Hear the real words of men and women who are locked away in Solitary Confinement
  • Interact with survivors of Solitary Confinement
  • Learn what we need to do to put an end to the use of Solitary Confinement

For more information, please contact David Liners, WISDOM State Director at david.liners1@gmail.com or 414-738-2099.

WISDOM Solitary Confinement Task Force

View Event →
Half-Day Sit, informal lunch
Mar
17
7:30 AM07:30

Half-Day Sit, informal lunch

This is a great opportunity for beginning practitioners!
Suggested donation $15.
Lunch will be provided
Please, keep silence until after lunch.

7:30 am                orientation
8:00                        zazen
8:30                        kinhin
8:40                        zazen
9:10                        kinhin
9:20                        zazen
 9:50                Break
10:00              Moving Meditation
10:30                Dharma talk
10:50                fast walking
11:05                 zazen
11:35                kinhin
11:45                zazen
12:15 pm                service
12:30                lunch
12:45                Q&A, conversation

View Event →
One-Day Sit
Mar
3
7:30 AM07:30

One-Day Sit

Silent meditation with formal breakfast and lunch
Suggested donation: $20
Please, keep silence at all times. The upstairs room is open for rest.

7:30 am zazen
8:00 kinhin
8:10 zazen
8:40 morning service
8:50 breakfast
9:30 soji and rest
10:10 zazen
10:40 kinhin
10:50 dharma talk
11:10  movement meditation
11:35 fast/outside kinhin
11:50 zazen
12:20 noon service
12:30 lunch
1:10 clean-up and rest
2:00 pm zazen
2:30 kinhin
2:40 zazen
3:10 tea and break
3:30 zazen
3:50 kinhin
4:00 zazen
4:20 evening service

View Event →
Marc Anderson Concert: a collage of music, storytelling, & personal insight
Mar
1
6:00 PM18:00

Marc Anderson Concert: a collage of music, storytelling, & personal insight

  • 2405 East Wyoming Place Milwaukee, WI, 53202 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Marc Anderson is an internationally recognized percussionist with credits on more than 250 recordings and numerous national and international tours. He is a priest in the Soto Zen lineage, and the founder / director of the M2 Foundation, a St. Paul non-profit that advocates for more mindful and compassionate communities. He’s on staff at Macalester College in the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life and at Hamline University in both the anthropology department and with the Wesley Center for Spirituality, Service and Social Justice.

Free; generous donations appreciated! Refreshments will be served.

View Event →
Feb
15
6:30 PM18:30

postponed (see note) Parinirvana Ceremony

The Parinirvana Ceremony, that was scheduled for tomorrow evening, had to be postponed. We will conduct it on Saturday at 12:00 noon, as part of the half-day sitting. 

 

You are welcome to attend the ceremony without the sitting. 

This beautiful traditional ceremony commemorates Shakyamuni Buddha's entry into final Nirvana. We will hear the Buddha's last sermon to his disciples and make offerings in his memory.

View Event →
Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

Workshop with Senior Priest Tonen O'Connor - How I Understand it

Saturday workshop:  How I Understand It: finding our own interpretation of texts. Senior Priest Tonen O'Connor

We will work with stanzas from the 7th century poem, The Song of Awakening (Shodoka), to find and share our interpretations and finally add Sawaki Roshi’s viewpoint to the mosaic of understandings.

Kodo Sawaki's Commentary on the Song of Awakening

including lunch

Suggested Donation $30 – $50

Note:  It is not necessary to have read Kodo Sawaki’s Commentary on the Song of Awakening to participate, although it’s recommended as a terrific read.

 

 

View Event →
Jan
14
10:15 AM10:15

Dharma Talk and Discussion on Nagarjuna's Middle Way Teaching

Andy Cohen and Carl Jerome, who co-authored a commentary on Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika

Andy Cohen is an attorney and Buddhist initiate, with an academic background in philosophy, who is living and practicing in the Chicago area.

Carl Jerome

Twenty-five years ago, Carl became a dedicated student of Buddhism. His first teacher was  Philip Whalen Roshi. Fifteen years ago he became a student of Master Jiru at the Mid-American Buddhist Association (MABA) in Saint Louis. He became a fulltime resident and teacher at that monastery in 1994, where he became a senior dharma teacher and was granted teaching authority. He is the founding teacher of the North Shore Meditation and Dharma Center in Highland Park, IL, on Chicago’s suburban north shore, where he currently resides.

jerome.jpg
View Event →
Jan
11
7:00 PM19:00

Inter-Sangha Conversation at MZC

Better Conversations

Sponsored by the Milwaukee Zen Center and the Mindfulness Community of Milwaukee

We are looking for people who are interested in mindful dialogue using the format set by Krista Tippit

Discussing the podcast "Love in Action" by Congressman John Lewis

We are inviting Sangha members to participate in deep listening followed by group discussion.

All Sangha members are invited, but must commit to that date

(We will send information, including the transcript and audio file on the topic, as well as guidelines for discussion to those interested)

If interested or for further information contact

Paul Norton (pnorton42@Gmail.com)

Or

Jeremy Packer (jpacker 53@yahoo.com)

Or

Reiren Gumbel (kokyoan@gmail.com)

 

View Event →