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)
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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.

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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.

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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.

 

 

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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.

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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)

 

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Dec
16
7:30 AM07:30

Half Day Sit

This is an excellent opportunity to try a longer immersion in meditation.

For new practitioners, there will be an orientation at 7:30 am; zazen starts at 8:00 am. There is no breakfast, but informal lunch will be served. Suggested donation $10 – 20. 

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Nov
21
5:30 PM17:30

Study Group: Vasubandhu’s Thirty Verses on Consciousness Tuesdays thru November 21, 5:30 pm

Study Group: Vasubandhu’s Thirty Verses on Consciousness Only. We will be using Ben Connelly's book:  Inside Vasubandhu's Yogacara, A Practitioner's Guide (available for sale at Boswell's Bookstore)

The Triṃśikā-vijñaptimātratā is a brief poetic treatise by the Indian Buddhist monk Vasubandhu. It was composed in the 4th century CE and became one of the core texts for the Yogācāra school of Mahāyāna Buddhism. 

 It is recommended to take the whole course, but drop-ins are possible, if there is room in the class. Suggested donation $5-10 per session. Contributing members free.

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Nov
18
7:30 AM07:30

Half Day Sit

This is an excellent opportunity to try a longer immersion in meditation.

For new practitioners, there will be an orientation at 7:30 am; zazen starts at 8:00 am. There is no breakfast, but informal lunch will be served. Suggested donation $10 – 20. 

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Nov
14
5:30 PM17:30

Study Group: Vasubandhu’s Thirty Verses on Consciousness Tuesdays thru November 21, 5:30 pm

Study Group: Vasubandhu’s Thirty Verses on Consciousness Only. We will be using Ben Connelly's book:  Inside Vasubandhu's Yogacara, A Practitioner's Guide (available for sale at Boswell's Bookstore)

The Triṃśikā-vijñaptimātratā is a brief poetic treatise by the Indian Buddhist monk Vasubandhu. It was composed in the 4th century CE and became one of the core texts for the Yogācāra school of Mahāyāna Buddhism. 

 It is recommended to take the whole course, but drop-ins are possible, if there is room in the class. Suggested donation $5-10 per session. Contributing members free.

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