Dec
31
to Jan 1

NEW YEAR'S EVE SITTING

Let us gather our minds in a peaceful place, contemplating our intentions for the New Year!

Relaxed periods of zazen at you own pace, from 8:00 pm until 9:30 pm,

Japanese Noodles as refreshment, and break.

Resuming sitting at 10:30 pm.

At 11:40 pm, the Peace Bell will be rung 108 times.

Fire Ceremony at midnight: throw your old karma into the cleansing fire!

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Jan
1
10:00 AM10:00

Annual New Year's Peace Gathering

hosted by Milwaukee Zen Center

held at the Tippecanoe Presbyterian Church

125 W. Saveland Ave

Please bring plenty food to share, as the Guests may be joining us. TPC offers food and beds to homeless people during the winter months. BPF enjoys a warm friendship with Karen Hagen, the pastor of this church, who let us use the sanctuary for the Film Series on Racism.

ALSO: the annual SOCK DRIVE is on: new warm socks, please, to donate to those who will spend much of the winter outdoors.

Please, consider a generous donation!

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Jan
12
10:30 AM10:30

Karma Workshop

Karma is seen as cause and effect, intentional action done through body, speech, and mind, and the consequences we reap, which will in turn create new karma. The Buddha showed us how we can stop this cycle and enjoy a life of freedom for ourselves and others.

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Carl Jerome visits us again from North Shore Meditation Center in Highland Park.

www.northshoremeditation.org

Fee: $40 per person, membership discounts apply. Dana for the teacher welcome.

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Dec
10
5:30 PM17:30

Guesthouse Meal

Tomorrow, as on every second Monday in the month, members of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship bring and serve food to 80 men in the GUESTHOUSE, 1216 N 13th Street, in Milwaukee. The current menu is Chili, Cornbread, Coleslaw, and Icecream.

Contact Reirin at MZC if you are interested to participate in this much-needed, compassionate service.

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Guest House of Milwaukee

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Dec
8
8:40 AM08:40

Enlightenment Ceremony

Buddha's Enlightenment Ceremony

Saturday, December 8, 8:40 am (after zazen, instead of morning service)

Please, join us in this joyful ceremony which commemorates the enlightenment experience of Shakyamuni Buddha on the seventh day of his quest for the truth. We will celebrate our own awakening with bows, chanting, and circumambulation of the zendo with drum accompaniment, and rain of flowers.

(Regular Saturday schedule resumes)

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Dec
6
12:00 PM12:00

Annual Interfaith Luncheon

Tickets $48 per person, by check, payable to Milwaukee Zen Center, 2825 N Stowell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211

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Italian Community Center
631 E. Chicago St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: PASTOR HURMON HAMILTON
When diverse communities of faith dare to DREAM CRAZY BIG, with a commitment to ACTION,
the world changes!

Frank Zeidler Award
Rev. Tonen O’Connor, Resident Priest Emerita, Milwaukee Zen Center
For exceptional service to society through longtime direct work with those incarcerated within the state prison system across Wisconsin, decades of active participation and leadership with the Interfaith Conference’s Committee for Interfaith Understanding, and advancement of interreligious knowledge, tolerance, and friendship through extensive public speaking. She also currently coordinates the Milwaukee Zen Center’s prison program, serves on the Solitary Confinement Workgroup of WISDOM and on the Mpact Council of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, and tutors people new to this country in the English Language Learning program at Literacy Services of Wisconsin.

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ELLEN KRUG in Milwaukee
Nov
10
8:30 AM08:30

ELLEN KRUG in Milwaukee

ELLEN KRUG in Milwaukee

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Ellen Krug , while an Iowa civil trial attorney, transitioned from male to female in 2009.

The author of Getting to Ellen: A Memoir about Love, Honesty and Gender Change,

Ellie currently speaks, trains and consults on diversity and inclusion topics.

We are lucky to have her visit Milwaukee, talk about her experience

and train us in Grey Area Thinking,  a tool kit she developed for meeting people who don't act or look like "us".

November 10, 2018

8:30 – 9:00 am silent meditation

9:15 – 10:15 Grey Area Thinking -

10:30 – 12:00 pm Inclusivity Training

12:00 – 1:00 conversation

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Cooking Class with Rev. Edward Espe Brown
Oct
27
2:00 PM14:00

Cooking Class with Rev. Edward Espe Brown

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Edward Espe Brown:

Beginning with The Tassajara Bread Book in 1970 Edward Espe Brown has been inspiring cooks and bakers to wake up and realize their capacity to nourish themselves and others with their labors in the kitchen.

Ordained as a zen priest by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi in 1971, he has been leading meditation retreats and cooking classes for more than 30 years. He edited a book of Suzuki Roshi’s talks Not Always So that was published in 2001.

Along with zen and cooking he has been interested in poetry, yoga, qigong, Mindfulness Touch (hands-on healing), Liberation Through Handwriting Change, clowning, and improvisational theater.

The subject of a documentary movie How to Cook Your Life, directed by Doris Dörrie (2007), his Complete Tassajara Cookbook came out in September, 2009. His new book No Recipe, published by Sounds True, came out May 1st of 2018.

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Guided Meditation and Mindfulness Touch  with Rev. Edward Espe Brown
Oct
26
3:30 PM15:30

Guided Meditation and Mindfulness Touch with Rev. Edward Espe Brown

Guided Meditation and Mindfulness Touch  with Rev. Edward Espe Brown
Free. Teacher donations welcome.

Edward Espe Brown:

Beginning with The Tassajara Bread Book in 1970 Edward Espe Brown has been inspiring cooks and bakers to wake up and realize their capacity to nourish themselves and others with their labors in the kitchen.

Ordained as a zen priest by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi in 1971, he has been leading meditation retreats and cooking classes for more than 30 years. He edited a book of Suzuki Roshi’s talks Not Always So that was published in 2001.

Along with zen and cooking he has been interested in poetry, yoga, qigong, Mindfulness Touch (hands-on healing), Liberation Through Handwriting Change, clowning, and improvisational theater.

The subject of a documentary movie How to Cook Your Life, directed by Doris Dörrie (2007), his Complete Tassajara Cookbook came out in September, 2009. His new book No Recipe, published by Sounds True, came out May 1st of 2018.

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Half-Day Sitting, informal lunch
Oct
20
7:30 AM07:30

Half-Day Sitting, informal lunch

This is a great opportunity for all, including beginning practitioners, to try out a longer sitting.
Includes informal lunch.
Fee: $20 for non-members, member discounts apply.
Please, keep silence until after lunch.
Please, register by phone or email.

7:30 am  orientation for beginner practitioners
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

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One-Day Sesshin (incl. Oryoki Breakfast and Lunch)
Oct
6
7:30 AM07:30

One-Day Sesshin (incl. Oryoki Breakfast and Lunch)

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

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

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Half-Day Sit, informal lunch
Sep
15
7:30 AM07:30

Half-Day Sit, informal lunch

This is a great opportunity for all, including beginning practitioners, to try out a longer sitting.
Includes informal lunch.
Fee: $20 for non-members, member discounts apply.
Please, keep silence until after lunch.
Please, register by phone or email.

7:30 am  orientation for beginner practitioners
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

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Half-Day Sit
Jul
21
7:30 AM07:30

Half-Day Sit

This is a great opportunity for beginning practitioners and to try out a longer sitting.
Please, bring your own lunch this time.
Fee: $20 for non-members, member discounts apply.
Please, keep silence until after lunch.
Please, register by phone or email.

7:30 am  orientation for beginner practitioners
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

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