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 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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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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Cooking Class with Rev. Edward Espe Brown
Oct
27
12:00 AM00:00

Cooking Class with Rev. Edward Espe Brown

(details will follow)

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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One-Day Sesshin (incl. Oryoki Breakfast and Lunch)
Nov
3
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 Sitting, informal lunch
Nov
17
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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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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Half-Day Sit, informal lunch
Jun
16
7:30 AM07:30

Half-Day Sit, informal lunch

This is a great opportunity for beginning practitioners and to try out a longer sitting.
$20 (please see our new fee structure)
Lunch will be provided
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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Dharma Talk - Ben Connelly: Inside Vasubandhu's Yogacara
Jun
3
10:15 AM10:15

Dharma Talk - Ben Connelly: Inside Vasubandhu's Yogacara

Ben Connelly: Inside Vasubandhu's Yogacara
DharmaTalk, Q&A and Book* Signing
Teacher's donation requested

A practical guide to a philosophy, a master, and a work that can transform modern life and  change how you see the world.

Ben is the author of Inside the Grass Hut. Living Shitou's Classic Zen Poem and Inside of Vasubandhu's Yogacara A Practitioner's Guide. We have studied both these texts with Ben's commentaries and are very pleased to have him here speaking about his insights. He will bring copies of the latest book and sign them for you.
Conversations continue over lunch. Donations are greatly appreciated!

*books will be for sale.

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One-Day Sit
Jun
2
7:30 AM07:30

One-Day Sit

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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Tue Class: Calligraphy & Sutra Copying (4/17-5/22)
May
22
5:30 PM17:30

Tue Class: Calligraphy & Sutra Copying (4/17-5/22)

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.

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Half-Day Sit, informal lunch
May
19
7:30 AM07:30

Half-Day Sit, informal lunch

This is a great opportunity for beginning practitioners and to try out a longer sitting.
$20 (please see our new fee structure)
Lunch will be provided
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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Tue Class: Calligraphy & Sutra Copying (4/17-5/22)
May
15
5:30 PM17:30

Tue Class: Calligraphy & Sutra Copying (4/17-5/22)

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.

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Tue Class: Calligraphy & Sutra Copying (4/17-5/22)
May
8
5:30 PM17:30

Tue Class: Calligraphy & Sutra Copying (4/17-5/22)

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.

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May
5
9:00 AM09:00

Unitarian Universalist Buddhist Fellowship (UUBF) MidAmerica Regional Retreat

  • Lake County Unitarian Universalist Church (LCUUC) (map)
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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.

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Tuesday Class: Calligraphy & Sutra Copying (4/17-5/22)
May
1
5:30 PM17:30

Tuesday Class: Calligraphy & Sutra Copying (4/17-5/22)

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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