Apr
25
5:30 pm17:30

Spring Study Group - Genjo Koan

Join resident priest Reirin Gumbel for our next study group covering the Genjo Koan.  Genjōkōan, sometimes translated as Actualizing the Fundamental Point is an influential essay written by Dōgen, the founder of Zen Buddhism's Sōtō school in Japan.

Apr
29
7:30 am07:30

Centering on the Earth, A Zen Practice for Women

 Zazen and Service

9:15am, Reading Group

10:30pm – 1:30pm, Centering on the Earth,

A Zen Practice for Women

In this workshop, we will explore how the Earth can support our practice, and how we are supporting the Earth by our practice. This is especially relevant for women, and we apologize to our brothers for not being included this time.

Lunch will be included. Suggested donation $15 - 25

May
2
5:30 pm17:30

Spring Study Group - Genjo Koan

Join resident priest Reirin Gumbel for our next study group covering the Genjo Koan.  Genjōkōan, sometimes translated as Actualizing the Fundamental Point is an influential essay written by Dōgen, the founder of Zen Buddhism's Sōtō school in Japan.

May
9
5:30 pm17:30

Spring Study Group - Genjo Koan

Join resident priest Reirin Gumbel for our next study group covering the Genjo Koan.  Genjōkōan, sometimes translated as Actualizing the Fundamental Point is an influential essay written by Dōgen, the founder of Zen Buddhism's Sōtō school in Japan.

 

 

May
13
7:30 am07:30

Zazen with Oryoki Practice and Reading Group

Please join us for Zazen Practice with Oryoki Breakfast every second and fourth Saturday of the Month.

7:30 am   Zazen
8:00    Kinhin
8:10    Zazen
8:40    Service
9:00    Oryoki Breakfast
9:30    Work
10:00    Reading Group

 

May
16
5:30 pm17:30

Spring Study Group - Genjo Koan

Join resident priest Reirin Gumbel for our next study group covering the Genjo Koan.  Genjōkōan, sometimes translated as Actualizing the Fundamental Point is an influential essay written by Dōgen, the founder of Zen Buddhism's Sōtō school in Japan.

May
20
7:30 am07:30

Half Day Sit

Please join us for our bi-monthly half day sit.  Deepen your practice with this insightful practice.

7:30 am Orientation
8:00 Zazen

8:30    Kinhin
8:40    Zazen
9:10    Kinhin
9:20    Zazen
9:50    Moving Meditation
10:10    Break
10:20    Dharma Talk
10:40    Fast Walking
10:50    Zazen
11:20    Kinhin
11:50    Zazen
12:20 pm    Service
12:30    Lunch
1:00    Q&A, Conversation

 

May
23
5:30 pm17:30

Spring Study Group - Genjo Koan

Join resident priest Reirin Gumbel for our next study group covering the Genjo Koan.  Genjōkōan, sometimes translated as Actualizing the Fundamental Point is an influential essay written by Dōgen, the founder of Zen Buddhism's Sōtō school in Japan.

May
27
7:30 am07:30

Zazen with Oryoki Practice and Reading Group

 

Please join us for Zazen Practice with Oryoki Breakfast every second and fourth Saturday of the Month.

7:30 am   Zazen
8:00    Kinhin
8:10    Zazen
8:40    Service
9:00    Oryoki Breakfast
9:30    Work
10:00    Reading Group

 

 


Apr
22
7:30 am07:30

Zazen with Oryoki Practice and Reading Group

Please join us for Zazen Practice with Oryoki Breakfast every second and fourth Saturday of the Month.

7:30 am   Zazen
8:00    Kinhin
8:10    Zazen
8:40    Service
9:00    Oryoki Breakfast
9:30    Work
10:00    Reading Group

Apr
18
5:30 pm17:30

Study Group - Genjo Koan

Join resident priest Reirin Gumbel for our next study group covering the Genjo Koan.  Genjōkōan, sometimes translated as Actualizing the Fundamental Point is an influential essay written by Dōgen, the founder of Zen Buddhism's Sōtō school in Japan.

Apr
15
7:30 am07:30

Half-Day Sitting

Join us for a half day sit on Tax Day!

7:30 am    Orientation
8:00    Zazen
8:30    Kinhin
8:40    Zazen
9:10    Kinhin
9:20    Zazen
9:50    Moving Meditation
10:10    Break
10:20    Dharma Talk
10:40    Fast Walking
10:50    Zazen
11:20    Kinhin
11:30  Zazen
12:00 pm    Service
12:15  Lunch
12:30  Q&A, Conversation

 

 

Apr
11
5:30 pm17:30

Spring Study Group - Genjo Koan

Join resident priest Reirin Gumbel for our next study group covering the Genjo Koan.  Genjōkōan, sometimes translated as Actualizing the Fundamental Point is an influential essay written by Dōgen, the founder of Zen Buddhism's Sōtō school in Japan.

Apr
8
11:30 am11:30

Buddha's Birthday

Buddha's Birthday, a celebration of universal awakening.

Join us in chanting, making offerings including birthday cake, bathing the baby buddha with sweet water, and enjoying the company of the sangha members with tea and refreshments. 

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Apr
8
7:30 am07:30

Zazen with Oryoki Practice and Reading Group

Please join us for Zazen Practice with Oryoki Breakfast every second and fourth Saturday of the Month.

7:30 am   Zazen
8:00    Kinhin
8:10    Zazen
8:40    Service
9:00    Oryoki Breakfast
9:30    Work
10:00    Reading Group

 

Apr
4
5:30 pm17:30

Spring Study Group - Genjo Koan

Join resident priest Reirin Gumbel for our next study group covering the Genjo Koan.  Genjōkōan, sometimes translated as Actualizing the Fundamental Point is an influential essay written by Dōgen, the founder of Zen Buddhism's Sōtō school in Japan.

Apr
1
10:15 am10:15

Work Day

Come help with projects and cleaning at the zen center; it will be a fun day with our community!

Mar
25
7:30 am07:30

Zazen with Oryoki Practice and Reading Group

Please join us for Zazen Practice with Oryoki Breakfast every second and fourth Saturday of the Month.

7:30 am   Zazen
8:00    Kinhin
8:10    Zazen
8:40    Service
9:00    Oryoki Breakfast
9:30    Work
10:00    Reading Group

Mar
21
6:30 pm18:30

Vernal Equinox Celebration

Join us for the Vernal Equinox Celebration at the Milwaukee Zen Center!

You may bring poems and songs of the season.

 Refreshments will be served

Children welcome!

Mar
18
7:30 am07:30

Half Day Sit

Please join us in a half-day sit
7:30 am    Orientation
8:00    Zazen
8:30    Kinhin
8:40    Zazen
9:10    Kinhin
9:20    Zazen
9:50    Moving Meditation
10:10    Break
10:20    Dharma Talk
10:40    Fast Walking
10:50    Zazen
11:20    Kinhin
11:30    Zazen
12:00 pm    Service
12:15    Lunch
1:00    Q&A, Conversation

Mar
11
7:30 am07:30

Zazen with Oryoki Practice and Reading Group

Please join us for Zazen Practice with Oryoki Breakfast every second and fourth Saturday of the Month.

7:30 am   Zazen
8:00    Kinhin
8:10    Zazen
8:40    Service
9:00    Oryoki Breakfast
9:30    Work
10:00    Reading Group

Mar
4
9:15 am09:15

Annual Members' Meeting - All are Welcome!

MZC's annual meeting is scheduled for March 4th at 9:15 AM.

Agenda will include the adoption of a mission statement for the center, election of the next board of directors and other business.  All are invited; dues paid members are eligible to vote.  

Feb
28
5:30 pm17:30

Study group on the Vimalakirti Sutra

We will be using Robert Thurman's translation from the Tibetan:
The Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti, please bring your own copy.


This text is extremely profound, and at the same time approachable and especially significant for us nowadays, as Vimalakirti was a lay practitioner. It does not only show that lay people can be enlightened, but also females' capacity to be awake, which was not always understood.

There will be 8 classes on Tuesdays, from 5:30 pm until 7 pm, starting on January 10, 2017.
Suggested donation per class is $10–$15, sustaining members free.

Feb
26
9:15 am09:15

Guest Speaker Dharma Talk - "Prajna and Us"

Please join us for Zazen and Special Guest Speaker Dharma talk "Prajna and Us"

9:15 am Zazen Instruction

9:30 Zazen

10:00 Kinhin

10:20 Dharma Talk - Tonen O'Connor "Prajna and Us" 

11:00 Tea and Conversation

Feb
21
5:30 pm17:30

Study group on the Vimalakirti Sutra

We will be using Robert Thurman's translation from the Tibetan:
The Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti, please bring your own copy.


This text is extremely profound, and at the same time approachable and especially significant for us nowadays, as Vimalakirti was a lay practitioner. It does not only show that lay people can be enlightened, but also females' capacity to be awake, which was not always understood.

There will be 8 classes on Tuesdays, from 5:30 pm until 7 pm, starting on January 10, 2017.
Suggested donation per class is $10–$15, sustaining members free.

Feb
19
9:15 am09:15

Dharma Talk - Verses from the Hsin Hsin Ming

Please join us for Zazen and Dharma talk "Verses from the Hsin Hsin Ming"

9:15 am Zazen Instruction

9:30 Zazen

10:00 Kinhin

10:20 Dharma Talk - Reirin Gumbel "Verses from the Hsin Hsin Ming" 

11:00 Tea and Conversation

Feb
18
7:30 am07:30

Half Day Sit - Zazen and Dharma Talk

Please join us for a half day sit at Milwaukee Zen Center this Saturday!

7:30 am    Orientation
8:00    Zazen
8:30    Kinhin
8:40    Zazen
9:10    Kinhin
9:20    Zazen
9:50    Moving Meditation
10:10    Break
10:20    Dharma Talk
10:40    Fast Walking
10:50    Zazen
11:20    Kinhin
11:50    Zazen
12:20 pm    Service
12:30    Lunch
1:00    Q&A, Conversation

Feb
15
7:15 pm19:15

Parinirvana Ceremony​

Parinirvana Ceremon - 

This ceremony commemorates the Parinirvana (passing on) of the Buddha. It includes a narration and the chanting of the Heart Sutra.

Feb
14
5:30 pm17:30

Study group on the Vimalakirti Sutra

We will be using Robert Thurman's translation from the Tibetan:
The Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti, please bring your own copy.


This text is extremely profound, and at the same time approachable and especially significant for us nowadays, as Vimalakirti was a lay practitioner. It does not only show that lay people can be enlightened, but also females' capacity to be awake, which was not always understood.

There will be 8 classes on Tuesdays, from 5:30 pm until 7 pm, starting on January 10, 2017.
Suggested donation per class is $10–$15, sustaining members free.