Still a relatively new year. A poem written and shared at our annual Buddha's Enlightenment Day ceremony in December by Zen Master Jeong Ji:
May we be well this coming year.
May we find joy at every bend in the
unknown road, knowing
that we are emissaries of the cosmos
and agents of incomparable change.
And if it should happen that we are not
well for a time, now is still
our time. In the midst of that
contentious love and chaos, may we
in listening; may our attention flower
into a bright awakening for all.
- Zen Master Jeong Ji
[11/29/16] Please join Blue Heron Zen Community on Sunday, 12/11, for our annual Buddha's Enlightenment Day, Seattle, when we celebrate Shakyamuni Buddha's enlightenment. Friends and family members are warmly welcome to attend. 9:30am - Ceremony, 10:30am - Vegetarian Potluck.
Another great silent meditation hike yesterday. And no rain! A full day of beauty and solitude in the forest. Check the Blue Heron Zen Community calendar for upcoming hikes.
Amidst the busyness of the season, join Blue Heron Zen Community for a silent meditation day hike on 11/26. We’ll meet at Blue Heron/Seattle and carpool. See the Blue Heron website calendar for details. Heavy rain cancels the hike.
This coming Sunday at Blue Heron Seattle:
Public dharma talk immediately after our regular 9am group practice on 11/27. A senior dharma teacher and Abbot Tom Campbell will give the introductory talk "Finding Your True Nature in Turbulent Times", and Zen Master Jeong Ji will answer questions from the audience. Everyone is welcome.
Everyone invited: Sunday, November 13, Fundamentals of Zen Practice, Seattle, 1pm
Discover the true nature of reality. Engage with the deepest questions about who we are and how we might be of service to this troubled world. Blue Heron Zen Community invites you to take up the challenge of training a beautifully clear mind in this free, 3-hour Fundamentals of Zen workshop. Pre-registration not necessary.
This week at BHZC:
Saturday, November 12, Tacoma Saturday Meditation, 9am
Join us Sat a.m. at United Church in University Place for a 3-hour meditation practice. Suggested donation is $5 for members, $8 for non-members; scholarships are available.
Sunday, November 13, Kong-an Interviews, Seattle, 9am
Zen Master Jeong Ji will give private kong-an interviews during regular group practice.
Sunday, November 13, Fundamentals of Zen Practice, Seattle, 1pm
Discover the true nature of reality. Engage with the deepest questions about who we are and how we might be of service to this troubled world. Blue Heron Zen Community invites you to take up the challenge of training a beautifully clear mind in this free, 3-hour Fundamentals of Zen workshop. Pre-registration is not necessary.
Fri-Sun, Oct 14-16, 3-Day Retreat with Zen Master Jeong Ji
Friday & Saturday : 6am - 8:30pm, Sunday : 6am - 3pm. Retreats offer a rare opportunity to let go of the demands of our busy lives and recognize our inherent compassion and wisdom through dedicated Zen training. Each day includes chanting, sitting and walking meditation, work practice, a private kong-an interview and formal vegetarian meals. See the BHZC website for details.
Please register online by Tuesday, October 11th. You may pay a $25 deposit or your full retreat payment + dana through PayPal.
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