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September 2017

Fall Ango – 100 Day Practice Period

September 10 @ 10:00 am - December 3 @ 5:00 pm
Rural Retreat, Triangle Lake OR United States + Google Map
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Ango is a traditional time of concentrated Zen practice marked by an increased commitment to zazen practice, service and study together. Through 100 days of vow, people develop a deeper understanding of how Zen functions in one’s life. While there are minimum requirements for participation, each person tailors their vows to adapt to their own life circumstances. By supporting one another amidst the joys and challenges of daily life, members learn from one another and experience the warm support and…

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October 2017

Introduction to Zen Practice for Beginners

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zen West, 981 Fillmore St.
Eugene, OR
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Whether you've been coming to weekly meditation and have questions, or are completely new to Zen, this informal class is for you. Find out more about the purpose of zendo rituals like bowing, the meaning of the Zen "bibs," how to work with common obstacles in meditation, and what some words mean like "sanzen" and "kinhin." The class will be tailored to the questions of those present. The following subjects will be addressed depending upon the time available. Tea and…

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Retreat for Releasing Harmful Karma and Segaki Celebration

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Rural Retreat, Triangle Lake OR United States + Google Map
$50

The daytime retreat involves meditation and individual exercises in a safe setting aimed at releasing difficult karma, past regrets, broken relationship, and harmful actions taken in the name of one's group affiliation.  In the evening, we invite others in the community to join the retreat participants  for a potluck dinner and our annual Segaki celebration (see description below) where we honor those who have died in the past year and let go of harmful karma. Retreat Schedule 10:00 AM -…

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Zen of Dreams

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Zen West, 981 Fillmore St.
Eugene, OR
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$50

The Dharma of Your Dreams Studying our dreams opens us up to a dimension of practice that addresses our obstacles, our wisdom, and our relationship to the ephemeral nature of consciousness all at once. The evocative imagery, from hilarious to haunting, reliably shows us where we're blocked in practice and how our own inherent wisdom arises to meet these perceived obstacles. This workshop-like retreat will give participants an opportunity to explore several dreams together, and engage practices that help uncover…

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One Day Zen Retreat

October 29 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Zen West, 981 Fillmore St.
Eugene, OR
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$40

Come join us for a day of meditation cultivating mindful presence. By putting aside our usual busy multitasking mind, we begin to open up our awareness of the life that surrounds us and listen deeply to our own direct experience. Many practitioners find that that these retreats significantly deepen their relationship to meditation and understanding of how zazen informs daily life. One day retreats are suitable to newcomers and celebrates the mind of the beginner. The day begins with complete…

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November 2017

Dharma Art Workshop

November 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Zen West, 981 Fillmore St.
Eugene, OR
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Donations gratefully received

Come join us for regular study of the dharma through the play and imagery of art led by experienced artist Senkei Robertson. Through the imagination and intuitive work of the hands, we often discover some aspect of practice or Buddhist teachings that have otherwise eluded us. These gartherings are also meant to be a time to gather in a relaxed way, enjoying friendship and connection. No experience is necessary. Practice begins with a half hour guided meditation on our theme…

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February 2018

Winter Study Group

February 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - April 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Zen West, 981 Fillmore St.
Eugene, OR
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Donations gratefully received

Our annual study group is an excellent way to deepen your practice beyond weekly attendance, to look into the way in which zazen and the Buddha's teachings influences our day to day lives. The small study group offers support and insight from others who are also asking the same questions on how to live in an awakened way under the particular  circumstances we each experience. While our fall Ango period focuses on the theme of zazen, personal koan, and the…

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