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Zen West

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981 Fillmore St.
Eugene, OR

January 2017

Introduction to Zen Practice: Three Classes

January 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - January 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Zen West, 981 Fillmore St.
Eugene, OR
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Please join us for an introduction to Zen practice taught by Seido. Bring your beginner's mind! Although classes will be geared to newcomers, these ongoing points of practice offer an excellent reflection for experienced members to clarify their understanding of the following: Zen Meditation - Zazen, Unconditional Presence Basic Teachings - Freedom from Suffering & Teaching of Emptiness Ethics & Practice - Responsiveness to Circumstances Registration is not required, but helpful to get to know you more if you plan…

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September 2018

Zen 101: Introductory Workshop

September 23, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Zen West, 981 Fillmore St.
Eugene, OR
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$10

Whether you've been coming to weekly meditation and have questions, or are completely new to Zen, this workshop  is for you. Learn how to practice zazen, work with common obstacles in meditation, the purpose of zendo rituals like bowing, and mindfulness through "oryoki" - our traditional meal ritual. The workshop will include time to answer your particular questions about how to take up Zen practice. Tea and vegetarian lunch provided. Please register below and feel free to share some information…

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November 2019

The Zen of Dreams Workshop

November 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Zen West, 981 Fillmore St.
Eugene, OR
$50

The Dharma of Your Dreams Studying our dreams opens us up to a dimension of practice that confronts our karmic obstacles, invites our inherent wisdom, and penetrates our relationship to the ephemeral nature of consciousness. The evocative imagery, from bizarre 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…

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February 2020

Death and Dying Workshop

February 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Zen West, 981 Fillmore St.
Eugene, OR
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$50

This is a workshop for contemplating the reality and spiritual meaning of death and dying. During the day, we'll explore our fears, concerns, hopes and experience, considering our own passing and those around us. What does it mean to practice with death and dying? Through exercises, discussion and meditation, space will be made to confront a natural part of life we rarely turn attention towards. Beyond all odds, most of us secretly hope it won't happen to us.  And yet,…

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Winter Study Group

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Zen West, 981 Fillmore St.
Eugene, OR
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Our annual winter 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 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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March 2020

Winter Study Group

March 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on March 15, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on April 12, 2020 at 9:00 am

Zen West, 981 Fillmore St.
Eugene, OR
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Donations gratefully received

Our annual winter 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 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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April 2020

Winter Study Group

April 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on March 15, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on April 12, 2020 at 9:00 am

Zen West, 981 Fillmore St.
Eugene, OR
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Donations gratefully received

Our annual winter 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 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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May 2020

Online Zazenkai: One Day Zen Retreat

May 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Zen West, 981 Fillmore St.
Eugene, OR
$50

Zazenkai means "day of zazen." Come join us online for a day of meditation cultivating mindful presence at home with the support of others. By putting aside our usual worries, we begin to open up our awareness of the life that surrounds us and listen deeply to our own direct experience. Many practitioners rely upon these retreats that significantly deepen one's relationship to meditation and understanding of how zazen informs daily life. One day retreats are suitable to newcomers. The…

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