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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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Donations gratefully received

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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October 2017

Zazenkai: One Day Zen Retreat

October 29, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Zen West, 981 Fillmore St.
Eugene, OR
$50

Zazenkai means "day of zazen." 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.…

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March 2018

One Day Silent Retreat followed by Jukai

March 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Zen West, 981 Fillmore St.
Eugene, OR
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$30

This day long silent retreat is dedicated to our commitment to practice for the care of all life however we experience this. The evening will end with a Jukai ceremony during which several members will formally enter the Buddhist path of practice. Please come to support and witness their vows. While we engage the ritual Zen activities of zazen, walking meditation, mindful work and eating, teachings will be offered on the meaning of the upcoming Jukai ceremony, including themes of…

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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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January 2019

16 Bodhisattva Precepts – Buddhist Ethics Class Series

January 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Zen West, 981 Fillmore St.
Eugene, OR
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This is a free series open to all - for those interested in integrating ethical action based on Buddhist teachings as well as those considering formally receiving the 16 Bodhisattva Precepts. Hour and half classes are led by Seido and a senior student - they include study booklet and additional resources. Half the time will be spent in direct teaching and the other half engaging questions and discussion. The topic for each class is as follows: I. Working with Karmic…

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16 Bodhisattva Precepts – Buddhist Ethics Class Series

January 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on January 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on January 16, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on January 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on February 6, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Zen West, 981 Fillmore St.
Eugene, OR
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This is a free series open to all - for those interested in integrating ethical action based on Buddhist teachings as well as those considering formally receiving the 16 Bodhisattva Precepts. Hour and half classes are led by Seido and a senior student - they include study booklet and additional resources. Half the time will be spent in direct teaching and the other half engaging questions and discussion. The topic for each class is as follows: I. Working with Karmic…

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16 Bodhisattva Precepts – Buddhist Ethics Class Series

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on January 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on January 16, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on January 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on February 6, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Zen West, 981 Fillmore St.
Eugene, OR
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This is a free series open to all - for those interested in integrating ethical action based on Buddhist teachings as well as those considering formally receiving the 16 Bodhisattva Precepts. Hour and half classes are led by Seido and a senior student - they include study booklet and additional resources. Half the time will be spent in direct teaching and the other half engaging questions and discussion. The topic for each class is as follows: I. Working with Karmic…

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February 2019

16 Bodhisattva Precepts – Buddhist Ethics Class Series

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on January 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on January 16, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on January 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on February 6, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Zen West, 981 Fillmore St.
Eugene, OR
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This is a free series open to all - for those interested in integrating ethical action based on Buddhist teachings as well as those considering formally receiving the 16 Bodhisattva Precepts. Hour and half classes are led by Seido and a senior student - they include study booklet and additional resources. Half the time will be spent in direct teaching and the other half engaging questions and discussion. The topic for each class is as follows: I. Working with Karmic…

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March 2019

Winter Study Group

March 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on March 17, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on April 14, 2019 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 2019

Winter Study Group

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on March 17, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on April 14, 2019 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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November 2019

The Zen of Dreams Workshop

November 16 @ 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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