Winter Closures – 2017-18

Holiday Closures

December 2017: 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th

January 2018: 1st, 2nd

We’ll take a break from our stalwart zendo practice on the days noted above, so stay home by the fire and do some cozy sitting there, just for fun. Watch for a notice about our traditional New Year’s Eve event, which will start on December 31 at about 7:30 p.m. NOTE: If you attend one of the other groups that meet here independently of the usual zendo schedule, check with them to find out if they will hold their regular get-togethers. Have happy and safe holidays, everyone!


Guest Speaker: Jamie Howell

Please join us for a talk by Jamie, who has received Lay-Entrustment from Rev. Dairyu Michael Wenger. In addition to being a long-time Zen practitioner, Rev. Jamie is real-estate expert and an enthusiastic soccer coach. There’ll be zazen (seated meditation) at 9:25 a.m., with the talk to follow, and then tea and cookies will be served in the living room. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Veterans Day: Zendo CLOSED

We’ll continue our custom of observing the national holidays by closing the zendo (meditation hall) all day Friday, 10 November. Our regular schedule of zazen (seated meditation) will resume Saturday morning, 11 November, at 6:30 a.m.

Hallowe’en/Samhain Closure

In the spirit of the season, our zendō will be CLOSED the evening of Tuesday, 31 October (Hallowe’en), and all day Wednesday, 1 November (Feast of All Saints). We’ll resume our regular schedule of zazen and chanting at 6am Thursday, 2 November. Have a safe and enjoyable Samhain, everyone!

NOTE: No 7am Zazen Monday, 3 October

castrofair-e1443746264593 We’ll take the morning off tomorrow, allowing for the intense atmosphere of the Faire and its tendency to keep us up very late, due to the ambient noise and bustle. Evening zazen WILL take place at 6pm tomorrow, as usual.