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The Hartford Street Zen Center Sangha Council will occur post Buddha’s Birthday event and a quick break for lunch: We’ve formed council as a forum to continue to talk of and discuss with each other – and with the sangha at large – issues, concerns, questions and conflicts which have been challenging – downright hard to talk about or never seem to have an appropriate time we are all together to discuss. We’ll use a practice model of working with each other with the most skillful speech we can access. This is a great opportunity also for those who haven’t been around lately to reengage and be a part of the present and future Hartford Street!
Our next meeting will be on Saturday 12:30pm to 2:30pm, May 4, 2013 for 120 minutes (with a break included).
We’re continuing this format that is flexible enough for a diversity of needs. This session will be facilitated by Beata Chapman, a long time member and Board president of the Santa Cruz Zen Center. She is knowledgeable about many aspects of zen communities. The scaffold we’ll be working from is based on the Council process developed by the Ojai Foundation.
You do not need to have an ‘issue’ or overt concern to attend. Council is sangha building, connection and healing. All are welcome!
If you have questions regarding this, call Peter Goetz at 510.595.1281. If you’d like a copy of the Ojai Foundation guidelines for Council process, email Peter at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will have another delightful visit and talk from Ayya Anandabodhi and Sister Jayati (last visited in January 2013). Our original scheduled talk lead by Ayya Santacitta will be postponed to a future date. Ayya Santacitta’s father Josef Bayer recently passed beyond peacefully in hospital in Austria, with his loving wife by his bedside. He was 84 and had been ill for some time.
Our deepest condolences; intentions sent for safe travel and wishing a beautiful reflection of memories and commemoration of life to Ayya Santacitta, family, friends, the Aloka Vihara and Saranaloka Sangha and we look forward to seeing her as soon as we can reschedule. For now she is traveling to Austria to be with her family.
Please still plan to join us this Saturday as Ayya Anandabodhi graciously offered to step in and provide our Dharma (Dhamma) talk, who we enjoyed tremendously in the recent past.
Enjoy the colored eggs, baby animals & spring celebrations and your bunny sleep!
We will see you bright and early for zazen again starting the morning of April 2nd.
Be well and we will see you soon!
We’ll observe the annual memorial for Dr. King on Monday, 21 January, so there won’t be the regular periods of zazen (seated meditation). Please join us again Tuesday, 22 January, beginning at 6:00 a.m., as usual.
Don’t forget that you’re invited to our traditional New Year’s Eve event on 31 December, starting about 7:30 p.m. PLEASE NOTE, however, that there won’t be the usual morning or evening zazen sessions on the 31st. Afterwards the zendo will be closed all day Tuesday and Wednesday 1 and 2 January. Happy New Year to all!
Please rejoin us for our regular schedule as of Dec 27th and have a safe and equanimous few days or if you celebrate… Holiday!
HSZC will house a pot luck dinner on December 25th for those who are around. Please see our facebook page post on Dec 16th for details!
We’ll observe the national holiday this coming Monday, and the zendo will be closed all day. The regular schedule resumes with 6 a.m. zazen (seated meditation) on Tuesday the 4th. Please have a safe and enjoyable holiday, everyone.
This coming Saturday, we’ll have a 40-minute period of zazen beginning at 8:30am, in place of the Saturday early morning schedule (see link) which ordinarily begins at 6:30am. While there won’t be the 8:30 a.m. instruction period that day, the 9:25 a.m. period of sitting and the 10:15 a.m. Dharma talk will take place as usual. Following the Dharma talk, we’ll celebrate the monthly Full-Moon Bodhisattva ceremony. Every one is welcome to attend, of whatever level of practice experience. Don’t miss this occasion to anchor your weekend firmly in body-and-mind study of the Buddha Way.