Just a reminder that the Hartford Street Zen Center is always closed on national holidays. Thus, we will be closed all day Monday, 19 January, in observance of the memorial day for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The normal schedule resumes with 6 a.m. zazen (seated meditation) Tuesday, 20 January.
Hartford Street Zen Center will be closed Dec 24-26 and be back to regular schedule on Saturday the 27th of December.
We will then have an altered schedule on the 31st of December for our New Year event (more info to come starts at 7:30pm on the 31st to mid-night starting a new year on Jan 1) and then closed again – Jan 1, 2015.
Please be aware of these changes and we hope to see you soon!
Please keep an eye on the weeks ahead, schedule, there are several adjustments. Easiest way is the newsletter and easiest access to that is our twitter page ( https://twitter.com/@Issanji ) You dont have to sign up to access this just “x” out of the sign up window.
We also are still asking in time for your 2014 taxes, for your financial support! Please support the temple and its lay community offerings, residential student and priests programs!
Easiest way to give: http://hszc.org/donate/
Please rejoin us for Study hour then! Thursday January 8th @ 7:30pm
And we hope to see you at Zazen and Saturday Dharma talks in the meantime!
Great Study Period, great Winter Light Retreat, great Shuso and many other ceremonies!
We will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday Nov 27th, and we will next meet for Study Hour on Dec 11th due to Thanksgiving followed by Winter Light Retreat.
Please join us for the Winter Light retreat (click here for more details on schedule) and rejoin us for Study Hour on December 11th.
For more details on pricing for the retreat and contact information to sign up, please see our most recent Newsletter on our twitter page (here)!
We hope to see you soon and often!
Bring a lunch!
The Study Period begins with a One Day Sitting on Saturday 25 October at 6:00am.
There will be two periods of zazen 6:00am and 6:50am,
10 minutes of Kinhin
then chanting service,
followed by 9:25am zazen,
10:15am Dharma talks and then the Sejiki Ceremony.
We will then move to a silent, brown bag lunch,
an afternoon sitting (zazen),
finishing with chanting mid-afternoon.
We hope that you will join us for any or as much of this Study period schedule as you can
and if you wish to formally sign up (so we plan your attendance) for meals and Teas for the study period, see the instruction here
. This schedule will end around 2pm.
Though ye are not many, ye who join us for morning sitting during the week, those of you who do, please note: We’ve selected the last Monday morning of each month as a time to be closed, with regular sitting resuming at 6 p.m. that evening. Initially, we had tried having this the case for months with no national holiday, but having the same arrangement for each month turns out to be less confusing for people. Thank you always for your ongoing support of our temple and its community.