Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (officially Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.) is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King’s birthday, January 15. The holiday is similar to holidays set under the Uniform Monday Holiday Act.
King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The campaign for a federal holiday in King’s honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed three years later. At first, some states resisted observing the holiday as such, giving it alternative names or combining it with other holidays. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000.
Enjoy the holiday & we will see you Tuesday!
please have a safe and joy filled holiday and we will see you soon, also please know we have a new years event starting the evening of Dec 31st into very early hour of 2017, more info to come!
Hartford Street ZC will be closed on Fri., Nov 11th in honor of our veterans and this day of observance in peaceful gratitude.
Thank you for your service, we send our support for all of our service people/individuals on this day and all days.
We hope to see you all home soon.
We’ll observe a holiday Monday in recognition of the disaster that befell the first Americans subsequent to the arrival of the European powers. Our usual schedule will resume with 6 a.m. zazen on Tuesday, 11 October.
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.
As is our custom, we’ll be closed all day Monday, 4 July, in observance of the national holiday. Our regular schedule of seated meditation, walking, and chanting will resume at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, 5 July. Please have a safe and enjoyable holiday, everyone!
Our Meditation Hall (J. zendo) will be closed all day Monday, 30 May, in observance of the national holiday. The regular schedule of seated meditation (J. zazen) will resume at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, 31 May. Have an enjoyable holiday, everyone!
Tomorrow, 28 April, we will likely be closed through the morning schedule. All are agreed hereabouts that it is undesirable to announce Dharma practice events and then not have them, but we are so short of hands for the next week that it is likely unavoidable. We truly apologize for this inconvenience. Evening zazen, however, will take place as usual at 6pm, followed by study hour at 7:30.