Study Hour – Every Thursday 7:30pm
We are currently reading The Book of Serenity compiled in China in the twelfth century and recently translated into English by Thomas Cleary. There are books to share for anyone who wants to join in. Check the homepage for any changes in schedule.
Writing Workshop with Bruce Boone, See Website for the next scheduled meet time
Please join us for the Writers workshop with Bruce Boone published author, and bring some writing you have done to share with the group to discuss and workshop.Bruce Boone is the author of Century of Clouds, My Walk with Bob, The Truth about Ted, and LaFontaine (in collaboration with Robert Glück), and his writing was foundational to the New Narrative movement. He has also translated works by Georges Bataille, Pascale Quignard, and Jean-Francois Lyotard.
This is an open house format & welcome to anyone who wished to join.
Full Moon Ceremonies - Saturday mornings closest to the full moon – check main page for date
One of the most ancient traditions in Buddhism, it is a monthly renewal of the bodhisattva precepts in which we confess our delusions, acknowledge our ancient, twisted karma, and pay homage to buddhas and ancestors. Everyone is welcome to attend. The chants are call-and-response; a sample text of the ceremony from SFZC can be seen here. Check the homepage for upcoming dates.
Saturday Night open sitting, discussion & social time- Currently not in progress (hoping soon!), keep checking site for updates.
Sangha Social Sundays – Check site main page for scheduled events
See the website main page for the next upcoming retreat. Often they are scheduled for the first Saturday of a month for a half or full day; and a multi-day annual retreat is held each winter season (December) for the “Annual Winter Light Retreat” and usually including Rohatsu.
See main website page for next scheduled council.
We’ve formed council with the intention and hope of building a forum to continue to talk of and discuss with each other – and with the sangha at large – for issues, concerns, questions and conflicts which have been challenging – or downright hard to talk about. 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!
Check the main website page for our next scheduled meeting.
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 and healing. All are welcome!
Sewing Abbots Robe – Every other Saturday at 11:30am for roughly an hour
Every other Saturday rotation is - 2013: Apr 20, May 18, Jun 8, 22, Jul 6,20… until it is all sewed!
Board of Director meetings - Second Wednesday of each month.