4th of July HSZC closed EXCEPT a holiday pic nic/pot luck @ 3pm

American-BuddhismHSZC will be closed Saturday July 4th 2015, with exception of a holiday pic nic/pot luck! 

We will provide veggie burgers, potato salad and beverages and ask you bring your favorite picnic food.  Please let us know if you plan to attend so we can have enough of what we will provide. Shoot us an email at: hszc108@yahoo.com or let David know in person.

We hope you can join us! 

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27 June two events! Full Moon Ceremony & Samu 作務 Garden Practice

Saturday, June 27 @ 11am it is our July 2015  full moon ceremony. This is the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. It was also often called the Full Thunder Moon, for the reason that thunderstorms are most frequent during this time. Another name for this month’s Moon was the Full Hay Moon
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and as such, it is our renewal of our Bodhisattva vows this upcoming Saturday morning after the Saturday Morning Dharma talk.

The ceremony takes about a half-hour and involves some thirty full prostrations, but simple standing bows are also all right if prostrations are too strenuous. All are welcome to join in this ceremony/celebration.

After Tea & some socializing around roughly noon, we are looking for assistance with a short garden samu work period from Noon to 3pm.

We will be primarily focused on the irrigation re-configuring for water conservation and some tidying up.  Please join us if you can!

Every Saturday we offer early morning zazen (seated meditation), morning service, a brief drop-in meditation instruction at 8:30am. And again zazen at 9:25 am. We wrap up with a dharma talk at 10:15am followed by ceremony when applicable and then right to social time, tea and cookies. Please join us!

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20 June @ 10:15am Guest Speaker – Ryuko, Laura Burges

fybRyuko, Laura Burges is a lay entrusted teacher in the Soto Zen tradition. A teacher of children for 27 years, her work has been featured in the PBS special The Digital Divide and in the book Teach Our Children Well. She is active in bringing mindfulness practices into elementary classrooms. Laura co-founded the Sangha in Recovery program at the San Francisco Zen Center and lectures and leads retreats at different practice centers in Northern California.

Every Saturday we offer early morning zazen (seated meditation), a brief drop-in meditation instruction at 8:30 am. And again zazen at 9:25 am. We wrap up with a dharma talk at 10:15 am followed by tea and cookies.

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Sat 13 June @10:15am – Dharma Colloquy, Peer Student Discussion

1515Join us for a peer student discussion lead by a long term Zen  practitioner while Rev Myo is attending the ASZB event in SF.

Every Saturday we offer early morning zazen (seated meditation), a brief drop-in meditation instruction at 8:30 am. And again zazen at 9:25 am. We wrap up with a dharma talk at 10:15 am followed by a ceremony if applicable, then tea and cookies with socializing. Please know you are welcome and invited as well  to any of our weekly schedule!

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Sat, June 13 – garden work effort for HSZC @noon

31856_385976528214_60064958214_3947341_732795_nWe are looking for assistance with a short garden work period from Noon to 3pm on June 13th.

We will be primarily focused on the irrigation re-configuring for water conservation and some tidying up.  Please join us if you can!

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30 May – back to our regular schedule & a Full Moon Ceremony!

May 30th we go back to our standard schedule & around 11am it is our June 2015  full moon ceremony. June is the full Strawberry Moon to the Algonquin tribes. however, in Europe they called it the Rose Moon. also named “strawberry” because of the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries comes each year during the month of june.6a012876a873f1970c01a73dd7fa9c970d

and as such, it is our renewal of our Bodhisattva vows this upcoming Saturday morning after the Saturday Morning Dharma talk.

The ceremony takes about a half-hour and involves some thirty full prostrations, but simple standing bows are also all right if prostrations are too strenuous. All are welcome to join in this ceremony/celebration.

Every Saturday we offer early morning zazen (seated meditation), morning service, a brief drop-in meditation instruction at 8:30am. And again zazen at 9:25 am. We wrap up with a dharma talk at 10:15am followed by ceremony when applicable and then right to social time, tea and cookies. Please join us!

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May 26 – 29 week and the Memorial Day holiday

Best Travel And Vacation In China - Giant Buddha - Statue RenovationWe will be closed for the holiday (Mem0rial day) Monday, May 25th and;

The week of May 26-29 we will only be offering the evening public schedule.  We will be open for our schedule’s evening Zazen and Chanting Service these days. We will be back to regular schedule as of May 30th.

Thank you and please have a safe holiday and we will see you soon!

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May 23rd @ 10:15am – Dharma talk by Daiko Tanzen, David Bullock

Join us this Saturday for  A talk at 10:15am offered by  Rev. Daiko Tanzen, David Bullock; Jizo_Bosatsu__Oth_._Insp._Webone of our current connections to the early days of Hartford Street’s Zen Center founding; the garden’s long term friend, current Board President and many other capacities past and present of HSZC (as well as the past Maitri); and he was ordained by the temple’s founder – Rev. Issan Dorsey.

Every Saturday we offer early morning zazen (seated meditation), a brief drop-in meditation instruction at 8:30 am. And again zazen at 9:25 am. We wrap up with a dharma talk at 10:15 am followed by a ceremony if applicable, then tea and cookies with socializing. Please know you are welcome and invited!

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