Sat. 6 September: Full Moon Ceremony & Annual Issan Memorial

This upcoming Saturday we will have our normal Saturday program with a Dharma talk at 10:15am provided by our Abbot, Rev Myo Lahey, followed by two short ceremonies commencing roughly at 11am.

buddhajayanti-11We will conduct a slightly compressed monthly renewal of our Bodhisattva vows, AKA full moon ceremony for the Full Corn or Full Harvest Moon, of September.

We will also observe, memorialize and celebrate the life of Rev Issan Dorsey and pay thanks to his many community and Dharma gifts. The first Abbot and founder for 57 Hartford Street as a Zen Center, as well as one of the visionaries, that with many people’s generosity and hard work, realized Maitri AIDS hospice.

Every Saturday we offer early morning zazen (seated meditation) at 6:30am, 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!


Meditation on Pain (Rev. Tanzen David Bullock)

Rev. David bullocks discusses his experience sitting with pain and the subsequent realization of the illusory nature of the self. He then talks about his experience with Hartford Street since the early days of its founding, his time studying under Issan Dorsey, and what led to his return to the temple.

One-Man Play About Issan Dorsey in Berlin

Following yesterday’s wonderful talk by Bernd Bender on the social practice of Zen, being yourself, and translating Street Zen into German, we found out that there is a man in Germany who was so inspired by Street Zen that he wrote a one-man play about our founder Issan Dorsey which he performed around the country! If you understand German or are just curious, check out the video below: