Yoga at AZC--Six Week Yoga Beginners Series.
Sundays, August 23--September 27 7:30-8:30 pm
Cost: $50 members / $60 nonmembers--includes all six
classes. Scholarships available. All fees go to support AZC.
Yoga practice can increase mental/emotional awareness and stability, as well as helping to build physical strength and flexibility. Yoga is a wonderful complement to--and preparation for--Zen meditation practice.
This six-week class is an introduction to the practice of yoga, and is appropriate for all levels, from first-timers through intermediate/advanced practitioners. All are welcome! The class will provide a well-rounded introduction to the basic practices of yoga, with a focus on fundamental poses (asanas). The class will be taught by a certified, RYT 200 yoga teacher, who also has a regular meditation practice.
Details: Please arrive several minutes in advance of class, wear loose-fitting or athletic clothes, and if you can, bring your yoga mat (a very limited number will be available for rental for $5).
Space is limited, so sign up now! (AZC web site or call the office at call the office at (512) 452-5777)Read more...
Full Moon Ceremony
Wed. September 2, 2015 6:45 - 7:15
No sign-up necessary.
The Full Moon Precepts Ceremony helps us reaffirm our vow to live for the benefit of all living beings. This vow is guided by our practice of the Bodhisattva Precepts. All are welcome.
Polishing the Eternal Mirror: One-Day Zen Retreat
Sunday September 20 2015 9am to 4 pm 2015
Led by: Cloud Mountain Graham Ross
Cost: $50 members / $70 nonmembers
To register call the AZC office at 512-452-5777, sign up in the AZC foyer, or on the AZC website. If you have specific questions about the format of this retreat, contact Rev. Graham Ross at email@example.com.
- 9:00 Orientation
- 9:30 Zazen
- 10:00 Kinhin
- 10:10 Zazen
- 10:40 Kinhin
- 10:50 Zazen
- 11:20 Kinhin
- 11:30 Dharma Talk
- 12:00 Kinhin
- 12:10 Zazen
- 12:50 Bag Lunch
- 2:00 Zazen & Dharma Talk
- 2:30 Kinhin
- 2:40 Zazen
- 3:10 Kinhin
- 3:20 Zazen
- 3:40 Closing Circle
- 4:00 Refuges & Retreat Close
Birding with Buddha: Contemplative Observation in Nature
4 Sundays w/ Georgia Harper: Oct. 25th - Nov. 15th 9:30-11:30 am
Cost: $40 members / $60 nonmembers
- Oct. 25 - Intro to contemplative observation
- Nov. 1 - Listening to birds' sounds
- Nov. 8 - Observing habitat, behavior & physical characteristics of birds
- Nov. 15 - Attending to colors & field marks
Participation will be limited to 8 individuals
Two out of five Americans are birdwatchers. That amounts to more than 100 million people. Some of them are probably like me. One day my interest in meditation bumped into my interest in the natural world. I wondered what might happen if I meditated on a bird. I began to explore the idea. In short order, I discovered contemplative birding.
I would like to share this way of being with nature with those who are interested in contemplative practice in the field. If you would like to attend four outdoor classes, where we will learn contemplative observation, practice it, reflect on our observations and discuss the practice, please sign up!
The text for the course is Birding with Buddha, available for free through the iBookstore. At the end of our four classes together, your contemplative observation skills will be all tuned up and ready to go for fall, winter and spring in Central Texas!
To register call the AZC office at 512-452-5777, sign up in the AZC foyer, or on the AZC website. For Georgia firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up...
Donations Requested for Disaster Relief!
Austin Disaster Relief Network, (www.adrntx.org/
) is collecting donations for flood victims in Wimberley, San Marcos and surrounding areas. The ADR Network has stopped taking items because their warehouse is full and they have switched to accepting only money donations for rebuilding efforts. If you would like to contribute financially to Austin Disaster Relief efforts please visit their donation page
Thank you so much for any help.
AZC Zen Writing
Every Tuesday 7 – 8:30 pm.
Free (suggested 5.00 donation gratefully accepted). Our meeting involves a short meditation, thirty minutes of writing in response to a prompt, and sharing writing (for those who want to share). For a little over an hour each Tuesday evening, members of this group focus on the process of connecting with their present experience and putting pen to paper to see what unfolds. Rather than being another thing to “get right,” writing becomes a dynamic practice and an expression of our alive experience in the moment. Read more...
Prison BuddhaPals program
This program is in need of volunteers who would write about the Dharma to incarcerated individuals. To learn about this program, check the Outreach section of the AZC website. We have a long wait list of prisoners who are interested in the Buddhadharma.
AZC Book Group
Every Wednesday 7:00 – 8:30 pm. | led by Dharma Teacher Glenn Noblin
Free (suggested 5.00 donation gratefully accepted). We are starting to read "Lessons From The Dying" by Rodney Smith. We meet in the classroom (upstairs and to the right) from 7:00–8:30pm. This week we will be reading Chapter 2, "Seeing Things As They Are". We meditate for fifteen minutes, then read a selection and discuss it, and conclude with another fifteen minute meditation. On August 19, we will be starting a new book,"Lessons From The Dying" by Rodney Smith. Read more...