Sundays in the Garden
Join us from 10 - 12 each Sunday for some good outdoor garden work: pruning, digging, planting, mulching, raking, path maintenance, and general clean-up!
All-Sangha Work Day | Saturday, March 7, 2015
- 8:00 am Informal Zazen (classroom)
- 8:00 am Beginner’s Instruction
- 9:15 am Zazen & Service
- 10:00 am Work Meeting
- 1:00 pm Pizza!!
Zen and Emotional Balance
A Workshop on Buddhist Psychology with Koji Dreher
Saturday, March 14, 2015 From 1 - 5pm
Cost: $45 Members/ $60 Others
What does sitting still have to do with the cultivation of compassion and stability in our daily lives? In this afternoon workshop we will learn basic Buddhist psychology and we will map our emotional experiences with the help of Buddha's teachings on cause and effect. Moving towards an understanding of how we create and relate to our world, we foster a balanced worldview. Read More and Sign Up online ...
Practice in Daily Life Retreat: led by Kosho McCall
The Zen practice of Merging Difference & Sameness
Monday through Friday, March 23—27, 2015
Cost: $70 for members, $80 for others
Participants agree to come to:
Monday-Friday Mornings: 6 or 6:45am zazen.
Monday—Friday Evenings: 7- 8:30 pm brief Dharma talk & discussion, ending with zazen.
Sandokai, the poem chanted every day in Zen monasteries describes the radical and surprising importance of our often mistaken perceptions of Difference and Sameness in our daily journey of spiritual transformation.
This retreat will focus on the perils and pitfalls inherent in these two powerful forces as well as their glory and wonder.
This retreat is especially for those who want to better incorporate their Zen practice into their daily life and work. Read More and Sign Up online ...
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) All are invited to the Wednesday night book group. We are reading A Heart Full of Peace by Joseph Goldstein. This week we will be reading from "Opening to Compassion" to "Clear Sky, Open Mind" (pages 23-46). We meet in the classroom (upstairs and to the right) from 7:00–8:15 pm. We meditate for fifteen minutes, then read a selection from the chapter and discuss it, and conclude with another fifteen minute meditation. Read more...