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Garden Work Practice 8:00 am
Garden Work Practice
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Garden Work Practice @ Austin Zen Center | Austin | Texas | United States
Join us on Sunday mornings from 10 – 12 for the opportunity to engage in (mostly) silent work-practice in the beautiful Austin Zen Center garden, led by long-term practitioner Sherry Mason! We have made great progress with clearing debris, weeding, and sprucing things up and will be focusing the next few Sunday on getting some plants in the ground. Other ...
Dharma Punx 11:00 am
Dharma Punx
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Dharma Punx @ Austin Zen Center | Austin | Texas | United States
Sundays at 11am to 12:30pm. This group is open to anyone interested in facing the truth of their own minds and finding their way out of delusion, people who have a desire for spiritual and/or personal growth, and anyone interested in meditation. Don’t let the word “punk” deter you. It does not matter how you dress, if you have tattoos, ...
Meditation and Recovery 6:00 pm
Meditation and Recovery
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Meditation and Recovery @ Austin Zen Center | Austin | Texas | United States
Meditation and Recovery Sunday Evenings, 6:00pm Meditation and Recovery is an open meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. Anyone is welcome to attend. The chief purposes of our meeting are to share our experience with meditation as an integral part of maintaining sobriety, and to support one another along our shared path of recovery. Meetings begin with a short period of meditation ...
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Class: Sewing Buddha’s Robe 5:40 pm
Class: Sewing Buddha’s Robe
Oct 3 @ 5:40 pm – 7:15 pm
Class: Sewing Buddha's Robe
Sewing Buddha’s robe at the Austin Zen Center is taught in the tradition and lineage of Sawaki Kodo Roshi as transmitted to San Francisco Zen Center and Austin Zen Center practitioners. This weekly class is for students who are preparing for the ceremony of taking refuge and receiving the precepts by sewing Buddha’s robe: either a rakusu, for lay-ordination (Jukai) ...
Zen Writing Group 6:45 pm
Zen Writing Group
Oct 3 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm
Zen Writing Group @ Austin Zen Center | Austin | Texas | United States
Zen Writing Group 6:45-8:15pm Tuesdays at the Austin Zen Center The Zen Writing group offers a weekly opportunity to get together with others to write and share our writing. Our meeting involves writing in response to a prompt, and optional sharing of our words with nurturing friends. We focus on the process of connecting with our present-time responses and putting ...
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Evening Dharma Program for Children 5:30 pm
Evening Dharma Program for Children
Oct 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Evening Dharma Program for Children
5 Thursdays- September 28th-October 26th 5:30-6:15PM Suggested Donation $5 per family, per class Kids: Play Games, Make Crafts, and Listen to Stories Parents: Enjoy 35 minutes of uninterrupted SILENCE!* This program is designed to offer basic zen lessons to elementary aged children (5-11 years) and provide childcare during evening meditation. Children will engage in a brief meditation activity, listen to ...
Dharma Discussion 7:00 pm
Dharma Discussion
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Dharma Discussion @ Austin Zen Center | Austin | Texas | United States
Dharma Discussion Thursday evenings, 7:00–8:30pm This group evolved out of the Buddhist Book group and has been meeting weekly to promote engaged practice and Dharma discussion within a number of different venues: we have studied materials on mindfulness practice & koans, have held kitchen-practice sessions with shared meals, held movie and discussion nights, and have participated in Conversation Cafes with ...
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Beginner’s Meditation Instruction 8:00 am
Beginner’s Meditation Instruction
Oct 7 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Beginner’s Meditation Instruction @ AZC Meditation Hall | Austin | Texas | United States
The easiest way to familiarize yourself with the Austin Zen Center and our core practice is to start by attending the Beginners’ Class. This event is held in the zendo (meditation hall) in the main building at 3014 Washington Square. Participants will be given meditation instruction (the core practice of Zen Buddhism), a general orientation to the Center, and an ...
Dharma Talk: Unzan Mako Voelkel 10:15 am
Dharma Talk: Unzan Mako Voelkel
Oct 7 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
 
Environmental Studies Group 11:45 am
Environmental Studies Group
Oct 7 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Environmental Studies Group @ Austin Zen Center | Austin | Texas | United States
The AZC Environmental Studies group meets on the 1st Saturday of the month upstairs at AZC approximately one hour after the Saturday morning program. This is usually around 1:00 or 1:30 pm. Here are some of the projects we completed over the past few years: Austin Zen Center’s Shrinking Carbon Footprint In 2011 Austin Zen Center members began attending the ...
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Garden Work Practice 8:00 am
Garden Work Practice
Oct 8 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Garden Work Practice @ Austin Zen Center | Austin | Texas | United States
Join us on Sunday mornings from 10 – 12 for the opportunity to engage in (mostly) silent work-practice in the beautiful Austin Zen Center garden, led by long-term practitioner Sherry Mason! We have made great progress with clearing debris, weeding, and sprucing things up and will be focusing the next few Sunday on getting some plants in the ground. Other ...
Dharma Punx 11:00 am
Dharma Punx
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Dharma Punx @ Austin Zen Center | Austin | Texas | United States
Sundays at 11am to 12:30pm. This group is open to anyone interested in facing the truth of their own minds and finding their way out of delusion, people who have a desire for spiritual and/or personal growth, and anyone interested in meditation. Don’t let the word “punk” deter you. It does not matter how you dress, if you have tattoos, ...
Meditation and Recovery 6:00 pm
Meditation and Recovery
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Meditation and Recovery @ Austin Zen Center | Austin | Texas | United States
Meditation and Recovery Sunday Evenings, 6:00pm Meditation and Recovery is an open meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. Anyone is welcome to attend. The chief purposes of our meeting are to share our experience with meditation as an integral part of maintaining sobriety, and to support one another along our shared path of recovery. Meetings begin with a short period of meditation ...
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Class: Sewing Buddha’s Robe 5:40 pm
Class: Sewing Buddha’s Robe
Oct 10 @ 5:40 pm – 7:15 pm
Class: Sewing Buddha's Robe
Sewing Buddha’s robe at the Austin Zen Center is taught in the tradition and lineage of Sawaki Kodo Roshi as transmitted to San Francisco Zen Center and Austin Zen Center practitioners. This weekly class is for students who are preparing for the ceremony of taking refuge and receiving the precepts by sewing Buddha’s robe: either a rakusu, for lay-ordination (Jukai) ...
Zen Writing Group 6:45 pm
Zen Writing Group
Oct 10 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm
Zen Writing Group @ Austin Zen Center | Austin | Texas | United States
Zen Writing Group 6:45-8:15pm Tuesdays at the Austin Zen Center The Zen Writing group offers a weekly opportunity to get together with others to write and share our writing. Our meeting involves writing in response to a prompt, and optional sharing of our words with nurturing friends. We focus on the process of connecting with our present-time responses and putting ...
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Evening Dharma Program for Children 5:30 pm
Evening Dharma Program for Children
Oct 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Evening Dharma Program for Children
5 Thursdays- September 28th-October 26th 5:30-6:15PM Suggested Donation $5 per family, per class Kids: Play Games, Make Crafts, and Listen to Stories Parents: Enjoy 35 minutes of uninterrupted SILENCE!* This program is designed to offer basic zen lessons to elementary aged children (5-11 years) and provide childcare during evening meditation. Children will engage in a brief meditation activity, listen to ...
Dharma Discussion 7:00 pm
Dharma Discussion
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Dharma Discussion @ Austin Zen Center | Austin | Texas | United States
Dharma Discussion Thursday evenings, 7:00–8:30pm This group evolved out of the Buddhist Book group and has been meeting weekly to promote engaged practice and Dharma discussion within a number of different venues: we have studied materials on mindfulness practice & koans, have held kitchen-practice sessions with shared meals, held movie and discussion nights, and have participated in Conversation Cafes with ...
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Beginner’s Meditation Instruction 8:00 am
Beginner’s Meditation Instruction
Oct 14 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Beginner’s Meditation Instruction @ AZC Meditation Hall | Austin | Texas | United States
The easiest way to familiarize yourself with the Austin Zen Center and our core practice is to start by attending the Beginners’ Class. This event is held in the zendo (meditation hall) in the main building at 3014 Washington Square. Participants will be given meditation instruction (the core practice of Zen Buddhism), a general orientation to the Center, and an ...
Dharma Talk: Unzan Mako Voelkel 10:15 am
Dharma Talk: Unzan Mako Voelkel
Oct 14 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
 
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Garden Work Practice 8:00 am
Garden Work Practice
Oct 15 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Garden Work Practice @ Austin Zen Center | Austin | Texas | United States
Join us on Sunday mornings from 10 – 12 for the opportunity to engage in (mostly) silent work-practice in the beautiful Austin Zen Center garden, led by long-term practitioner Sherry Mason! We have made great progress with clearing debris, weeding, and sprucing things up and will be focusing the next few Sunday on getting some plants in the ground. Other ...
Dharma Punx 11:00 am
Dharma Punx
Oct 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Dharma Punx @ Austin Zen Center | Austin | Texas | United States
Sundays at 11am to 12:30pm. This group is open to anyone interested in facing the truth of their own minds and finding their way out of delusion, people who have a desire for spiritual and/or personal growth, and anyone interested in meditation. Don’t let the word “punk” deter you. It does not matter how you dress, if you have tattoos, ...
Meditation and Recovery 6:00 pm
Meditation and Recovery
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Meditation and Recovery @ Austin Zen Center | Austin | Texas | United States
Meditation and Recovery Sunday Evenings, 6:00pm Meditation and Recovery is an open meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. Anyone is welcome to attend. The chief purposes of our meeting are to share our experience with meditation as an integral part of maintaining sobriety, and to support one another along our shared path of recovery. Meetings begin with a short period of meditation ...
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Class: Sewing Buddha’s Robe 5:40 pm
Class: Sewing Buddha’s Robe
Oct 17 @ 5:40 pm – 7:15 pm
Class: Sewing Buddha's Robe
Sewing Buddha’s robe at the Austin Zen Center is taught in the tradition and lineage of Sawaki Kodo Roshi as transmitted to San Francisco Zen Center and Austin Zen Center practitioners. This weekly class is for students who are preparing for the ceremony of taking refuge and receiving the precepts by sewing Buddha’s robe: either a rakusu, for lay-ordination (Jukai) ...
Zen Writing Group 6:45 pm
Zen Writing Group
Oct 17 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm
Zen Writing Group @ Austin Zen Center | Austin | Texas | United States
Zen Writing Group 6:45-8:15pm Tuesdays at the Austin Zen Center The Zen Writing group offers a weekly opportunity to get together with others to write and share our writing. Our meeting involves writing in response to a prompt, and optional sharing of our words with nurturing friends. We focus on the process of connecting with our present-time responses and putting ...
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Conversation Cafe 6:45 pm
Conversation Cafe
Oct 18 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm
Conversation Cafe @ Austin Zen Center | Austin | Texas | United States
Please join us for a Conversation Café on a topic of our choosing! At the last Conversation Café held at AZC in September participants brought in open-ended topics to discuss together. From seven suggested topics (including “What is the difference between body and mind within practice,” “Should we seek/aim towards experiencing constant happiness,” and “What is most nourishing in your ...
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Evening Dharma Program for Children 5:30 pm
Evening Dharma Program for Children
Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Evening Dharma Program for Children
5 Thursdays- September 28th-October 26th 5:30-6:15PM Suggested Donation $5 per family, per class Kids: Play Games, Make Crafts, and Listen to Stories Parents: Enjoy 35 minutes of uninterrupted SILENCE!* This program is designed to offer basic zen lessons to elementary aged children (5-11 years) and provide childcare during evening meditation. Children will engage in a brief meditation activity, listen to ...
Next-Step: Meditation Instruction and Beyond 6:45 pm
Next-Step: Meditation Instruction and Beyond
Oct 19 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm
Next-Step: Meditation Instruction and Beyond @ AZC Meditation Hall | Austin | Texas | United States
During this class we will have the opportunity to refine our understanding of meditation, learn about the forms and ceremonies of Soto Zen and have the opportunity to ask questions concerning the specific details of our practice in and out of the Meditation Hall at the Austin Zen Center. We will cover seated and walking meditation, chanting, bowing, and the ...
Dharma Discussion 7:00 pm
Dharma Discussion
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Dharma Discussion @ Austin Zen Center | Austin | Texas | United States
Dharma Discussion Thursday evenings, 7:00–8:30pm This group evolved out of the Buddhist Book group and has been meeting weekly to promote engaged practice and Dharma discussion within a number of different venues: we have studied materials on mindfulness practice & koans, have held kitchen-practice sessions with shared meals, held movie and discussion nights, and have participated in Conversation Cafes with ...
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Beginner’s Meditation Instruction 8:00 am
Beginner’s Meditation Instruction
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Beginner’s Meditation Instruction @ AZC Meditation Hall | Austin | Texas | United States
The easiest way to familiarize yourself with the Austin Zen Center and our core practice is to start by attending the Beginners’ Class. This event is held in the zendo (meditation hall) in the main building at 3014 Washington Square. Participants will be given meditation instruction (the core practice of Zen Buddhism), a general orientation to the Center, and an ...
Community Work-Practice Day 10:15 am
Community Work-Practice Day
Oct 21 @ 10:15 am – 2:00 pm
Community Work-Practice Day
Please join us for a Fall Community Work-Practice Day! Following the Saturday morning sitting we will spend a few hours sprucing up the interior and grounds of the Temple, followed by a delicious, nutritious, vegetarian potluck! This is an excellent way to get to know members of the Sangha and practice together outside the zendo. Please wear closed-toed work shoes ...
Dharma Talk: Unzan Mako Voelkel 10:15 am
Dharma Talk: Unzan Mako Voelkel
Oct 21 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
 
Saturday Children’s Program 10:15 am
Saturday Children’s Program
Oct 21 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
Saturday Children’s Program
Saturday October 21st, 10:15-11:30AMThis program is designed to offer basic zen lessons to elementary aged children (5-11 years) and provide childcare for younger children during the Saturday Dharma Talk. Children will engage in a brief meditation activity, listen to and discuss a dharma story, and learn a basic zen form (bowing, sitting, mudra, etc.) Other activities may include crafts, mindfulness ...
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Garden Work Practice 8:00 am
Garden Work Practice
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Garden Work Practice @ Austin Zen Center | Austin | Texas | United States
Join us on Sunday mornings from 10 – 12 for the opportunity to engage in (mostly) silent work-practice in the beautiful Austin Zen Center garden, led by long-term practitioner Sherry Mason! We have made great progress with clearing debris, weeding, and sprucing things up and will be focusing the next few Sunday on getting some plants in the ground. Other ...
Dharma Punx 11:00 am
Dharma Punx
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Dharma Punx @ Austin Zen Center | Austin | Texas | United States
Sundays at 11am to 12:30pm. This group is open to anyone interested in facing the truth of their own minds and finding their way out of delusion, people who have a desire for spiritual and/or personal growth, and anyone interested in meditation. Don’t let the word “punk” deter you. It does not matter how you dress, if you have tattoos, ...
Meditation and Recovery 6:00 pm
Meditation and Recovery
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Meditation and Recovery @ Austin Zen Center | Austin | Texas | United States
Meditation and Recovery Sunday Evenings, 6:00pm Meditation and Recovery is an open meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. Anyone is welcome to attend. The chief purposes of our meeting are to share our experience with meditation as an integral part of maintaining sobriety, and to support one another along our shared path of recovery. Meetings begin with a short period of meditation ...
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Class: Sewing Buddha’s Robe 5:40 pm
Class: Sewing Buddha’s Robe
Oct 24 @ 5:40 pm – 7:15 pm
Class: Sewing Buddha's Robe
Sewing Buddha’s robe at the Austin Zen Center is taught in the tradition and lineage of Sawaki Kodo Roshi as transmitted to San Francisco Zen Center and Austin Zen Center practitioners. This weekly class is for students who are preparing for the ceremony of taking refuge and receiving the precepts by sewing Buddha’s robe: either a rakusu, for lay-ordination (Jukai) ...
Zen Writing Group 6:45 pm
Zen Writing Group
Oct 24 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm
Zen Writing Group @ Austin Zen Center | Austin | Texas | United States
Zen Writing Group 6:45-8:15pm Tuesdays at the Austin Zen Center The Zen Writing group offers a weekly opportunity to get together with others to write and share our writing. Our meeting involves writing in response to a prompt, and optional sharing of our words with nurturing friends. We focus on the process of connecting with our present-time responses and putting ...
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AZC Fall Practice Period | On BENDŌWA (The Wholehearted Way) by Eihei Dōgen Zenji
AZC Fall Practice Period | On BENDŌWA (The Wholehearted Way) by Eihei Dōgen Zenji
Oct 25 – Dec 16 all-day
AZC Fall Practice Period | On BENDŌWA (The Wholehearted Way) by Eihei Dōgen Zenji @ Austin Zen Center | Austin | Texas | United States
HERE Recommended Reading: The Wholehearted Way by Kosho Uchiyama, transl. by Shohaku Okumura & Taigen Leighton How to Cook Your Life: From the Zen Kitchen to Enlightenment by Kosho Uchiyama, transl. by Shohaku Okumura  
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Evening Dharma Program for Children 5:30 pm
Evening Dharma Program for Children
Oct 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Evening Dharma Program for Children
5 Thursdays- September 28th-October 26th 5:30-6:15PM Suggested Donation $5 per family, per class Kids: Play Games, Make Crafts, and Listen to Stories Parents: Enjoy 35 minutes of uninterrupted SILENCE!* This program is designed to offer basic zen lessons to elementary aged children (5-11 years) and provide childcare during evening meditation. Children will engage in a brief meditation activity, listen to ...
Class: Tenzo Kyōkun – with Pat Yingst 7:00 pm
Dharma Discussion 7:00 pm
Dharma Discussion
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Dharma Discussion @ Austin Zen Center | Austin | Texas | United States
Dharma Discussion Thursday evenings, 7:00–8:30pm This group evolved out of the Buddhist Book group and has been meeting weekly to promote engaged practice and Dharma discussion within a number of different venues: we have studied materials on mindfulness practice & koans, have held kitchen-practice sessions with shared meals, held movie and discussion nights, and have participated in Conversation Cafes with ...
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The AZC Family Dharma Program & Dharma Discussion Group PRESENT: BuddhaFlix Night – “Spirited Away” 6:00 pm
The AZC Family Dharma Program & Dharma Discussion Group PRESENT: BuddhaFlix Night – “Spirited Away”
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The AZC Family Dharma Program & Dharma Discussion Group PRESENT: BuddhaFlix Night - "Spirited Away"
Friday, October 27 from 6:00-8:30pm, Suggested Donation: $5 (2003, dir. Hayao Miyazaki) 2 hours, 5 minutes Straddling the line between fall & winter, surplus & lack, life & death, this is a time to honor and celebrate the spirit realm: whether it be Halloween, Day of the Dead, or the upcoming Seijiki Ceremony at AZC on Nov. 1st, all are ...
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Beginner’s Meditation Instruction 8:00 am
Beginner’s Meditation Instruction
Oct 28 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Beginner’s Meditation Instruction @ AZC Meditation Hall | Austin | Texas | United States
The easiest way to familiarize yourself with the Austin Zen Center and our core practice is to start by attending the Beginners’ Class. This event is held in the zendo (meditation hall) in the main building at 3014 Washington Square. Participants will be given meditation instruction (the core practice of Zen Buddhism), a general orientation to the Center, and an ...
One-Day Retreat – On Discovering Our “Original Face” 8:00 am
One-Day Retreat – On Discovering Our “Original Face”
Oct 28 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
One-Day Retreat – On Discovering Our “Original Face” @ Austin Zen Center | Austin | Texas | United States
led by Unzan Mako Voelkel Oryoki instruction to be held from 7-8am in the zendo. Oryoki Bowl rental: $5 All are welcome to join us for the start of our Fall Practice Period on the Wholehearted Way by participating in this One-Day Retreat at the Austin Zen Center. In this retreat we shall be exploring the koan from case 23 ...
Dharma Talk: Unzan Mako Voelkel 10:15 am
Dharma Talk: Unzan Mako Voelkel
Oct 28 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
 
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Garden Work Practice 8:00 am
Garden Work Practice
Oct 29 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Garden Work Practice @ Austin Zen Center | Austin | Texas | United States
Join us on Sunday mornings from 10 – 12 for the opportunity to engage in (mostly) silent work-practice in the beautiful Austin Zen Center garden, led by long-term practitioner Sherry Mason! We have made great progress with clearing debris, weeding, and sprucing things up and will be focusing the next few Sunday on getting some plants in the ground. Other ...
Dharma Punx 11:00 am
Dharma Punx
Oct 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Dharma Punx @ Austin Zen Center | Austin | Texas | United States
Sundays at 11am to 12:30pm. This group is open to anyone interested in facing the truth of their own minds and finding their way out of delusion, people who have a desire for spiritual and/or personal growth, and anyone interested in meditation. Don’t let the word “punk” deter you. It does not matter how you dress, if you have tattoos, ...
Meditation and Recovery 6:00 pm
Meditation and Recovery
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Meditation and Recovery @ Austin Zen Center | Austin | Texas | United States
Meditation and Recovery Sunday Evenings, 6:00pm Meditation and Recovery is an open meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. Anyone is welcome to attend. The chief purposes of our meeting are to share our experience with meditation as an integral part of maintaining sobriety, and to support one another along our shared path of recovery. Meetings begin with a short period of meditation ...
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Class: Sewing Buddha’s Robe 5:40 pm
Class: Sewing Buddha’s Robe
Oct 31 @ 5:40 pm – 7:15 pm
Class: Sewing Buddha's Robe
Sewing Buddha’s robe at the Austin Zen Center is taught in the tradition and lineage of Sawaki Kodo Roshi as transmitted to San Francisco Zen Center and Austin Zen Center practitioners. This weekly class is for students who are preparing for the ceremony of taking refuge and receiving the precepts by sewing Buddha’s robe: either a rakusu, for lay-ordination (Jukai) ...
Zen Writing Group 6:45 pm
Zen Writing Group
Oct 31 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm
Zen Writing Group @ Austin Zen Center | Austin | Texas | United States
Zen Writing Group 6:45-8:15pm Tuesdays at the Austin Zen Center The Zen Writing group offers a weekly opportunity to get together with others to write and share our writing. Our meeting involves writing in response to a prompt, and optional sharing of our words with nurturing friends. We focus on the process of connecting with our present-time responses and putting ...
Class: Wholehearted Practice of the Way (Bendowa) 7:15 pm