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7pm – Enlivenment: Zen Icebreaker

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Going and coming, we are never astray,
with thought that is no-thought,
Singing and dancing is the voice of the law.”
Hakuin’s Song of Zazen

Could it be a trip to the north passage?  A form/ no form discussion in monastery style? Or, an online bartending class?

No, Enlivenment is a relaxed and entertaining community event organized by the programs committee. We’ll have some fun connecting with sangha members, and showcase our creative side — yes that’s you!

When: Saturday May 23rd, 7pm
Where: in the online emptiness of the internet — using Zoom
Who: the sangha (zen community), emcee’d by Koshin and organized by the programs committee
What: a live event of short 3 – 5 minute creative offerings from you — sangha members

Possible offerings include:

  • Play an instrument and/or sing
  • Read a poem or short prose (not necessarily your own)
  • Act out a scene
  • Show 2D or 3D artwork
  • Display and talk about artful photos you’ve taken
  • Present a cartoon or video
  • Share a “how-to”
  • Present a short activity that can be viewed and heard online

You do not have to present something in order to attend, but…we hope you will!

Sign-up here. No cost to attend.

Enlivenment:  Zen Icebreaker is sure to be an event to remember during the COVID-19 shelter in place period.  We’re living through a pandemic.  Let’s explore creative practice for this night of connecting with sangha members in a different light.  Offer up something of yourself that may not be known to your sangha friends and have some fun doing it.

Questions? Contact


May 23
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Puget Sound Zen Center