10AM – 11 AM – Intro to Zen
August 5, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely
Thinking about starting or re-booting a meditation practice? Join Abbot Koshin Cain and other sangha members as they discuss how meditation can help, beginning/refresher Zen meditation basics, our tradition and our Zen Center, and classes and events to come. Bring your questions and a friend! In person, at the zendo on Vashon and on Zoom.
Part 1: Why Zen?
Introductions. Any questions about Zen?
What we love about Zen and how we got into it
What’s the goal of practice at this Zen Center?
Part 2: Our Zen Center
Meditation instructions: chairs, cushions and benches
Brief explanations of zen ritual: tea, chanting, the role of the jiki and shoji, bowing
A very brief version of a Zen service (15 minutes)-tea, jiki offers incense, one chant, bowing, sitting for 5 minutes, walking meditation.
Discussion and questions