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9 – 11AM Intro to Zen
September 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Thinking about starting or re-booting a meditation practice? In these informal sessions we’ll talk about: how meditation can help, beginning/refresher Zen meditation basics, or tradition and our Zen Center, and classes and events to come. Bring your questions and a friend!
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?
Break: Tea, cookies, chatting
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