Beginnings and Endings

Jyoshin Clay
With the shift towards cooler weather and the return of rain, the mind naturally turns towards fall practice. The beginning of Ango, with a Term Opening Ceremony and the Daoren Entrering Ceremony, mark a starting point for particular sets of vows or intentions. (During the Term Opening Ceremony, each of us will have the opportunity to express a vow of practice for the term.) However, Buddhism has an intriguing way of looking at beginnings and endings. This Sunday, Jyoshin, will explore this theme and how zen holds these ideas.

Join us this Sunday, September 2, for zazen, sanzen, service, and Jyoshin’s Dharma Talk. Jyoshin and Jiko offer sanzen.

8:30am Zazen (walking meditation, with optional sanzen)
9:00 Kinhin
9:10 Zazen
9:40 Short Morning Service, Term Opening Ceremony, Daoren Entering Ceremony
10:10 Break and announcements
10:30 Beginnings and Endings
11:45 Informal Community Lunch – All invited.