and upcoming events

SLOZC · Upcoming Events

Zazenkai A one-day retreat at Crows End · Saturday, October 30, 2021

Honsaku Yakan Gyocha ("Tea for the Main Case" before Dharma Combat) · Thursday, November 11, 2021

Head Trainee Hossen for Kanjō · Sunday, November 14, 2021

Thanksgiving Recess · Monday, November 22 thru Monday, November 29, 2021

Practice Period Closing Ceremony · A Thursday evening in December TBD

Day of Reflection · Precept #9, Don’t Be Angry

Saturday, October 23 · 9-11:15am

Led by Julia Seirin Norstrand

9-9:15 · Precept Reading
9:15-9:45 · Zazen
9:45-10 · Precept Talk
10:15-11:15 · Precept Council

Beginning the Day of Reflection chantsheet click/tap here

Transference of Merit chantsheet click/tap here

Living-Serving: Bodhisattva Archetypes

5 Tuesday Evening Zoom Classes · 7-8:30pm · Oct 26, Nov 2, 16, 30, Dec 14

Led by Rev. Tom Dharma-Joy Reichert

In this five-class series, we will dive into a personal investigation of Bodhisattva practice, Bodhisattva energies, and Bodhisattva archetypes. We will address some basic historical material on the Mahayana movement and the rise of the bodhisattva as a path of awakening; consider various Bodhisattva ideals and archetypes and how to connect to them in our own lives; and examine the 4 Bodhisattva Vows and 16 Bodhisattva Precepts within the archetypal frameworks. We will use Taigen Daniel Leighton’s classic book Faces of Compassion: Bodhisattva Archetypes as our study source.

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Exploring Your Zen Practice

Wednesdays · 7-8pm · On Zoom

Besides being a perfect follow-up for those who have already taken Intro to Zen Meditation, Wednesday evening’s Exploring Your Zen Practice is open to everyone: members of ZCLA, friends, and anyone with an interest in Zen practice.

Exploring Your Zen Practice takes place on Zoom and will be guided by a ZCLA Dharma Holder, who will answer questions you may have about your sitting practice, with special attention given to any problems you are encountering. In addition, discussions of other practice topics may arise when there is interest from participants.

The class takes place on Wednesdays, but there are some weeks throughout the year when ZCLA is closed or is in retreat, so check the full ZCLA calendar to make sure the class is happening on your chosen Wednesday.

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For any questions, please email Kaigen at <>

Rohatsu Sesshin · Friday evening, December 3, through Sunday morning December 12 · Led by Sensei Faith-Mind and Sensei Senshin

Year-End Sesshin · Monday evening, December 27 thru Friday, December 31, 2021 · Led by Sensei Darla Myoho Fjeld