In order to protect our sangha and the public, we are moving our practice programs online until further notice.
We know you are keeping up with the rapidly changing landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic. We all know that our collective actions now may assist in slowing the spread of the virus and thereby save lives. We have therefore suspended all public in-person activities until further notice (although we are offering some limited in-person activities for members only) . We urge you all to take wise precautions appropriate for your age and risk and to get advice from your doctors and reputable sources; that is wisdom practice. Remember too the importance of opening our hearts and helping, as you are able, those in need; that is compassion practice. While we may not meet in person, we can be face to face online or by phone and continue to support each other through appropriate actions and generosity of spirit.
We are currently hard at work setting up practice opportunities online, in particular via Zoom, which we are using to do zazen together, listen to talks and join discussions. This is an evolving process, and we appreciate your patience as we learn alongside you how best to use these online tools.
Currently we are using Zoom for our online practice events. Click on the link to join the meeting at the scheduled time; you will have to install the app to join. Note that your microphone will be automatically muted when you enter the meeting; please keep it muted until it is time to speak, then unmute yourself only when you are speaking. Newcomers should note as well that we do not currently offer beginning instruction during our regular sittings, and zazen is practiced in silence; so you may wish to first try a Wednesday beginners’ night by way of getting situated with the practice.
All regular practice events, including weekly zazen, Sunday mornings, and zazenkai:
Buddhist Recovery Group, each Monday 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.: One round of meditation followed by a group discussion supporting recovery from drugs and alcohol. Please note that this is not an AA meeting. All are welcome. Join URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86205791089?pwd=TVFWZlBGLzRDNyt1akpkSzJURm5pdz09
Beginners’ instruction, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Recommended for anyone new to Zen meditation, our beginners’ nights include brief instruction in how to practice seated meditation (zazen), followed by one 25-minute round of meditation and a discussion period. Offered the third Wednesday of each month; the next beginners’ night is Oct. 21. Join URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84873524765?pwd=YVB5Y0ttNWpmZUNQZE0yS3FPcWRQdz09