Tuesday
Jan162018

No One Home Tonight at Against the Stream! No NZC Service Tonight

Tonight! No sitting at Against the Stream...sorry. Please stay at home and read these wonderful texts, curtesy of James Ishmael Ford....

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/monkeymind/2018/01/buddhist-wisdom-three-principal-pali-buddhist-texts.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=BRSS&utm_campaign=Buddhist&utm_content=116

Stay warm and safe, Bodhidattvas!

Friday
Jan122018

No Zen Service on Saturday, January 13th!  

Schools are out...and so is the Saturday morning Zen service tomorrow. I know how disappointed many of you are...but your safety is foremost...well...next to Realizing the Great Way, THEN comes safety...but what IS safety, anyway? So, no NZC Service at Against the Stream on January 13th. Be well and SAFE...and warm....and dry.

Tuesday
Jan022018

Newcomer's Night tonight at 7pm!

Get all the basics of sitting meditation practice and go into 2018 prepared to be with anything!
See you soon!
Friday
Dec292017

Yes! Saturday Morning Sit Tomorrow, New Year’s Eve w/ATS, & Zen 101 Tuesday

 

Hey Gang,
Sitting tomorrow Saturday morning at 7am, hosted by yours truly.
And if you boys and girls are really good, I’ll read from a most excellent gift that I received from my father-in-law: The Zen of Farting by His Holiness, “Reepah Gud Wan”.
(I’m stupidly stoked to be reading this book! πŸ‘πŸ’¨πŸ™πŸΌ)
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I know that NZC has typically done the 108 Gates ceremony for New Years, but our co-sangha and friends Against The Stream Nashville has the joint booked so we’re going to that instead!
ATS-Nash is going into 2018 by meditating and setting intentions. The party starts at 9:30pm Sunday (12/31) and carries on until midnight on Monday (1/1/2018πŸŽ‰). If you are looking for something Buddhist-y to ring in the New Year right, this is the ticket. I’m going and I’ll be happy to spend New Year’s with some of my fav Buddhist Buds. Maybe I’ll see you there?
All the dets can be found on ATS-Nash’s new site (which looks spectacular, by the by): https://www.againstthestreamnashville.com/new-events-1
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Next Tuesday is the First Tuesday of the Month which means it’s Newcomer’s Night! We will be doing our “Intro to Zen” class which is our primer to Zen Buddhism and (mostly importantly) instruction on sitting meditation (which is where it’s *at*).

If you want to start the new year with a solid meditation practice or simply want to polish the one you currently have, the drop by our place at 7am Tuesday,  1/2/2018 to get the New Year started off right.
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I hope whatever you had was Merry and Bright. 

πŸ’•~ Steph

 

 

Friday
Dec222017

At home for Crimmas: No Saturday Sit (12/23)

Hey Guys,

No Saturday Morning (12/23) Sit this week. We are three practice leaders down. One's out of town gettin' hitched. One is in and outta town because she just got hitched. One's got the flu.

But the sits will be back on next Tuesday (12/26) and thereafter. I'll be there personally to see that the sits go on.

Happy Holidays, y'all. Stay safe out there. The weather is nasty and the roads are crazy!