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!

 

Tuesday
Dec192017

No Zen Service Tonight!!! December 19, 2017

NO ZEN SERVICE, TONIGHT!! Don't come-no one will be there!! Sadly, all three of the practice leaders will be out of pocket. Stay tuned. Saturday, December 23rd, is still on. Sit at home, tonight! Have tea! Contemplate the Emptiness of your attachments!

Friday
Dec082017

All Night Sit Tonight! (No Saturday Sit tomorrow $

Just a friendly reminder: 

They’ll be no Saturday Sit at Gallatin because we will be sitting up all night at 8588 Sawyer Brown Rd. tonight!

The all night sit starts at 9pm tonight and goes til about 7am tomorrow morning.

They’ll be food, covfefe, and (perhaps most importantly) sleeping bag you can use to take a nap.

Here’s some extracurricular reading about Rohatsu (a.k.a. Bodhi Day) to get you in the spirit:

http://bodhiday.wikia.com/wiki/Bodhi_Day_Wiki

 

Hope to sit with you soon!

~πŸŒ πŸ“ΏπŸ™πŸΌ

Wednesday
Dec062017

Rohatsu! The All Night Sit! This Friday at 9pm! (12/8)

What’s Rohatsu? Rohastu is the celebration of day of Buddha’s Enlightenment. How do we celebrate it? By sitting up all night, of course. Cuz’ that’s what he did. If you want what the Buddha got you do what the Buddha did.
 
But it’s not as hardcore as it sounds. Just simple unstructured sitting.  They’ll be food to eat and a place to nap. You can get up, walk around, eat and sleep when you have need. After all, it’s just sitting. And it’s just staying up all night. You’ve done both those things before, right?
 
Anyway, if you want to join us Buddhas-To-Be meet us at
 
The Clubhouse, directly across from
8588 Sawyer Brown Rd,
Nashville, TN 37221
 
We’ll have a sign out front and a swimming pool in the back. So you can’t miss us. But in case you do, IM Steph on Facebook or call 615-714-4656. We’ll navigate you there.
 
We start at 9pm on Friday and we will finish around 7am on Saturday. Come for as little or as much as you like. Come when you can, leave when you gotta, like always.
 
Towards the end, they’ll be some brief readings about the night that bottom dropped out on Buddha. But otherwise, we’ll just strike a bell once an hour and you’ll be left to sit with your much weirder and looser night-time thoughts that you rarely get to witness.
 
$15 bucks on Paypal (see our donation page) or in person if you can swing it. Ok if you can’t.
 
Let’s do what people as crazy as Buddha will being doing all over the world Friday. Sit up all night breathing and see what happens.
 
Lurves ~ Steph