Monday
Mar292010

No Saturday sit at the NZC this coming Saturday, April 3

We encourage everyone interested in sitting with us this coming Saturday to come out to Penuel Ridge Retreat Center (see directions in the post below) where we will be holding our Spring sesshin, beginning Friday. (We will not be sitting at the 12South Dharma Center this Saturday.) We begin sitting at 5 am but you are welcome to join us when you can. Sitting sessions will begin roughly on the half hour. It is best if you join us at the beginning of one of our half hour sessions. If you have one, bring a zafu! You are also welcome to join us for lunch at 12:15. Please bring a dish to share!

Tuesday
Mar092010

NZC Spring Retreat, April 2 - 4, 2010

We will be conducting our annual spring retreat at Penuel Ridge Retreat Center, April 2 - 4, 2010 (Friday thru Sunday, Easter weekend).   Lodging will be available beginning Thursday night, April 1.  Rates and schedule are found on the Members Only Broadcasts.  Map, directions and other information about Penuel Ridge are to be found on their website.

The spring retreat is recommended especially for those who have been sitting for a while and are ready to go further.  Contact us for more information.

 [Please note that the rates listed by Penuel Ridge are not relevant to this retreat; the rates for the retreat, fees payable to us, include food and other costs not relevant to Penuel Ridge.]

Wednesday
Feb242010

NZC Weekend Updates

Please check Members-Only Broadcasts for other events this weekend in addition to the one-day sit.  If you are actively involved with the NZC you really need to be subscribed to at least this page and the Broadcasts page.  The Yahoo group has been terminated, and the MySpace account will end very soon.  If you have questions, please contact me or the Site Administrator.  Thanks!  Hope to see you this weekend for zazen, teachings, food and punk rock!

Tuesday
Feb232010

No 7 a.m. Sit at 12South D.C. Saturday, Feb. 27

We will instead be sitting all day at Stephanie's in Franklin; please see details of the All Day Sit in Members-Only Broadcasts, or Contact Us if you want to join in.  We will be back to the normal schedule at the Dharma Center as of Tuesday. Look for no-yak Sunday sits starting in March!

Wednesday
Feb102010

All-Day Sit Update (Feb. 27)

Details and schedule for the All-Day Sit at Stephanie's home in Brentwood have been posted on the Members Only Broadcasts; hopefully anyone interested in the sit is subscribed to the Broadcasts and already knows.  If you're interested in attending but aren't on the Broadcasts for some reason, let us know; we're asking for a $25 donation, which includes sitting space and a spaghetti lunch provided by Dave and Stephanie.  

The sits is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. and we'd prefer that you sit the whole day, but if you have to break it up, you do what you gotta do.  Sensei should be joining us at some point in the afternoon.  The sit is scheduled to end at 5:30.

If you've been sitting for a while but have never been to sesshin, this is a good way to get a taste of extended zazen.  The rest of us will just sit there.  Email questions to info@nashvillezencenter.org, or just email me.

Kozan Bob