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!



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!


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:


Hope to sit with you soon!

~πŸŒ πŸ“ΏπŸ™πŸΌ


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



Tonight is Newcomer's Night...and Announcing NZC's 2017 Rohatsu All Night Sit

Tonight is Newcomers Night! We will be teaching Zen 101. Those new to Zen practice, the interested, the curious, the seeking...all are welcome. Regular members are welcome to join us, and we'll create a space for those wishing to "just sit". Class begins at 7:00 pm! Tea and snacks served afterwards. See you there! 

SPECIAL EVENT: Out 2017 Rohatsu (observing the anniversary of Buddha's Enlightenment) Celebration will be this Friday night, at the River Plantation Section X Clubhouse. How do we celebrate the Tagathata's Awakening? Why, by sitting (zazen) all night, of course. From 9:00 pm until 6:00 am on Saturday morning. This is basically a one day sit...but at night. Refreshments served. Zen monasteries and temples all over the planet will be doing similar practice. Location directions and other details will be posted here. Please join us!

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