5:00 a.m sit this coming Saturday, followed by book study

Everyone is wholeheartedly invited to join us to sit this coming Saturday, beginning at 5:00 am. Book study, beginning at 9:00, will follow the sit. We will be continuing in Uchiyama's Opening the Hand of Thought, focusing on chapter 4.


Skype Conference with Sensei Taiun Michael Elliston, 7:00 Wednesday, April 28

For all regular sitters: Anyone interested in meeting via Skype with Sensei to discuss Dogen's vow (which we will distribute to all interested parties before our meeting) is welcome to participate. Only prerequisite is downloading Skype, which is free. For more information, please contact Susan at by April 26.  


Next Book Study Meeting...

...will be May 1st, after our regular sit. We will be continuing with our reading of Uchiyama's Opening the Hand of Thought, with a brief review of Chapter Three followed by a discussion of Chapter Four. Jeff DeLuca will be discussion leader.


Book Study resumes this Saturday, April 17

Moderated by Jeff DeLuca.


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!