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Special Announcement
Zen Center will temporarily close; meditation continues online

Join us for online meditation
Wednesday, 
March 18 at 6 p.m.


Morning Gatha: Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment, and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion. 
~Thich Nhat Hanh

In light of recent events and limits placed on the number people who may gather in public spaces, the Lincoln Zen Center will be temporarily closed until March 31. Watch for additional updates to our meditation schedule in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, join us for meditation online on Zoom at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18. Meditation will include one 25-minute sit followed by a five-minute walking meditation. Join us by clicking the following Zoom link at 6 p.m. on Wednesday:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/310235895

Meeting ID: 310 235 895

UPDATED CHANTS

Please note that meditation at the Zen Center will now involve reciting the Verse Of Atonement before the first seated meditation:

(recited three times, hands in Gassho)
ALL MY ANCIENT TWISTED KARMA
FROM BEGININNGLESS GREED, HATE AND DELUSION
BORN OF BODY, SPEECH, AND MIND,
I NOW FULLY ATONE.

Following seated meditation and before the dharma reading, we will recite the Verse Before The Dharma Talk:

(recited three times, hands in Gassho)
THE DHARMA IS VAST AND SUBTLE
WE NOW HAVE A CHANCE TO HEAR IT,
STUDY IT, AND PRACTICE IT.
WE VOW TO REALIZE ITS TRUE MEANING.

Before closing each meditation session, we recite the Four Bodhisattva Vows:

(recited three times, hands in Gassho)
CREATIONS ARE NUMBERLESS,
I VOW TO FREE THEM.
DELUSIONS ARE INEXHAUSTIBLE,
I VOW TO TRANSFORM THEM.
REALITY IS BOUNDLESS,
I VOW TO PERCEIVE IT.
THE AWAKENED WAY IS UNSURPASSABLE,
I VOW TO EMBODY IT.

 The Four Bodhisattva Vows will be followed by the Evening Verse, recited once by the doan:

LET ME RESPECTFULLY REMIND YOU:
LIFE AND DEATH ARE OF SUPREME IMPORTANCE.
TIME PASSES SWIFTLY BY AND OPPORTUNITY IS LOST
LET US AWAKEN, AWAKEN - TAKE HEED
DO NOT SQUANDER YOUR LIFE

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