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Special Announcement
Join us for online meditation

Online meditation will take place
Wednesdays
 at 6 p.m.


Somehow, in the process of trying to deny that things are always changing, we lose our sense of the sacredness of life. We tend to forget that we are part of the natural scheme of things.
~Pema Chödrön

As noted in previous newsletters, the Lincoln Zen Center is temporarily closed in light of current health concerns surrounding COVID-19. After some consideration, we have decided to extend the closure until further notice. 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 Wednesdays through the month of April. 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. each Wednesday this month starting April 1:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/189829938

Meeting ID: 189-829-938

UPDATED CHANTS

As a reminder, 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

Your donation of $5~$10 each time keeps the Zen Center open.  We appreciate your donation. You can make a donation at the following PayPal link:

https://paypal.me/LZCNE2020?locale.x=en_US

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LINCOLN ZEN CENTER
 www.LincolnZenCenter.org


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