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Weekly Update


 

By Kodo Sawaki Roshi
from the book "The Zen Teaching of Homeless Kodo"


Make offerings to the ten directions with only one attitude: "I do not convet anything." There is no offering greater than this.



Weekend Retreat 1/23-1/24
by White Heron Sangha
Led by Roshi Norman Fischer
The Magic World of the Lotus Sutra

Details and registration


Winter Practice (online) by
Upaya Zen Center 

JAN 05, 2021 — JAN 29, 2021


This is an online event and participants are not required to join every session, nevertheless you are encouraged to join as much as you can. This event includes interviews with teachers.

Practice Period (Ango or “peaceful dwelling”) is a traditional intensive training period common to most schools of Buddhism. Ango traces its history to the time of Shakyamuni Buddha and the early sangha. Each year, the community would gather together enabling everyone to deepen their practice and polish their understanding through the indispensable teachings of the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha.

Guided by an extraordinary team of teachers and friends, including Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD, Roshi Norman Fischer, Sensei Sokaku Kathie Fischer, Sensei Wendy Johnson, Sensei Irene Kaigetsu Bakker, Sensei Jose Shinzan Palma, Natalie Goldberg, Monshin Nannette Overley, Matthew Kozan Palevsky and Kigaku Noah Rossetter, this unusual, online practice period will take a deep dive into koans from the Mumonkan, The Gateless Gate. It also includes days of intensive sitting meditation, two zazenkais, and concludes with a sesshin.

Click here for more details and to register. This event is donation based. 

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Zoom Link for Wednesday Meditation
7:30PM Every Wednesday Night


The Lincoln Zen Center remains temporarily closed in light of current health concerns surrounding COVID-19. 

In the meantime, join us for meditation online on Zoom at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Meditation will include one 25-minute sit followed by a five-minute walking meditation. Join us on Wednesdays by clicking the  Zoom link.

Meeting ID: 769 1318 3993
Passcode: 5PmyBu


Monday Evening Online Meditation

We started offering an additional online meditation every Monday at 6 pm in the same format as the Wednesday evening online meditation.  The Zoom link will be announced prior to the meditation. 

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:

Verse of Atonement
Before the first meditation session
(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.

Verse Before The Dharma Talk
Following meditation and before the Dharma reading
(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.

The Four Bodhisattva Vows
After meditations and the Dharma reading
(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 Evening Verse
(recited once only 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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