May Zazenkai Dharma Sharing and Discussion,
Saturday 27th May, 12noon
Practising with Form
First, ritual helps us deepen our religious spirit and to extend its vigour to our lives. Second, ritual is an opening for the experience of forgetting the self as the words or the action become one with you, and there is nothing else.
—Robert Aitken, Taking the Path of Zen, p. 29.
With this topic we can deepen our shared understanding of our ritual form.
Feel free to bring any responses and questions you have about the ritual form side of our practice.
(This event is a part of the end of month zazenkai with a sutra service from 9:00am to 9:25am, sitting from 9:30am to 12:00pm. If you can’t make it to the meditation but would like to attend the dharma sharing, please arrive at the Learning Centre 5 minutes before 12pm. Enter the room when walking meditation is underway.)
Full Moon Zazenkai
Friday 1 June, 7pm to 10pm
Full moon zazenkai incorporates a ritual contemplation of the Buddhist precepts