EVENTS & CLASSES
September ZAZENKAI Celebrating O'Higan--the Autumnal Equinox
SUNDAY, September 24th, 6:00am-3:00pm- See RETREATS tab for schedule & details.
MEDITATION CLASSES: TO BEGIN SEPTEMBER 19th
Meditation Classes will be held at FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH of LAS CRUCES 1809 El Paseo, Las Cruces 88001 on Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm beginning September 19th. ALL are welcome for two 20 minute seated meditation periods with mindful walking, tea and question/answer period.
We will be sitting in the St. John's Chapel around the back--not in the main sanctuary. Park on the East side of the parking lot. See the sign "OFFICE" on the side wall and follow the sidewalk straight to St. John's. There are comfortable chairs available for meditation, but you are welcome to bring your own cushion/bench if you choose.
$5.00 Donation per meeting
THURSDAY ONLINE STUDY GROUP
THURDAYS 5:30-6:30 MOUNTAIN TIME. Google Hangouts Video Chat Study Group for Intermediate Level Students who are studying for Jukai or UnSui with Shukke-sensei. In-depth, engaged-practice-oriented study of various texts with expectation of intensive commitment to personal practice by each student outside of group meetings. Conjoint weekly Sanzen meetings suggested. Students must have a WORKING CAMERA. CURRENT BOOK: Daido-Loori roshi's The Heart of Being. This is the first foundation training book for Jukai study. If you have read it before, it will likely have deeper meaning for you now! Available as pdf here:
https://terebess.hu/zen/mesterek/Loori-Heart-of-Being.pdf or new from the Monastery Store at: http://monasterystore.org/the-heart-of-being/
SUNDAY MEDITATION SERVICE
SUNDAYS 10-11:30AM, except on holidays, and the Sunday following a Saturday Retreat. Beginners welcome for Liturgical Service, two 20 minute seated meditation periods with mindful walking, tea and Book Discussion. Current Book is: Daido-Loori roshi's The Heart of Being. This is the first foundation training book for Jukai study. If you have read it before, it will likely have deeper meaning for you now! Available as pdf here: https://terebess.hu/zen/mesterek/Loori-Heart-of-Being.pdf or new from the Monastery Store at: http://monasterystore.org/the-heart-of-being/ Newcomers please contact Shukke-sensei for orientation and protocol information and address.
Previously discussed books: Money Sex War Karma: Notes for a Buddhist Revolution, David Loy, Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, Sharon Salzberg, Taking the Path of Zen, Robert Aitken-roshi, Everyday Zen, Charlotte Joko Beck, Being Zen: Bringing Meditation to Life - Ezra Bayda, The Chocolate Cake Sutra, Geri Larkin, The Issue at Hand - Gil Fronsdal, Unhindered: A Mindful Path Through the Five Hindrances, Gil Fronsdal.
FUSATSU Liturgical Service is held each month on the Sunday nearest the full moon. This special service includes the renewal of our Bodhisattva Vows. (9/6, 10/5, 11/4, 12/3)
SUNDAY Sewing Class
SUNDAYS 9-10AM, BEFORE Meditation Service - except on holidays, and the Sunday following a Saturday Retreat. Student who are preparing for Jukai come to sew the Rakusu with Sensei. Practice Journals are discussed plus various additional reading materials. By invitation.
Students who are seeking to enter the Buddha Way and wish to study formally with a teacher in our lineage are invited to request this status with Shukke-sensei. An individualized plan of study will be created according to the student's needs and interests, including private meetings to discuss the student's practice: Sanzen. Students in this category are typically aiming to take Buddhist Vows--Kie San Bo (The Three Refuges) and possibly Jukai (The Bodhisattva Precepts). Local students become integrated into the Sangha and attend Liturgical Services, study group and intensive practice events for several months prior to becoming a private student. Online distance-students are sometimes accepted for this initial lay study with some face-to-face contact expected to complete Jukai. Post-preceptor study requires face-to-face training and is not done long-distance.
For More Information...
Rev. Kathryn Shukke Hilbert-sensei, Abbot email@example.com (575) 644-4526
DAIBUTSUJI is the home of The Order of Clear Mind Zen. We are an Engaged Zen Buddhist training and practice Order in the lineage of Rev. Dr. Soyu Matsuoka-roshi, the first Soto Zen Master to establish the practice of Zen in the United States.
We are a small local Sangha-without-walls committed to serving the needs of new as well as established Zen practitioners. We offer private Zen study, Ordination Training, Retreats, a variety of engaged practice opportunities, Buddhist Weddings/Commitment Ceremonies, Funeral, Memorial, and Affirmation of Life Services, Ordinations, and various other ceremonies, by request.