EVENTS & CLASSES
ROHATSU ZAZENKAI: CELEBRATION OF THE BUDDHA'S ENLIGHTENMENT SUNDAY DECEMBER 17TH 9:00AM-3:00PM, Albuquerque Zendo. LIMITED SPACE. Must RSVP before December 11th. See RETREATS page.
Meditation Classes are being held on the campus of FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH of LAS CRUCES on Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm. We practice for two twenty minute seated meditation periods with mindful walking, tea and question/answer period. There are comfortable chairs available for meditation, but you are welcome to bring your own cushion/bench if you choose.
If you are a newcomer, please contact Rev. Hilbert for details prior to your first visit.
$5.00 Donation per meeting goes to the Church for providing the space.
Please arrive 10 minutes early and wear comfortable, modest clothing.
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. 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 and headset. 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. Liturgical Service--Traditional Soto chanting, 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 location.
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, a personal cleansing and renewal ceremony aimed at leaving our accumulated attachments behind, and recitation of The Kanon Sutra. (11/4, 12/3/17, 1/7/18, 2/4, 3/4, 4/1, 4/29, 5/27, 7/1, 8/26, 9/23, 10/21, 11/25, 12/23.)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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.