1 Morning Service, 8:30 a.m., and Survey of Buddhism Class, 9:00 a.m.
5 Refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha; Annual Refuge Ceremony. Those who wish to take refuge should speak to their Sangha leaders beforehand (and should have attended the Refuge Retreat on September 25).
12 Yakushi Nyorai
14 – 16 Shikan Retreat – This retreat is focused on Shikan Practices, Shamatha and Vipashyana, which are the basis of all Buddhist meditation. We will be exploring how these two forms of meditation intertwine to present a sublime method for the attainment of awakening and furthering the Bodhisattva Path. There will be teachings and practices other than meditation as well. This retreat is intended for all levels of practitioner.
16 Doshu/Soryo Kai,1-5 p.m.; quarterly meeting for all soryo and doshu
19 Practices For Peace
26 The Heart Sutra 30 Mahasangha Sunday, 11 a.m., followed by a potluck lunch.
Gojun Terada is traveling in Vietnam and Laos for a month.
Seigaku Henderson has returned to the Berkshires after spending a year in Japan. Welcome home!
Monshin Naamon traveled to Mt. Hiei at the end of September to receive Nyudan Kanjo and Enton Jukai. Look in the November Shingi for his report on his experiences.