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Weekly Meditation Service

Meditation services are held on Wednesday evenings from 6 pm. A Dharma talk and discussion is held in the main house.  Then a meditation service is held in the Main Hall, comprising of a Daily Service Program, and two periods of meditation.  This is followed by a potluck dinner, ending around 9 pm.  It is suggested to attend all portions, but is not necessary.  All weekly services are open to the public.

***Due to Covid-19, our weekly service has moved to an online/hybrid format.  In-person attendance requires being fully vaccinated***

First and third Wednesdays of the month will be a Zoom gathering only. These gathering begin at 6 PM, all times are Eastern Time.

Second and Fourth Wednesdays will be an in-person gathering with the discussion portion of the evening on Zoom as well as in-person. The Zoom portion will end after the discussion, questions, thoughts and comments. The in-person elements, (Gongyo/Service, meditation, etc.) will continue in the Hondo (Main Hall). The gatherings begin at 6 PM and there will be a potluck dinner in the kuri (house) those evenings.

 

Starting December 1st, 2021

We will be moving to a full hybrid format each week.  We will start at 6 pm ET with a discussion, then we will then break off and those online will stay to finish the the Gongyo and Meditation portion of the service via Zoom, and those in person will go to the Hondo for the remainder of the service, concluding back in the kuri for potluck dinner.

 

 

Tendai Tutorial ONLINE

Weekly Tuesday mornings Time: 6:30AM PDT / 9:30-11:00 AM EDT (1.5 hours)

An in-depth study of Makashikan by Zhiyi (Chih-I). The text we are using is Clear Serenity, Quiet Insight: T’ien-T’ai Chih-i’s Mo-ho chih-kuan, translated with commentary by Paul Swanson, University of Hawai’i Press, 2018. Email Monshin Naamon (tendai@msn.com) for details

 

Monthly Sutra Class

Sutra Classes are held on the first Saturday of every month. It will be an in-person / Zoom hybrid. In-person will begin at in the Hondo (Main Hall) with morning service at 8:30 AM, the class itself, will begin at 9 AM in the kuri (house) and on Zoom.  For those attending virtually, class begins at 9 am, and class will run until 10:30 am. 

A sutra is chosen and read together to be discussed.  Please contact us to inquire about which sutra/readings are being used presently.

 

Weddings / Funerals / Blessings

Upon request, numerous services are offered to Sangha (community) members and the public.  Weddings, funerals and memorial services are generally the most common.  Other services include baby or house blessings, interfaith gatherings, etc.  Again, please contact us for more information.