Chanting of the Precepts will take place on July 26th and August 9th, 2017.
Fusatsu (J) literally “Chanting together”, a practice of aligning with and renewing the Bodhisattva Precepts for monastics and formal students is usually held on or near new and full moon days on a Wednesday and is practised during the 6:00 am formal sitting in the Hatto. General students are welcome to attend.
Yaza (all night sitting) will take place on Saturday, July 15th, from 10 p.m. until Sunday, July 16th at 8 a.m. Zen Master Anzan Hoshin will lead the Yaza. Students attending should arrive by first bell at 9:45 p.m. A light breakfast will be served before the end of the Yaza. All students are welcome to attend. Please register soon as is seating will be limited. The suggested dana contribution for Yaza is $30.00. To register, please send an email to email@example.com or leave a message on the Zen Centre office answering machine at 613-562-1568.
On Saturday, July 29th, Ven. Jinmyo Renge osho will lead a Dharma Assembly which will begin at 9:30 a.m. (please arrive by 9:15, in time for first Bell) and will end at 9:00 p.m. Dana is $40.00, which includes two meals: lunch and supper. Participants are asked to bring clothing and shoes appropriate for samu practice. To register, please send an email to schedule at wwzc dot org or leave a message on the office answering machine at 562-1568. Dharma Assemblies are open to all students.
Note: The 9:30 a.m. general sitting that would ordinarily take place on July 29th is cancelled owing to the Dharma Assembly.
The Roshi will begin a period of hermitage on Wednesday, August 2nd which will end on Sunday, August 6th, at 9:30 a.m., when he leads monastics in Acalanatha Sadhana.
Introduction to Zen Workshop
The next Introduction to Zen Workshop will take place at Dainen-ji on Saturday, August 5th, 2017. For more information please see: http://www.wwzc.org/content/introduction-zen-workshop-ottawa. For information concerning our Long-distance Training Program, please visit this Web Page: http://www.wwzc.org/long-distance-training-program