Chanting of the Precepts will take place on July 31st, August 14th and August 28th.
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.
The next Samu Weekend is scheduled to take place on Saturday and Sunday, July 27th and 28th. Please pencil these dates into your schedule so that you will be able to attend some or all of this weekend of samu practice. Saigyo tando will be writing soon to students with more details about the activities taking place over the weekend. To register please send an email to Saigyo tando at saigyo dot cross at gmail.com or leave a message on the Zen Centre office answering machine at 613-562-1568.
The Roshi will begin a period of hermitage on Wednesday, July 31st, which will end at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 4th, when he leads monastics in Acalanatha Sadhana.
August Two-day Sesshin
The August two-day sesshin will begin at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 9th, and will end at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 11th. On Saturday, August 10th there will be a sitting for associate and general students in the Zendo. First Bell is at 9:15. The Sitting will end at 11:40 a.m. Students are reminded to remain on the first floor.
On Saturday, August 24th, 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.
The 9:30 a.m. general sitting that would ordinarily take place on August 24th is cancelled owing to the Dharma Assembly.
August 28th is Dogen-ki, the memorial of Eihei Dogen zenji's death.