Chanting of the Precepts will take place on October 30th, November 13th and 27th.
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 Roshi will begin a period of hermitage on Wednesday October 30th, which will end at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 3rd, 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, November 2nd. 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
November Two-day Sesshin
The November 2-day sesshin begins at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 8th and will end at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 10th. Formal students are reminded to send their schedules to schedule at wwzc dot org as soon as is possible.
On Saturday, November 9th, associate and general students may attend a sitting held in the Zendo. Arrival time is 9:15 a.m. (in time for First Bell). The sitting ends at 11:30 a.m. Students attending are reminded to remain on the first floor.
November 18th is the Memorial for the death of Anzan Daiko zenji.
The next Samu Weekend is scheduled to take place on Saturday and Sunday, November 23rd and 24th. 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.