“Ho bo kore Dojo” in Japanese means, “Right where you walk is your practice place”. Zen practice is often associated with seated meditation. But what about the practice of walking meditation? What is the place of walking in attaining the Buddha Way? In his talk at All Beings Sangha, Daishin will share Dharma teachings on the importance of walking meditation for our practice.Daishin Eric McCabe is a Soto Zen Buddhist priest.
He teaches Buddhist philosophy, meditation, yoga, and calligraphy to people of all walks of life and spiritual paths. Daishin undertook a 15 year mentorship with Abbess Dai-En Bennage of Mount Equity Zendo, located in rural central Pennsylvania. During this time he trained at various Soto Zen Monasteries in Japan, France, California, and Nebraska. He is also a certified hatha Yoga teacher.
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All Beings Sangha members –
Hope everyone is staying warm out there – man, it is cold (even for this seasoned New Englander).
Just a quick update on some late February and March happenings with All Beings, aside from the Monday, Thursday, and Friday sits and services, which I’d heartily recommend you join if you can bear to leave your house.
This coming Sunday, at All Beings Zendo / Zen Center in Adams Morgan, there will be a meet up for those who are taking or are interested in taking the precepts. There’ll be a short sit, then a discussion, and then some work on rakusu (rakusus? rakusii?). We’ll begin at 8 am.
On Sunday the 1st of March, we’ll continue with our discussion of the Diamond Sutra. We’ll begin at 8 am, and there’ll be tea and cookies at this one. It’s a real pleasant way to spend a Sunday morning, talking with other members about what they’ve read, even if we sometimes leave just as perplexed as when we arrived. So it goes. It’s nice, though. Bring a copy of the Diamond Sutra in any translation.
Then on Sunday the 15nd of March, we’ll have a full-day sit. So mark your calendars accordingly.
Thanks folks! Stay warm.
Hi everyone –
Book Club update. We didn’t get too far last time we met to discuss the Diamond Sutra, be we’ll press ahead on Sunday February 1st at 8 am. We will most likely be discussing the first 1/3 to 1/2 of the 32 short ‘chapters’, so go ahead and plan accordingly.
Hope to see you at All Beings in Adams Morgan!
Carlos and Marilou Moura have kindly made their home available for us to
have a New Years Eve sitting and chanting ceremony. They reside on Ordway NW near Wisconson Avenue.
Please RSVP if you can join us. We need a head count for zabutons and
10:55pm Nine bows
11:05pm Begin the chant Kanzeon (108 times)
Some people may do the 108 prostrations (optional)
12:00pm Celebrate the entering of 2015 with a few minutes of silence
12:05pm Tea and cookies
All Beings Zen Sangha Solstice Day Retreat – Sunday December 21th, 2014
Twelve people attended our Solstice Day Zen Retreat on Sunday December 21st. Amy B. made these amazing vegan cookies to have with tea during our afternoon practice discussion.
Recipe for Haroset sweetmeats (Middle East)
2 cups/350 g pitted dates
1/2 cup/75 g sultanas (I used golden raisins instead)
1/2 cup/75 g raisins
1/2 cup/75 g walnuts
pinch of cinnamon
1-2 tbsp sweet red wine (masala or port)
Put everything (but just HALF the wine) in food processor. Make a mixture that sticks together; you can add more wine so that it binds. Using clean, wet hands roll teaspoonfuls into small balls and put on a cookie sheet. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
Source: One World Vegetarian Cookbook by Troth Wells, 2012
Featuring artwork from the Washington D.C. All Beings Zen Buddhist community, including Smith Augustin Jr, John Flanagan, James Haitchwai, and more!