Upcoming events for October 2014

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All Beings continues to move, shake.  There’ll be a retreat on October the 12th and it’ll be out in Maryland.  Get in touch if you need a ride, want to come, etc.  Details are as follows:

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All Beings One Day Zen Retreat at Woodburn Hill Farm, Mechanicsville MD.

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

10-4 (informal lunch provided)

 

10 Opening Bell Chant/Kanzeon/Heart Sutra

10:15 Zazen

10:40 Kinhin

10:50 Zazen

11:15 Practice Discussion

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Zazen

1:30 Kinhin

1:40 Zazen

2:10 Kinhin

2:30 Book Discussion One Bird, One Stone with tea and cookies

3:15 Zazen

3:45 Kinhin

3:50 Closing Circle/Refuges

 

Inryu can provide directions and help coordinate ride sharing to the farm from the city environs.  RSVP with Inryu at bobbi@bagheerayoga.com

 

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Also!  Here are the dates for November and December all-day sits:

 

Sunday November 16th – All Beings Zen Sangha Day Retreat – Adams Morgan

Sunday December 21st –  All Beings Zen Sangha Day Retreat – Adams Morgan

 

As always, get in touch if you’re interested so we know how many people to expect.

 

Thanks folks!
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Photo of Early Fall Sesshin in Pikesville MD.

Six members of All Beings Zen Sangha joined the One Heart Sangha for a wonderful Early Fall Sesshin at Holy Trinity Retreat Center in Pikesville MD. A strong and dedicated practice was in evidence! We all enjoyed the Kinhin outside in the beautiful surrounds of the retreat center buildings. Sensei Barbara Craig, Sensei Rose Mary Dougherty and Rev. Inryu Bobbi Ponce-Barger co-lead the retreat.photo

Call to Artists!

Call to Artists! All Beings Zen is announcing a call to artists for the 2015 Sangha calendar project. Drawings, paintings, photography, poetry, brief writings, and other forms are now being considered. Please submit up to three works by September 30, 2014, either in person or via e-mail to:bagheerayoga@verizon.net

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Background: Zen has a long history of embracing and inspiring art. Following in this tradition, All Beings Zen Sangha is proud to display member’s work in calendars, web sites, and other media. Founded by a small group of dedicated Zen students in 2004, All Beings Zen Sangha serves as a warm space for the Zen Dharma practice in Washington DC. Visit us on the web at: http://allbeingszen.org/

Thank you.
May all beings be happy!
Inryu Bobbi Ponce-Barger
bobbi@bagheerayoga.com
http://www.bagheerayoga.com
http://www.allbeingszen.org

Book Club Update and Illaria’s Upcoming Talk

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Hi there!

Hope everyone is well where they are, and enjoying this mild DC summer.

Two updates from us at All Beings.

First, long-time member Illaria is moving to the west coast, and she will be sorely missed.  On Thursday, 8/14, she’ll be giving a short talk at the regular Thursday night service – do stop by!

Second, One Bird, One Stone will be the next book we’ll read for the book club discussion group.  Here’s some information about it at WorldCat.org:

http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/48649159

This discussion will take place as usual on a Sunday morning at 8:30 am at All Beings Zen Center / Zendo in Adams Morgan.  We’ll meet Sunday, September 21st.

Thanks everyone!

Sam

June Events – Heart Sutra book club and an All Day Sit

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Two events coming up for June, everyone!

First

Red Pine’s Heart Sutra book group.  This is Sunday June 15th, from 8 am to 9:15 or so.  We’ll be discussing the introduction to this book – please come!

Second

An all day sit Sunday, June 22nd.  Below is the schedule for this sit.  As always send Bobbi an e-mail with questions or to let us know you can come.  All are welcome!

 

 

May 18th All Beings Full Day Zen Retreat-     Draft Schedule
9am Zazen
9:30 Kinhin
9:40 Zazen
10:10 Service Heart Sutra
10:20 Break/Walk
10:50 Zazen
11:20 Kinhin
11:30 Zazen
12:00 Oryoki Lunch
12:45 Break
1:15 Dharma Talk given by Inryu
2:00 Break
2:15 Work Practice
2:45 Kinhin
2:55 Zazen
3:15 Tea/Practice Discussion
3:45 Zazen or Afternoon walk
4:15 Kinhin
4:25  Zazen
4:55 Refuges and closing
5:00 Retreat concludes

 

 

Dairyu Michael Wenger Roshi to visit All Beings Zen Sangha

Dairyu Michael Wenger to visit All Beings Sangha May 31st-June 2nd, 2014 

Dairyu trained and practiced for many years at the San Francisco Zen Center and received Dharma Transmission from Sojun Mel Weitsman. He is now Guiding Teacher of Dragon’s Leap Meditation Center where he emphasizes zazen, brush painting and Dharma classes. Courage, compassion and creativity are his touchstones.

Below photo R to L:  Dairyu Michael Wenger Roshi with the Dan Welch Roshi the new abbot of Dharma Sangha Temple in Crestone CO.  Photo taken by Inryu@Dharma Sangha Temple 2013

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Saturday May 31st – Join Dairyu for an informal talk and reception. We will view some of Dairyu’s artwork and recent films and discuss the relationship between creativity and zen practice. The event will be held in the home of Sukumar and Alex Srinivasan (which is near the zendo). Please meet at 3pm in front of 2801 Adams Mill Road NW and we will walk over the Alex and Sukumar’s place together for the event. Below are a few examples of Dairyu’s brush painting.

Sunday June 1st – Dairyu to offer precepts to two members of our Sangha; Sukumar Srinivasan and Carlos Moura. Please arrive by 8:45am for the 9am ceremony in the All Beings Sangha Zendo in Adams Morgan.

Monday June 2nd – Join us for 6:30am morning zazen followed by Heart Sutra service lead by Dairyu.

Space for the Saturday event is limited. Please RSVP via email to confirm that you will attend. inryu@bagheerayoga.com