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:


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




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

Book Club Update and Illaria’s Upcoming Talk



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:


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!


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



Two events coming up for June, everyone!


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!


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