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


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

Welcome to May – Full Day Sit Coming Up / Also Book Group Update




Hi there everyone.

Wanted to let folks know that we’ll be doing a full day sit (workin’ 9 to 5 this time around) on Sunday, May 18th.  As usual, it’ll be at All Beings Zen Center in sunny Adams Morgan.  Please do join us.

The schedule is below.

Also, our book club is on to a new book, and we’ve chosen Red Pine’s translation of The Heart Sutra.  The Heart Sutra is about two pages long, so the book breaks down couplets into chapters, and Red Pine fills us in on the hows, wheres, whos, and whys.  Excited for this one.  Please join us Sunday June 15th 8am-9:30am.  Tea and snacks provided.

Amazon has it of course, but you can also get it maybe here, and also here.


Sunday, May 18th – Full Day Zen Retreat

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 (preparing for Dairyu Michael Wenger’s Visit on June 1st)
2:45 Kinhin
2:55 Zazen
3:15 Tea/Practice Discussion on the Heart Sutra
3:45 Zazen or Afternoon walk
4:15 Kinhin
4:25  Zazen
4:55 Refuges and closing
5:00 Retreat concludes