New Year Eve Service 2014 into 2015 – Dec 31, 2014

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.

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Please RSVP if you can join us. We need a head count for zabutons and
zafus.

10:20pm Zazen
10:55pm Nine bows
Heart Sutra
Three 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

Events Solstice December 21, 2014

All Beings Zen Sangha Solstice Day Retreat – ┬áSunday 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.

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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