News from Our Community
Dharma Seminar returns to a hybrid format and moves to the afternoon. This month and through mid-June, Dharma Seminar returns to a hybrid format every week and will be held at a new time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm (PT). This is an experiment to see whether an earlier meeting time works better both for those attending in-person and those in later time zones on Zoom.
17th Annual EDZ Women’s Retreat. Please join Chris Fortin and Jaune Evans at the annual Women’s Retreat to explore the life of Mahaprajapati and the ancestors of our tradition, continuing the conversation from April seminar. This gathering of women associated with Everyday Zen offers us time to share our lives in spiritual practice and have fun together just being ourselves.
Jukai Ceremony (Lay Ordination). At the end of the month, we will have a Jukai or Lay Ordination Ceremony, in which ten students will receive the precepts from their teacher. Each ordinee will also receive a Dharma name, simple robe (rakusu), and lineage papers tracing their position in our Soto Zen family as it comes down to us from the time of the Buddha.
May All-Day Sitting with Full Moon Ceremony. Our All-Day Sitting in May will be held both online and at the Community Congregational Church in Tiburon. The day will conclude with the the full moon bodhisattva ceremony, an ancient ritual of purification and renewal in which the entire attending sangha participates.
With the Everyday Zen Sangha
May 4,11,18,25 & June 1,8,15
DHARMA SEMINAR (HYBRID)
NOTE NEW TIME: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (PT)
◦ Led by Norman
Topic: Thich Nhat Hanh’s Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching
Note: After June 15, seminar will be on summer break till August 3.
MAY ALL-DAY SITTING with Full Moon Ceremony (HYBRID)
9:00 am - 4:30 pm (PT)
◦ Led by Norman
To receive the Zoom link and for more information, please register on the website.
ONE TIME EVENTS
Friday – Saturday
May 6 – 7
17th ANNUAL EDZ WOMEN’S RETREAT (ONLINE ONLY)
4:00 pm Friday – 5:00 pm Saturday (PT)
◦ Led by Chris Fortin and Jaune Evans
Theme: Exploring the life of Mahaprajapati and our ancestors, inspired by Wendy Garling’s The Woman Who Raised the Buddha: The Extraordinary Life of Mahaprajapati
JUKAI CEREMONY (LAY ORDINATION) (HYBRID)
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (PT)
◦ Led by Norman
There will be a reception following the ceremony.
Please register on the website whether you plan to attend in person or on Zoom.
With Affiliated Sanghas
Every 4th Thursday of the month
RACIAL AND SOCIAL JUSTICE AS DHARMA PRACTICE (ONLINE)
A Multi Sangha Program open to all
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (PT)
◦ Facilitated by Hoka Chris Fortin and Doralee Grindler Katonah
To register and for more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. The Zoom link is sent out each month.
June 17 – 25 | Friday – Saturday
SAMISH ISLAND SESSHIN
◦ Led by: Norman Fischer with Nomon Tim Burnett
Samish Island Campground, WA
Please see the Red Cedar Zen website for more information.
SUE MOON BOOK READING & COMMUNITY EVENT
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (PT)
◦ Led by Sue Moon with Jaune Evans
Celebrate the publication of Sue's new book, Alive Until You’re Dead: Notes on the Home Stretch!