|In addition to our regularly scheduled practice sessions, the North Carolina Zen Center occasionally hosts other events such as retreats, work days and work weekends. Also, Sandy's teaching responsibilities occasionally take him away from the Center for brief periods of time.
Below you will find information about our longer-range schedule and upcoming events, and information concerning Sandy's attendance. Please check back from time to time to get the latest updates. You will also find useful information in the most recent Kaihan.
|Summer 2013 Zazen-kai at Sosen-ji
Thursday, July 4 Sunday, July 7
The Center will host its annual Summer Zazen-kai beginning with informal dinner on Thursday, July 4 at 5 PM, and ending following clean-up after lunch at noon on Monday, July 7.
"Zazen-kai" means Zen gathering, joining to intensively practice Zen together. This retreat will be conducted in a manner similar to formal retreats and sesshins at other Zen centers and monasteries, including periods of sitting meditation, walking meditation, chanting, work practice, formal meals, interviews with Sandy, and Dharma talks by Sandy.
The retreat is open to persons with all levels of experience including beginners, as well as to part-time participants. Lodging preference will be given to full-timers. You can visit the Retreats page of the Center’s web site for much more helpful information concerning Zen retreats at Sosen-ji.
The cost is $45 per night. Please send a 50% deposit by Monday, May 24, to reserve a seat and help with planning meals. Financial help and scholarships are available. Please contact the Center directly for more information.
One Day Sit at Sosen-ji, June 8
The Center will host a one day sit on Saturday, June 8 from 9 AM to 4 PM. We will have alternating periods of chanting, sitting and walking meditation. Lunch will be informal, please bring your own. Come and spend a quiet day in practice with us!
Fall 2013 Zazen-kai at Sosen-ji
Please check back for more details as the dates approach.
Zen Writing Practice
We will meet once a month at the North Carolina Zen Center, Pittsboro.
|Currently the Center is following its normal schedule, as indicated on the Schedule page. Please come and participate in the Triangle's only Rinzai Zen center.
Construction will begin soon on the final main building of the Center, and this will mean that there are always small and large jobs and projects in need of manpower and womanpower. Please contact Matt Young at the Center to find out what the current needs are and how you might help. In addition, there are always many large and small tasks that need attending to, including general tidying up and grounds care and maintenance, as well as many other opportunites to contribute time, skills and tools.
If you wish to contribute in any way, your help would be most welcome. Please call or email us for specific needs or other information.