Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Zazenkai Saturday, 9/11, 9am

"Zen is not, in my view, philosophy or mysticism. It is simply a practice of readjustment of nervous activity. That is, it restores the distorted nervous system to its normal functioning." This image and quote from the essay "Ordinary Mind" by Katsuki Sekida from the very interesting blogspot "We are Perfect Buddha Mind."
2709 Louisville (click heer for map)
Call Bobby Byrd at 915-241-3140 for more information

9:00 - 9:30AM           Beginning Services, Tea and Talk
9:30 - 11:00               Three Zazen periods
11:00 - 11:15             Break
11:15 - 12:15PM       Two Zazen periods
12:15 - 1:00               Lunch / Rest
1:00 - 1:30                 One Zazen period
1:30 - 2:00                 Samu (Work meditation) and Dokusan (see note below)
2:00 - 3:00                 Two Zazen periods
3:00 - 3:30                 Closing Services with cookies and tea              

Note: Dokusan is a private interview with a teacher. It gives you an opportunity to talk personally about your practice and to ask questions. It is not required, but can be requested.