Charlotte Zen Meditation Society Meetup

  • April 21, 2013 · 6:30 PM
  • Harmony House

You are welcome to join us in the Zendo at Harmony House at 6:45 PM for Seated Meditation, Walking Meditation, and reading & discussion of the teachings of the Buddha.

To all newcomers - We look forward to meeting as many of you as possible at our next Sunday evening sitting! If this will be your first visit with us please arrive at Harmony House by 6:30 for a quick run-through of the details of the Soto Zen style of meditation. Also, newcomers are encouraged to have a look at the following video: Introduction to Zen Meditation, The Still Point on You Tube for lots of good information about Soto Zen. This is a great time to join the group as we have just begun reading from a new Dharma book,  "Opening the Hand of Thought" by Kosho Uchiyama published by Wisdom Publications. The book is translated and edited by Tom Wright, 
Jisho Warner and Shokaku Okumura.

This Sunday evening's schedule is:

6:30 PM - Doors Open (Please come for 6:30 orientation if this will be your first time sitting with us)

6:50 PM - Be seated and prepare for first Seated Meditation (Zazen)

7:00 - 7:30 - Bell rings to begin first Seated Meditation

7:30 - 7:40 - Walking Meditation (Kinhin)

7:40 - 8:10 - Second Seated Meditation (Zazen)

8:10 - 8:20 - Break

8:20 - 9:00 - Dharma Reading, reflection and discussion of "Opening the Hand of Thought" by Kosho Uchiyama.

9:00 PM - Closing

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  • Jovi D.

    Anything in particular I should or should not wea

    April 15, 2013

    • Rochelle B.

      Welcome! Wear something comfortable and modest. We sit on the third floor of an old house. We only have an illusion of temperature control. It can be quite hot in the summer and quite cool in te winter. I usually bring a sweater or jacket and adjust to the room. Leave your shoes in the lobby downstairs.

      April 15, 2013

    • Jovi D.

      Thanks

      April 20, 2013

  • Rochelle B.

    Glad to be back after missing the sits due to travel, work and conferences. I miss our regular Sunday meditations when I can't attend.

    April 16, 2013

  • Jovi D.

    Is their anything particular I should wear

    April 15, 2013

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