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Charlotte Zen Meditation Society Meetup

  • Jul 14, 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.

If you are new to the group we'd greatly appreciate if you would take the newcomer poll after attending. We use this feedback to improve the group.

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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  • Rochelle B.

    awesome sangha

    July 15, 2013

  • Jared

    Last minute car trouble. Can't make it.

    July 14, 2013

  • Mason Anwen C.

    Sorry! Last minute change of plans. Will come visit another time.

    July 14, 2013

  • Mason Anwen C.

    I'm considering meditating with the sangha on July 14! I didn't want to "show up" unannounced--I'd rather take some time to introduce myself. (: My preferred name is Mason and I'm turning 18 soon. I have been studying Buddhist principles on my own, but would like to try sitting zazen with like-minded people and see how it goes!

    July 10, 2013

    • Rochelle B.

      No Problem. We orient new members around 6:30 on Sunday's. Our sit is organized similar to any Soto Zen Buddhist Temple (lots of bells and bowing). We sit first, then read from our book, Opening the Hand of Thought, and then a discussion of the reading.

      July 11, 2013

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