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Charlotte Zen Meditation Society Meetup

  • Jan 6, 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 for lots of good information regarding Soto Zen ...


Go to You Tube and watch the video 'Introduction to Zen Meditation: The Still Point'

This is a great time to join the group as we have just concluded the Dharma book,  Realizing Genjokoan, "The Key to Dogen's Shobogenzo" by Shohaku Okumura published by Wisdom Publications. Dogenzenji is the 13th century founder of the Soto school of Zen Buddhism. We have enjoyed the study of Shohaku Okumura's commentaries on this most important text.

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 Discussion: What brought you to Zen Meditation?

9:00 PM - Closing

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  • Rochelle B.

    Awesome Sangha!

    January 7, 2013

  • Jacque' Lee Ahmed (.

    Greetings all, I really enjoyed the sitting last night, I plan to come weekly. Everyone was so helpful, I felt like family.

    "Love Does Not Demand A Change, It Produces One" UNKNOWN

    1 · January 7, 2013

  • Robert A.

    I'm new to Zen practices. I recently purchased Thich Nhat Hanh's book on walking meditation, but I'm unsure how to get started. I'm excited about learning more meditation techniques.

    1 · January 1, 2013

    • Cindy R.

      I'm rather new as well. Welcome!

      1 · January 1, 2013

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