What we're about

The Anchorage Zen Community for anyone interested in Buddhism, and meditation. All experience levels welcome, from absolute beginners to masters. The Anchorage Zen Community practices within Soto Zen Buddhist tradition, under the guidance of Genmyo Zeedyk, and strives to cultivate the integration of Zen practice with everyday life for personal and social transformation. More information can be found at http://www.anchoragezen.com/

Upcoming events (4+)

Sunday Service, In person at 711 Barrow Street and On Zoom

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In-person sitting at 711 Barrow Street!

Zoom sitting still offered as well, RSVP'ing to the service will not generate the zoom ID/password so please email [masked] to get connected

The schedule will be:
8:30-8:55 sitting meditation
8:55-9:00 Walking
9:00-9:25 sitting meditation
9:25-9:30 walking
9:30-9:55 sitting
9:55-10:00 short chanting service
10:00-10:30 dharma talk by Genmyo, 2nd and 4th Sundays

On the first Sunday of each month, dokusan is offered.
The third Sunday of each month is Sangha Sunday, an open forum to bring a reading or a reflection that has been nourishing your practice.

Here are the chants we use in Sunday Service:

Verse of the Kesa:
Great robe of liberation
Virtuous field far beyond form and emptiness
Wearing the Tathagata's teaching
We vow to free all beings

Purification:
All the twisted karma ever created by me since of old;
On account of my beginningless greed, hatred, and ignorance;
Born of my conduct speech and thought;
I now acknowledge openly and fully

Great Vows for All
The many beings are numberless, I vow to free them;
Greed, hatred, and ignorance rise endlessly, I vow to abandon them;
Dharma gates are countless, I vow to wake to them;
Buddha’s way is unsurpassed, I vow to embody it fully.

A chance to share thoughts or reflections with the group (optional) will follow.

One can join the online meeting room before the first sit, or during the walking times, just as in our in-person zendo. People may sit the first period, the second period, attend the talk, or any combination of those three.

We hope these meetings give a chance for folks to reconnect or to try out the group for the first time. If you haven’t sat in-person before and have questions, please email [masked] Take good care for the sake of all beings and we hope to sit with you soon,

AZC

Online Morning Sitting

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Online Morning Sitting with Anchorage Zen Community is offered on Zoom Monday-Thursday 6:30 am-7:30 am.

The schedule will be:
6:30-6:55 am sitting
6:55-7:00 am walking
7:00-7:25 am sitting

A chance to share thoughts or reflections with the group (optional) will follow.

One can join the online meeting room before the first sit, or during the walking time, just as in our in-person zendo. People may sit the first period, second period or both.

Please call AZC at[masked] for the online Zoom meeting ID number/password.

We hope these meetings give a chance for folks to reconnect or to try out the group for the first time. If you haven’t sat in-person before and have questions, please email [masked] Take good care for the sake of all beings and we hope to sit with you soon,

AZC

Online Morning Sitting

Needs a location

Online Morning Sitting with Anchorage Zen Community is offered on Zoom Monday-Thursday 6:30 am-7:30 am.

The schedule will be:
6:30-6:55 am sitting
6:55-7:00 am walking
7:00-7:25 am sitting

A chance to share thoughts or reflections with the group (optional) will follow.

One can join the online meeting room before the first sit, or during the walking time, just as in our in-person zendo. People may sit the first period, second period or both.

Please call AZC at[masked] for the online Zoom meeting ID number/password.

We hope these meetings give a chance for folks to reconnect or to try out the group for the first time. If you haven’t sat in-person before and have questions, please email [masked] Take good care for the sake of all beings and we hope to sit with you soon,

AZC

Online Morning Sitting

Needs a location

Online Morning Sitting with Anchorage Zen Community is offered on Zoom Monday-Thursday 6:30 am-7:30 am.

The schedule will be:
6:30-6:55 am sitting
6:55-7:00 am walking
7:00-7:25 am sitting

A chance to share thoughts or reflections with the group (optional) will follow.

One can join the online meeting room before the first sit, or during the walking time, just as in our in-person zendo. People may sit the first period, second period or both.

Please call AZC at[masked] for the online Zoom meeting ID number/password.

We hope these meetings give a chance for folks to reconnect or to try out the group for the first time. If you haven’t sat in-person before and have questions, please email [masked] Take good care for the sake of all beings and we hope to sit with you soon,

AZC

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Online Morning Sitting

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