Past Meetup

Charlotte Zen Meditation Society Meetup

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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 two links for lots of good information regarding Soto Zen ... ... ...

This is a great time to join the group as we have just begun reading from a new 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 are excited to begin 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 Reading, reflection and discussion of Appendix # 3 "Dogen's Life" from our discussion text Realizing Genjokoan, "The Key To Dogen's Shobogenzo."

9:00 PM - Closing