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Jisso-Ji Zen Ann Arbor offers group meditation practice in the Soto Zen Buddhist tradition of Shunryu Suzuki, author of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. We meet in The Center for Sacred Living, 210 Little Lake Drive in Ann Arbor. Practice is led by Taikodo Marta Dabis whose practice originated in the San Francisco Zen Center, an ordained priest and associate member of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association. Everyone is welcome, no prior experience necessary. Please come 20 minutes early to orientation & introduction to Zazen -- Zen meditation. Fellowship over a meal together, afterward, off-site is optional. 

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JissoJi Half-day Sitting - with Dharma Talk by Heather Iarusso

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Zazen --Zen meditation-- between 8:20 am and noon, followed by fellowship over lunch, off site. Please arrive early. Orientation & Introduction to Zazen and Zendo forms available upon request prior to the sitting. Donations are appreciated. Everybody is welcome. Our JissoJi study groups are also open to all.
Center for Sacred Living is at 210 Little Lake Drive Suite 7. This is an event both in person and on Zoom.

Come sit Zazen with us - Zoom or in-person sitting - from 11am

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Zazen --Zen meditation-- from 11 am followed by noon service and lunch off-site. Please arrive early and mute your mic. Introduction to Zazen is available upon request prior to the sitting. Donations are appreciated. Everybody is welcome. Zoom link by request.

Come sit Zazen with us - Zoom and in-person sitting - with noon service

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Zazen --Zen meditation-- between 11:00 am and 11:40 am, followed by noon service, chanting and bowing. Informal check-in afterwards. Please arrive early (mute your mic during the sitting). Introduction to Zazen is available upon request prior to the sitting. Donations are appreciated. Everybody is welcome. Zoom link by request.

Sit. Stop. Write. -- Zen and Poetry with Dmitry Berenson On Zoom and in person

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Like a plant that grows out of bare ground, to express ourselves in poetry we must start from an empty place. We'll do a little meditation and reading from Zen and other sources to help us touch that place and then spring out to write our own poetry. Find your seat; find your voice.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak we will be holding our sittings online via Zoom until further notice. To get access to the Zoom room please email [masked] with the subject “Request access to Zoom” at least 12 hours before the sitting.

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