What we're about

This group is for anyone interested in working with their minds and emotions, as well as deepening their spiritual life through the practice of Buddhist meditation. We are in inclusive group welcoming all who are interested regardless of their race, religion, orientation, or beliefs. Meditation, book studies, and talks are all offered freely although donations are greatly appreciated. This group is affiliated with Sokukoji Buddhist Temple Monastery www.sokukoji.org

Upcoming events (5)

Introduction to Zen Meditation

Online event

I will be giving an introduction to the Zen practice of Shikantaza. This is a traditional style of meditation that is practiced sitting up with the eyes open. It is geared toward prioritizing our awareness over out thought patterns. We will meditate until 6:50pm and then will break to begin studying Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. My teacher studied under Trungpa Rinpoche for 15 years before meeting his Zen Master Kobun Chino Roshi. I look forward to practicing with you all soon! Don't let the number of people signed up scare you off. Most of our members don't sign up but we regularly have 12-15 participants. Check us out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/kalamazoozen/ Or our Battle Creek Location http://www.sokukoji.org

Introduction to Zen Meditation

Online event

I will be giving an introduction to the Zen practice of Shikantaza. This is a traditional style of meditation that is practiced sitting up with the eyes open. It is geared toward prioritizing our awareness over out thought patterns. We will meditate until 6:50pm and then will break to begin studying Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. My teacher studied under Trungpa Rinpoche for 15 years before meeting his Zen Master Kobun Chino Roshi. I look forward to practicing with you all soon! Don't let the number of people signed up scare you off. Most of our members don't sign up but we regularly have 12-15 participants. Check us out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/kalamazoozen/ Or our Battle Creek Location http://www.sokukoji.org

Introduction to Zen Meditation

Online event

I will be giving an introduction to the Zen practice of Shikantaza. This is a traditional style of meditation that is practiced sitting up with the eyes open. It is geared toward prioritizing our awareness over out thought patterns. We will meditate until 6:50pm and then will break to begin studying Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. My teacher studied under Trungpa Rinpoche for 15 years before meeting his Zen Master Kobun Chino Roshi. I look forward to practicing with you all soon! Don't let the number of people signed up scare you off. Most of our members don't sign up but we regularly have 12-15 participants. Check us out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/kalamazoozen/ Or our Battle Creek Location http://www.sokukoji.org

Talk by Sokuzan. abbot of Sokukoji Buddhist Monastery

Join us as we host Sokuzan, the abbot of Sokukoji Buddhist Monastery, for a talk on Zen meditation practice and working with negativity. Sokuzan began meditating in 1973 after meeting the tantric master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpohe. Sokuzan continued his practice and study with Trungpa until Trungpa passed in 1987. In 1990 Sokuzan met his Zen master Kobun Chino Roshi. Sokuzan went on to found Sokukoji Buddhist Monastery in Battle Creek Michigan. Everyone is welcome!!! This is a free event but donations are greatly appreciated. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

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Introduction to Zen Meditation

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