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The Leadership Of The Santa Cruz Zen Center

Weekly Events

Breakfast and Dharma Study Group - Tuesdays, 7am

Breakfast with conversation in the community room at 7am most Tuesdays, followed by Dharma study group with Kokyo Henkel 7:45-8:45am. Currently we are reading "The Art of Just Sitting: Essential Writings on the Zen Practice of Shikantaza". All are welcome to either or both events, free of charge.

Koan Study Group - Fridays, 1-2pm

Contemplate and explore koans with Neti Parekh, in the zendo. A koan from the Mumonkan will be posted on the bulletin board the week before, with copies available. Anyone may attend any of the sessions, free of charge.

Ordinary Recovery Group - Contact SCZC ( 457-0206 ). Leave message for Rev. Teverbaugh.

A weekly meeting discussing Buddhist practice with addictions, emotions, and relationships. Short meditation, Dharma reading, compassionate discussion and support. Meets in the zendo and is free of charge.

Smiling Heart QiGong - Saturday Mornings, 9:30-10:30am

With Andrew Porter - May 14th & 28th, June 4th, 11th & 25th, July 2nd, 23rd & 30th, Aug 6th, 20th & 27th, Sept 3rd, 17th & 24th, Oct 1st, 8th, 22nd & 29th, Nov 5th, 12th, & 26th, Dec 10th & 17th.


Wednesday Evening Dharma Talk

May 4, 6:35pm – Rev. Ellen Richter

Wednesday Evening Dharma Talk

May 11, 6:35pm – Rev. Patrick Teverbaugh

Samantabhadra Bodhisattva’s Conduct and Vows

4-week class series with Kokyo Henkel, May 15-June 5, 6:40-8pm.
The epic Flower Ornament Sutra ends with this bodhisattva’s inspirational expression of devotion to all buddhas and to all beings. Samantabhadra’s ten vows have been an important Mahayana Buddhist teaching and practice for many centuries and are the basis for many of our devotional practices of Zen. Sustaining Members, $10 per class. All others $12.

Wednesday Evening Dharma Talk

May 18, 6:35pm – Rev. Kokyo Henkel

Full Moon Bodhisattva Precepts Renewal Ceremony

Friday, May 20, 5:45-6:30pm (instead of evening zazen)

Sangha Day

Saturday, May 21, 9:20am until mid-afternoon, with potluck lunch.
Everyone is invited to come together and help take care of the temple and grounds: cleaning the zendo, making candles, gar­dening, etc.

Wednesday Evening Dharma Talk

May 25, 6:35pm – Rev. Eugene Bush

Kobun Chino Roshi Monthly Memorial Ceremony

Thursday, May 26, 6:25am, at time of morning service.

Introduction to Zen

Saturday, May 28, 10am-noon.
A monthly introduction to the body & mind of Zen meditation and the forms of practice at SCZC. The morning includes sitting and walking meditation, and discussion. Everyone is welcome, free of charge.