This Month

Welcome to the Lincroft Zen Sangha Fall Practice Period! 

During the monsoon season, Shakyamuni Buddha’s sangha would settle in one place to study and train together. In the Japanese Zen tradition, this training period is called Ango, or “Peaceful Dwelling.” Since we do not live together, we call our 90-day observance a Practice Period and, in the spirit of peaceful dwelling, refocus our training as individuals and as a Sangha.

During the Practice Period, Zazen is the primary practice. We also emphasize training yourself in The Three Tenets throughout the day: train yourself to return to not- knowing, to listen deeply, and to recognize actions that arise spontaneously which serve the whole.

Please consider the commitment you can make to focus your Zen training.

  October 2019

   Oct. 2

Wednesday

Ango Opening Ceremony – Zazen

7:00pm~9:00pm

   Oct. 9

Wednesday

Zazen

7:00pm~9:00pm

Oct. 16

Wednesday

Zazen

7:00pm~9:00pm

Oct. 23

Wednesday

 Zazen

7:00pm~9:00pm

Oct. 30

Wednesday

Ceremony of Atonement **

7:00pm~9:00pm

Future Events

  • Fall Practice Period (Ango) Begins Oct. 2 – December 8 with Ango Opening Ceremony – Text: Instructions to the Cook , A Zen Master’s Lessons in Living a Life That Matters ~ Bernard Glassman & Rick Fields

  • Council November 3 at 1:30

  • Sesshin schedule 2020 at The Upper Room – March 26-29 and September 10-13

** Ceremony of Atonement – dating back to time of the Buddha, Sangha members reflect on our behavior of body, speech and mind as it has affected ourselves and others an atone for all karma arising from those actions, words, and thoughts. Those who have taken Zen Buddhist Precepts are encouraged to take part, others are certainly free to as well. We receive all sharing as our own and pass no judgement. The ceremony ends with forgiveness of others and forgiveness of ourselves…Roshi Merle Kodo Boyd

Contact info@lincroftzen.org if interested