All-Day Rohatsu Zazenkai

When:
December 9, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
2017-12-09T08:00:00-05:00
2017-12-09T16:00:00-05:00
Where:
UUFBR
St Andrews Blvd
Boca Raton, FL
USA

Every year, Buddhists mark the solemn anniversary of Buddha’s enlightenment. What does “enlightenment” mean to you?   How do you express your realization in your everyday life?   Join us for an all-day program of meditation, dokusan (private interview with a teacher), a delicious vegetarian lunch, and a dharma talk by one of our teachers.    The suggested donation is $15.00 and dana for the teaching is extra and very much appreciated.   All funds go to support our presence in the community.    Please RSVP to southernpalmzengroup@gmail.com by December 6.

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Caveat:

"Menju"or "Face to Face Transmission" aside from being the title of a chapter in Dogen Zenji's Shobogenzo, is also the name for one of the most basic Zen traditions. This "face to face" started with Shakyamuni Buddha holding up a flower on Vulture Peak and Mahakashyapa simply smiling. It is akin to the gaze between mother and child; a mirroring; a nourishment for mutual development.

Today we have the technological "IndraNet." It offers seemingly endless resources for the sharing of written and graphic teachings. This blog is one such nodule in the vast net.

However, the blog is in no way intended to replace Menju, our being together as a group or individually with a teacher. This blog is a service only. Its intention is to use the form, like the banks of a river, to direct or awaken the flow of ancient and contemporary wisdom for ourselves and the world we are part of.

Traveling in this blog, newcomers to our group may get a scent of the climate we practice in; a taste of what appeals to those who practice with us; and might take a step to sit with us and discover what it means to be with lovers of true silence. The silence that echoes from every teaching that connects and says "I have been here all along. There never was a need to search. Rest in this shared wisdom and find the place that seems most natural." Doshin Sensei