The Practice of Zen

Zen can offer something very simple, very direct and readily accessible to anyone seeking inner peace, seeking healing in some form, or seeking answers to questions such as ‘Who am I?’ ‘How can I find meaning in my life?’ ‘How can I live in a most authentic way?’

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Day of Zen, April 22, Saturday, 6:30 am to 4:30 (Book signing at the Parlor, 5-6pm)

 

6:30 am – 8:00       Sit
8:00 – 9:00             Breakfast/Zen Chores
9:00 – 9:25             Break/Stretching exercises
9:30 – 10:00           Sit
10:00 – 10:30         Talk
10:30 – 12:00         Sit/Dokusan (Interview w/ Teacher)
12:00 – 1:00            Lunch/Break
1:00 – 2:30              Sit (longer walk)
2:30 – 3:00              Tea Ceremony
3:00 – 4:30              Sit/Dokusan/Closing

Suggested donation:  $35 and Cash dana for the teacher.

Book Signing at the Parlor, Main Floor, WRUMC, April 22

Be Still and Know5:00 – 5:30            Short talk by Ruben, followed by Q&A

5:30                        Distribution of books and signing for those who                                  did not notify me in advance.
                                *Coffee and cookies will be served!
We will be selling the books at a discounted price of $20. Check or cash will be accepted.
If you are ordering  a book or more books, please specify name of recipient so Ruben can sign them before Saturday. Please send email to zenhelp@mkzc.org.

 

 

 

Day Schedule (No frills zazen!)  April 8, Saturday

6:30 – 8:00          Sit
8:00 – 8:40          Breakfast
8:40 – 10:10        Sit
10:10 – 10:30      Yoga stretching exercises *
10:30 – 12            Sit

This half day is a practice of shikantaza (Just sitting) without any teisho or dokusan. Everybody sits facing the wall.  We will also try to practice the 108 prostrations * in three segments. (Warning…be sure to stretch before prostrating)

*Optional

Donations are welcome and breakfast items would be helpful.

To register, please send email to zenhelp@mkzc.org or call 214-388-1122.

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1450 Oldgate Ln, Dallas, TX 75218
2nd Floor, Room 202 (Entrance is on Diceman Drive)
Inside the White Rock United Methodist Church

Please check the calendar page for the schedule.

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New Location

 
1450 Oldgate Ln, Dallas, TX 75218
2nd Floor, Room 202 (Entrance is on Diceman Drive)
Inside the White Rock United Methodist Church
Please check the calendar page for the schedule.

 
 

Day of Zen, April 22, Saturday, 6:30 am to 4:30 (Book signing at the Parlor, 5-6pm) Day of Zen, April 22, Saturday, 6:30 am to 4:30 (Book signing at the Parlor, 5-6pm)

 
6:30 am – 8:00       Sit
8:00 – 9:00             Breakfast/Zen Chores
9:00 – 9:25             Break/Stretching exercises
9:30 – 10:00           Sit
10:00 – …

The Fundamentals and Fruits of Zen Practice

Helen Cortes narrates The Fundamentals of Zen Practice:

Ruben Habito describes the Fruits of Zen Practice:

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As we enter the 2012th year of the western calendar, which is also the Year of the Dragon in the East Asian cycle, we are made aware from many fronts that we live in troubled …

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