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Day of Zen, March 18, Saturday, 6:30 am to 5 pm

Day of Zen Schedule:  March 18, Saturday

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 – 1:30             Lunch/Break
1:30 – 3:00               Sit (longer walk)
3:00 – 3:30               Tea Ceremony
3:30 – 5:00               Sit/Dokusan/Closing

Suggested donation:  $35

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Bodhidharma 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 teacher 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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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, March 18, Saturday, 6:30 am to 5 pm

Day of Zen Schedule:  March 18, Saturday
6:30 am – 8:00     Sit
8:00 – 9:00            Breakfast/Zen Chores
9:00 – 9:25             Break/Stretching exercises
9:30 – 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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Buddha Volume 1-Kapilavastu by Osamu Tezuka
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