Dharma gates are countless…              

        Zen Salons:

        to learn, to enjoy, to be among friends, old and new

January 5       Zen and the Art of Tea with Judy Williams

Experience harmony, respect, purity and tranquility as we explore the discovery of tea and the relationship of tea and meditation.

February 2     Ikebana with Alexandra Shepen (will be held at the Zen Center)

“Let our sense of beauty in objects supplant our desire to possess them.” Be introduced to the contemplative art of arranging flowers.  $15 requested includes supplies.

March 9         Master Hakuin's Song of Zazen: Inquiry and Discussion

Engage in an informal investigation of the history and meaning of the daily sutras we chant at the Zen Center. Bring your questions and your curiosity!

April 6            Writers in the Sangha, Part 1

Jackie St. Joan and friends will read and discuss their poetry and fiction as they relate to contemplative life.

May 4             Haiku with Reed Bye

“Haiku is a spark igniting an explosion of imagery.”  Naropa University poet, Reed Bye, will introduce us to the art of haiku and lead a writing workshop.

June 1             Writers in the Sangha, Part 2

Ken Tetsuzan Morgareidge will read and discuss his new book, Dogs, Trees, Beards and Other Wonders: Meditations on the Forty-eight Cases of the Wumenguan.

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Sunday afternoons 3-5 pm usually in a member’s home--address will be provided when you RSVP to: jackiestjoan@earthlink.net. Space usually will be limited to 15, so RSVP early. Advance readings may be suggested. We will serve light refreshments. 

Please invite non-member guests to join us for a taste of Zen culture. 

Usual suggested donation: $10