Thirteen sangha members attended Burning House Zendo’s 10th Anniversary Zazenkai on July 31, 2011. After zazenkai ten sangha members enjoyed conversation and dinner at Sushi Hanna.
BURNING HOUSE ZENDO
10th ANNIVERSARY ZAZENKAI
JULY 31ST, 2011
7 AM – 9AM Morning Service
9-10 AM Samu Work Practice
10-12AM Diamond Sutra Chanting/Zazen
12-1 Lunch on Your Own
1-3 PM Teshio and Zazen
3-5 PM Zazen and Closing Ceremony
5PM Sangha Dinner at Sushi Hana 6 W. Ridgely Road (across from the zendo)
Reservation for Zazenkai and Dinner Required
Burning House Zendo will celebrate the sangha’s 10th Anniversary with an all day Zanzenkai on July 31, 2011 followed by a sangha dinner at a yet to be chosen restaurant.
The schedule for the Zazenkai will be posted later. We hope that all of those who have sat with us in the past will attend part or all of this celebration. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
Burning House Zendo celebrated Rohatsu on Sunday, January 9, 2011 with an all-day sit. Thanks to everyone who came out to practice with us!
Zazenkai are short retreats held without the presence of a teacher. At Burning House, they are usually weekend-long, except for Rohatsu, which also includes sitting during the week. They are good opportunities for deepening our practice together without requiring the time commitment of a full sesshin.
Zazenkai were scheduled for 2008 on:
- March 29-30
- June (Burning House Anniversary Celebration): Canceled
- September 20-21
- November 29 – December 7 (Rohatsu): Canceled
This year brought serious health problems to the families of four sangha members, and we weren’t able to carry out all of our plans for sharing zazenkai together. Our hearts go with everyone caring for loved ones at home, and we hope the new year will find us all happy and healthy and sitting together again.
Burning House Zendo celebrated Rohatsu 2006 with two zazenkai weekends and evening service through the week. Thanks to everyone who shared their time and effort, especially our many cooks!