Chanting of the Precepts will take place on August 23rd, September 6th, and September 20th, 2017.
Fusatsu (J) literally “Chanting together”, a practice of aligning with and renewing the Bodhisattva Precepts for monastics and formal students is usually held on or near new and full moon days on a Wednesday and is practised during the 6:00 am formal sitting in the Hatto. General students are welcome to attend.
August 28th is Dogen-ki, the memorial of Eihei Dogen zenji's death.
The Roshi will begin a period of hermitage on Wednesday, August 30th, which will end on Sunday, September 3rd at 9:30 a.m., when he leads monastics in Acalanatha Sadhana.
Introduction to Zen Workshop
The next Introduction to Zen Workshop will take place at Dainen-ji on Saturday, September 2nd, 2017. For more information please see: http://www.wwzc.org/content/introduction-zen-workshop-ottawa. For information concerning our Long-distance Training Program, please visit this Web Page: http://www.wwzc.org/long-distance-training-program
September Two-day Sesshin
The September 2-day sesshin begins at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 8th and will end at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 10th. Formal students are reminded to send their schedules to schedule at wwzc dot org as soon as is possible.
On Saturday, September 9th, associate and general students may attend a sitting held in the Zendo. Arrival time is 9:15 a.m. (in time for First Bell). The sitting ends at 11:30 a.m. Students attending are reminded to remain on the first floor.
On Saturday, September 23rd, Ven. Jinmyo Renge osho will lead a Dharma Assembly which will begin at 9:30 a.m. (please arrive by 9:15, in time for first Bell) and will end at 9:00 p.m. Dana is $40.00, which includes two meals: lunch and supper. Participants are asked to bring clothing and shoes appropriate for samu practice. To register, please send an email to schedule at wwzc dot org or leave a message on the office answering machine at 562-1568. Dharma Assemblies are open to all students.
Note: The 9:30 a.m. general sitting that would ordinarily take place on September 23rd is cancelled owing to the Dharma Assembly.
The Roshi will begin a period of hermitage on Wednesday, September 27th, which will end at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 1st, when he leads monastics in Acalanatha Sadhana.