EcoSangha Evening Schedule
Sittings are held on Zoom Wednesdays at 6:00 PM
We are happy to announce that we will indeed have a Fall practice season, inspired by the times in which we are practicing. Our upcoming season will consequently be devoted to the practice theme, GETTING GROUNDED IN ZEN. The millions of people who have joined together in the Black Lives Matter movement demonstrate that we can make something good out of painful circumstances. We will endeavor to do that as well as ground ourselves in our practice so that we can help others and ourselves.
Circumstances dictate that our Fall practice season will be on Zoom. A great Zen master from our tradition said that “there is nothing strange in the Dharma.” We will make this strange new format a part of our practice and a part of our awakening.
It does give us the advantage of being able to extend participation to the many former members of the EcoSangha who no longer live in the Seattle area. To better accommodate diverse time zones, we will begin one hour earlier at 6 PM PST.
Our program will be as follows:
5:40 PM Newcomers and those requesting supplemental sitting instruction arrive and work with Daichi Eddie Salazar
6:00 PM Sitting begins with brief words of welcome
6:10 PM Zazen round one
6:30 PM five-minute break. You can stretch your legs, do kinhin (Zen walking meditation), use the bathroom, etc.
6:35 PM Zazen round two
6:55 PM Dharma talk (ten minutes maximum)
7:05 PM Chant the four bodhisattva vows
There will then be an opportunity for participants to asks questions or share reflections. We will conclude promptly at 7:15 PM PST.
September 23: welcoming session for new members (program and description forthcoming). This program will chiefly be of interest to people brand new to the EcoSangha.
Wednesday, September 30: Zazenkai session one; dharma talk by Tetsuzen Jason Wirth
Wednesday, October 7: Zazenkai session two; dharma talk by Daichi Eddie Salazar
Wednesday, October 14: Zazenkai session three; dharma talk by EcoSangha student leader, Nate Ross
Wednesday, October 21: Zazenkai session four; dharma talk by Myoen Elizabeth Sikes
Wednesday, October 28: Zazenkai session five; dharma talk by Gendo Robb Lane
Wednesday, November 4: Concluding Zazenkai session six; special dharma talk, TBA
To keep up to date please be sure that your name is on our listserv, so you can be informed about schedule changes and upcoming events.
EcoSangha Lecture & Event Schedule
The 2019-2020 lecture schedule is being planned - stay tuned to this space as events get filled in.
All sittings and lectures are open to the public without charge.
You are welcome to join us!
special afternoon of Zen practice led by Fr. Kennedy!
Friday, January 24
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM, Chardin 145
The special practice session will take place from 1:30 to 4 PM in Chardin 145 and every participant will have an opportunity to have a Zen interview with Fr. Kennedy. If you are interested in participating in this once in a lifetime opportunity, please send your name to Daichi Eddie Salazar (SALAZARE@seattleu.edu).