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Special Events & Exhibits

Current Art Exhibit (April)

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The Platform Sutra: A Guest from Outside Creation (Advanced Buddhist Studies Lecture Series), CC 4/24
with Myo Denis Lahey
Thursday, April 24, 2014
7:30 - 9 pm

The Platform Sutra, or T’an Ch’ing, of the Sixth Ancestor, also known simply as the Sutra of Hui Neng, is a pivotal work in the history and development of Ch’an or Zen Buddhism in China.


A White Tea Bowl: A Book Event Celebrating Mitsu Suzuki Sensei's 100th Birthday, CC 4/26
Saturday, April 26, 2014
11 am - 12:30 pm

Join us to commemorate Mitsu Suzuki Sensei's birthday and the release of her new book, A White Tea Bowl: 100 Haiku from 100 Years of Life.



Art Exhibit, May 2014: A Little Bit of Almost Everything
Art on canvas and glass by Dana Zed

May 1- 31, 2014
in the City Center Art Lounge


Zen and Visions in Light and Glass, CC 5/9
with Narcissus Robert Quagliata
in the City Center dining room
Friday, May 9, 2014
7:45 - 9 pm

A lecure and discussion by internationally renowned stained glass artist Narcissus Robert Quagliata, famous for designing glassworks at Yerba Buena Gardens, Grace Cathedral and the beautiful Central Train Station in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.


Independence Day Holiday, July 4 & 5
Friday, July 4, and Saturday, July 5, 2014

City Center will be closed in observance of the Independence Day Holiday for both Friday and Saturday. There will be no meditation and no open meals—and no Saturday program.


On The Origins of Dogen's Zen (Advanced Buddhist Studies Lecture Series), CC 8/14
with Carl Bielefeldt
in the City Center dining room
Thursday, August 14, 2014
7:30 - 9 pm

This lecture and discussion will focus on what set the stage for Dogen's own presentation of zazen in his meditation manuals, most famously the Fukanzazengi and the Shobogenzo.


Astride the Highest Mountain: Dogen's Being Time (Advanced Buddhist Studies Lecture Series), CC 8/21
with Shinshu Roberts
in the City Center dining room

Thursday, August 21, 2014
7:30 - 9 pm

Uji is Dogen's attempt to lead us to productively and dynamically explore the true nature of reality through the lens of our being/time. This lecture will look at Uji as a practice guide whose purpose is to radically change our experience of our being/time as well as the being/time of all beings.


Interim, CC 8/25-30
During the interim break the regular schedule will continue but the zendo (meditation hall) will be staffed by volunteers.

Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule, CC 11/26-28

2014

Wednesday evening, November 26, at 5:45 pm
Donations of non-perishable food items are welcome during this service in the City Center Buddha Hall. There will not be an open dinner or 7:30pm Dharma talk.

Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29
City Center will be closed. There will be no meditation and no open meals. Enjoy the holiday!

Saturday, November 30
Regular Saturday schedule, beginning with 6:30 am zazen.


Interim, CC 12/24-31
During the interim break the regular schedule will continue but the zendo (meditation hall) will be staffed by volunteers.