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.
City Center will be closed. There will be no meditation and no open meals.
We wish a happy, safe, and peaceful holiday to all!
New Year's Eve at City Center December 31, 2014
This event begins at 8:30 pm with a work meeting followed by temple cleaning. Noodle soup is served at 10:00. The han begins at 10:30 to signal zazen at 10:45. There will be two periods of zazen and the ringing of the densho 108 times. The night ends with a bonfire in the courtyard. Donations are appreciated.
8:00 am A procession to the various altars of City Center/Beginners Mind Temple, followed by toasts to the New Year on the roof, weather permitting, or in the dining room.
Martin Luther King Holiday, 1/19 City Center is closed in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As with other holidays, there will be no meditation or open meals on this day. Meditation in Recovery will meet in the evening as usual.
The joy of “suchness”—the ultimate true nature inherent in all appearance—shines through the teachings attributed to Dongshan Liangjie (807–869), the legendary founder of the Caodong lineage of Chan Buddhism
Spring Interim, CC 3/30 - 4/4 During the interim break the regular schedule will continue but the zendo (meditation hall) will be staffed by volunteers.