New Year's Eve at City Center December 31, 2013
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.
City Center will be celebrating Buddha's birthday with a parade up the street and a ceremony in Koshland Park. Please join us for the regular Saturday morning schedule followed by Buddha’s Birthday Celebration after lecture. This is a wonderful family event.
Bodhidharma Memorial, CC 10/6-7 Bodhidharma is known as the founder of Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism. Little is known about him historically, but there are versions of his biography that exemplify his influence on Buddhism in Asia and now the West. He is described as a monk from India who studied with Prajnadhara. Some time after completing his studies he left India for China.
Sejiki is a traditional Japanese Zen Buddhist ceremony for the spirits of departed ones. This powerful ceremony summons forth all restless spirits and pacifies agitation and violence within and without.