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Special Events & Exhibits

Current Art Exhibit (January)

Follow this link for a year-long list with descriptions of Special Events, Ceremonies and Interims

Art Exhibit, January 2015: Observations
This show of John's portraits presents another side of John. It is a collection of his drawings on paper from 1982 until the present.

How Clinging to Gender Identity Subverts Enlightenment (Advanced Buddhist Studies Lecture Series), CC 2/13
with Lopon Rita Gross, PhD
Thursday, February 13, 2015

Teachers always say, “Enlightened mind is beyond gender—neither male nor female.” Nevertheless, people take gender seriously. How do we solve this contradiction?


Just This Is It: Dongshan and the Practice of Suchness (Advanced Buddhist Studies Lecture Series), CC 3/19
with Taigen Dan Leighton
Thursday, March 19, 2015

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.

Painting Enlightenment: The Art and Science of the Heart Sutra (Advanced Buddhist Studies Lecture Series), CC 4/24
Explore what the universe looks like through the lens of the Heart Sutra while viewing paintings by a Japanese biologist who depicted the resonance he saw between scientific and Buddhist visions of reality.

Memorial Day Holiday, 5/25
Monday, May 25, 2015
Memorial Day Holiday

City Center will be closed. There will be no meditation and no open meals. Meditation in Recovery will meet.



What Does Buddhism Have to Do with Black People? (MoAD lecture, 6/6)
A lecture by Rev. Zenju Earthlyn Manuel
at Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)
Saturday, June 6, 2015


Independence Day Holiday, July 3 & 4
Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4, 2015

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.


Summer Residents' Retreat: Changes to Public Schedule, CC 7/25 - 8/1

Changes to public offerings for the week of July 25 - August 1


Summer Interim, CC 8/24 - 8/29
During the interim break the regular schedule will continue but the zendo (meditation hall) will be staffed by volunteers.

Labor Day Holiday, 9/7
Monday, September 7, 2015

City Center will be closed. There will be no meditation and no open meals.

Meditation in Recovery will meet.



Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule, CC 11/25 - 11/27

2015

Wednesday evening, November 25, 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 26 and Friday, November 27
City Center will be closed. There will be no meditation and no open meals. Enjoy the holiday!

Saturday, November 28
Regular Saturday schedule, beginning with 6:30 am zazen.


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

Christmas Holiday, 12/25
Friday, December 25, 2015

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, 2015
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.