Quarterly newsletter, Aug - Oct

Our August newsletter is now available.

Quarterly Newsletter, May - July

Our May newsletter is now available. It contains information on our summer practice period and other upcoming events, including a new online reading/discussion course on the Six Paramitas.

March intro workshop date change

Please note that our March introductory workshop in Palatine has been moved from March 24 to March 31. (The intro workshop in Wisconsin is still on March 24.) We apologize for any inconvenience.

Quarterly newsletter, February - April

Our February newsletter is now available. It contains details of upcoming events as well as preliminary information about summer ango.

Winter break (no zazen)

12/22/2011, 7:00am - 1/3/2012, 9:00pm at Countryside Church and Myoshinji

Zazen will be canceled at Myoshinji and Countryside Church from Thursday, December 22 through Tuesday, January 3, due to the holidays. Happy New Year!

Bodhi Day Zazenkai

12/3/2011, 6:00am - 5:00pm at Logan Square Zendo

Our annual observance of Bodhi Day, the day commemorating the enlightenment of Shakyamuni Buddha, will take place on December 3 at Logan Square Zendo in Chicago. The first of the day’s sittings begins at 6 AM. Participants may choose to join us at 9:00 (after breakfast), when we will have two sittings followed by a Bodhi Day service at 10:30. The cost of this one-day sitting is $50. Breakfast and lunch are included.


Quarterly Newsletter, November - January

Our November - January newsletter is now available, featuring info on upcoming events, volunteer opportunities with Family Promise Green County, and more.

Quarterly Newsletter, August - October

Our August - October newsletter is now available. Of special note are our upcoming Beginner's Mind Sesshin (9/16 - 9/18) and weekend Sewing Workshop (10/21 - 10/23). We hope to see you soon!

Nyoho-e Sewing Workshop

10/21/2011, 7:00pm - 10/23/2011, 12:00pm at Myoshinji

Rev. Zuiko Redding, resident teacher at Cedar Rapids Zen Center, will lead us in a weekend workshop on rakusu and okesa making. Rev. Zuiko received extensive training from both Tomoe Katagiri (Katagiri Roshi's wife) and Rev. Rido Murakami, the sewing teacher and tenzo at Zuioji in Japan. The style of sewing is called "nyoho-e” and came from Eko Hashimoto and Kodo Sawaki, who encouraged returning to the simple ways of ancient practice. In the late forties they invited a monk from Sri Lanka to come to Japan and show them Theravadan monastic practice.


Quarterly newsletter, May - July

Our May, 2011 newsletter is now available. This newsletter contains information about our annual memorial service for Maezumi Roshi (Sunday, May 22) as well as our upcoming Summer 2011 practice period and seven-day sesshin. Please register as soon as possible for whatever portion of practice period you plan to attend!

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