May Newsletter and Summer Ango

Our May, 2008 newsletter is now available. It contains information on upcoming sesshin and summer ango practice periods.

Change in Weekly Schedule

Effective next Saturday, March 15, the weekly meditation at Myoshinji in Monroe, Wisconsin will be on Saturdays from 9:00-11:00 am, instead of Sunday mornings. The change was made to better accommodate the schedules of those who wish to participate. Each Saturday, there will be 2 periods of zazen and a short talk.

Please note that on Saturday, March 15, the Six Paramitas workshop will be taking place, from 9:00-5:00. You are more than welcome to attend, and the regular weekly schedule will resume the following weekend.

Six Paramitas Workshop

3/14/2008, 7:30pm - 3/16/2008, 9:00am at Myoshinji

The two equinoxes are the times of the year when the sun rises exactly in the east and sets exactly in the west and all places on earth experience exactly 12 hours of day and 12 hours of night. In the Japanese Buddhist tradition, the week of the Autumnal Equinox is called Prajna week. This time is dedicated to the study of the Buddhist teaching of the Six Paramitas or Six Perfections. We will observe this tradition around the time of the Vernal Equinox by offering a weekend workshop on the Six Paramitas at Myoshinji, in Monroe, Wisconsin. The workshop begins at 7:30 PM on Friday and finishes on Sunday morning. The workshop consists of zazen (meditation), talks and guided meditations, with vegetarian meals provided. Those who are unable to stay for the entire weekend are invited to attend on Saturday only.

$25

February Newsletter

Our February through April newsletter is now available here. It contains information on upcoming sesshin, some special workshops, and the Midwest Buddhist Council's third annual Buddhist Women's Conference. We have a lot planned for the next few months, and hope you'll be able to join us!

November-January Newsletter

Please read our latest newsletter! It has current calendar information, news about upcoming Zen and the Arts workshops, and much more. Click here.

August Newsletter

To read our latest newsletter, which contains information on upcoming retreats and workshops, please click here.

Sangha Social: Prairie Hike and Picnic

As a family-friendly summer social event, we're planning a morning prairie hike and picnic lunch near Chicago on July 28th. We hope you'll be able to join us, and please feel free to bring family and friends! Read on for more information...

2007 White Plum Asanga Meeting

Myoyu Roshi has recently returned from the annual White Plum Meeting which was held this year at the Zen Center of Los Angeles, the original home of the White Plum Lineage. To see pictures of the event, please go here.

May Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is available here. It includes information on summer sesshin and ango, the upcoming introductory workshop schedule, our Autumn workshop series, and more.

Peace Meditation for Darfur

4/28/2007, 1:30pm at Myoshinji

We're pleased to be offering a community meditation as part of the Global Days for Darfur. During this one and a half hour event, we will meditate, chant, pray and send loving-kindness to the people of Darfur and to all those in the world who are suffering the effects of intolerance and oppression.

Participants from any religious background are welcome and do not need to have previous experience in meditation. There will be information packets and refreshments provided, and any donations will be dedicated entirely to charity in Darfur. To register, please visit the page for this event at Save Darfur.