Newsletters

Quarterly newsletter, November - January

Sangha Newsletter for November 2013 through January 2014

In this issue:

  • Zazenkai November 15-17
  • Rohatsu Sesshin December 4-8
  • Three-Day Sesshin January 16-19
  • Bearing Witness Retreat in Rwanda April 14-19
  • Roof Replacement Fundraising Drive
  • Our new class "Manifesting the Great Vow" begins November 3 in Palatine, IL and November 9 in Monroe, WI

Our next retreat is our November Zazenkai at Myoshinji, which begins Friday evening, November 15 and runs through Sunday morning, the 17th.

Please register for this event by November 10.

At this time, it has become necessary to launch a fundraising drive to replace the roof on Myoshinji’s main building housing the zendo and living space. Donations can be mailed, dropped off at Myoshinji or at Sunday night zazen in Palatine, or contributed online at our website. Please help us protect our wonderful zendo with a new roof so that we can continue to practice together in the coming years. We are very grateful for your generosity and sincere practice.

Quarterly newsletter, August - October

Sangha Newsletter for August through October, 2013

In this issue:

  • Beginner's Mind Sesshin September 13-15
  • Bodhidharma Sesshin October 3-6
  • The Karaniya Metta Sutta
  • Embracing Forgiveness workshops in Illinois and Wisconsin
  • Council discussions at CCUU

Our next retreat is our August Zazenkai at Myoshinji, which begins Friday evening, August 16 and runs through Sunday morning, the 18th.

Please register for this event by August 11.

Do you have skills or interest in making candles? GPZC is looking for someone to make candles for use on our altars. We will supply all materials. Candles placed on the altar signify wisdom and are an important part of our liturgy. Making our own candles allows us to use recycled wax from burned candles and saves a considerable amount of money. This will also allow us to eventually switch to the use of soy candles.

Quarterly newsletter, May - July

Sangha Newsletter for May through July, 2013

In this issue:

  • May Beginner's Mind Sesshin and Maezumi Roshi Memorial Service
  • June 7-Day Sesshin and special events (sangha hike; potluck dinner; Gate of Sweet Nectar ceremony; bonfire)
  • July 3-Day Sesshin
  • Embracing Forgiveness workshops in Illinois and Wisconsin
  • Council discussions at CCUU

Our next retreat is our Beginner's Mind II Sesshin, which begins Friday evening, May 17 and runs through Sunday morning, the 19th.
This will include our annual memorial service for Maezumi Roshi and a Dharma Talk to honor our founder on Saturday, 5/18.

Please register for this event by May 11.

Equipment donation sought: To manage the mowing of the grass in and around the culverts, we are hoping someone might be willing to donate (used or new) a hand-push mower. We're looking for the old-fashioned type (no motor) lightweight and sharp blades are ideal.

Quarterly Newsletter, Nov - Jan

Our November newsletter is now available.

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.

Quarterly newsletter, February - April

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

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!

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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