Hanamatsuri, Fusatsu, Gay Men’s Zazenkai, Pet Blessing, Meditation Classes
Commemorate Shakyamuni Buddha’s birthday with Hanamatsuri on Saturday, April 5 at 11 am; practice atonement with Fusatsu on Thursday, April 10 at 7:30 pm; the Gay Men’s Meditation Group will hold a one day Zazenkai on Sunday, April 20; plan ahead for our annual Pet Blessing, Saturday, May 3; sign up for a Saturday morning meditation class; to register for programs or for more information about other events, contact us.
Visit our Articles page to learn about the lives of students at the Hazy Moon. Some of the topics you’ll find:
What draws a new member to the Hazy Moon? “This year I decided to make a bigger commitment to my practice. I had been dabbling in Zen, but I didn’t have faith in the teachings or take my practice seriously. Seeing living examples of practice definitely instilled faith in me.”
Hazy Moon sangha member and journalist Nick Shindo Street interviews the author of Biocentrism, a book that Nyogen Roshi describes as mirroring his experiences in the practice of zazen as closely as anything he has encountered in a modern writer.
Tom Campbell, a professional physicist, has been at the forefront of a movement to shift the study of consciousness from the periphery to the center of modern scientific inquiry. Interview by Nick Shindo Street.
“When scientists teach us that everything is interdependent, entangled, and that seeing an object as permanent and solid is an illusion–is that very different from the Diamond Sutra, which exhorts us not to be trapped by the illusion of finite personhood, a soul?”
There are many helpful books on Buddhism and Zen, so we asked Nyogen Roshi to suggest a few titles from his own shelves. This month we focus on:
The Three Pillars of Zen – A modern classic in Zen literature, this book consists of instructional talks to beginning Western students given by Yasutani Roshi, our Dharma great-grandfather. His simple and practical guidance on Zen and zazen remain the basis of our own Zen meditation classes.