JUNCO SATO POLLACK EXHIBIT
The KINHIN (Walking Meditation) Series
Opening: Friday February 14 - Closing: Sunday March 16, 2014
Exhibit in zendo during regular sitting schedule; tours by appointment
Meet the Artist Lecture: Friday, February 28 6:00 pm
FRIDAY FORUM @ ASZC
Friday, February 21, 2014 6:00-8:00 pm
Bob Townsend, beer historian and scholar featured in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, leads a talk on the history and art of brewing beer. He will be discussing current trends in American brewing as well as its ancient origins. Samples of the brewer's art will be provided.
For further information or to RSVP, contact Shinjin Mike Goldman or Choryo Ray Popovic:
Cloud Dharma Study Weekly Teleconferences
Our abbot hosts weekly online Skype teleconferences with members of our affiliated centers and at large members on the first four Tuesday evenings of each month at 8:00 p.m. Eastern. It's a great opportunity for study with the support of Taiun Roshi and the other members of our far flung Sangha. To take part in the January teleconferences, e-mail adrian (at) afish.ca
During 2014 our teleconferences will focus on Indian Sutras during the first four months, then Chinese Shastras during the middle four months and finally Japanese Shastras during the final four months of the year. We will examine timely topics related to modern life in relation to Zen practice and these teachings of our Buddhist Ancestors.
February 2014 Schedule
February 4 Week One:
Core Question for the Month
Desire and Aversion - How do I practice with Desire and Aversion in a materialistic world rather than letting Desire and Aversion control me?
February 11 Week Two:
Sutra to be discussed - "Kanzeon"
February 18 Week Three:
Continue discussion of "Kanzeon"
February 25 Week Four:
Reflection of Month's discussion and the question "Can I use Desire and Aversion to understand compassion more fully"
The suggested donation is $10 per teleconference. Dana in gratitude for the teaching should be donated by each participant weekly or monthly through this STO website (see the DANA and Donate to STO pages under the GIVING tab). Your donations allow Taiun to continue teaching and practicing full time for our benefit so please return his generosity by donating promptly and consistently.)
STO Dharma Study Committee
The Atlanta Soto Zen Center is one of the busiest non-residential Zen Centers
in the USA. For details on our robust program, click Practice Schedule
|• Newcomers||— Instruction/Orientation/Workshop Wed 7:30 pm|
|• Atlanta Region||— Dialog with interfaith groups, schools, public|
|• Training Center||— Formal training of Priests and Disciples of STO|
REGULAR PRACTICE PROGRAM
|• Buddha Practice||— Daily sitting meditation sessions (zazen)|
|• Dharma Study||— Regular dialogs & discussion forums|
|• Sangha Service||— Weekly sutra services & social events|
|• Zazenkai||— Monthly Friday—Saturday retreat|
|• Sesshin||— Annual; Precepts; Buddha’s Elightenment Day|
|• Hossen||— 5th Sunday Dharma Combat (4/year)|
|• Ango||— 30- & 90-day practice period (student residency)|
|• 4th Friday Forum||— Sangha dinner & discussion; guest speakers|
|• Guest Teachers||— Visiting Zen teachers, authors & educators|
|• Holidays||— Buddhist Holidays; Founder’s Day; New Year|
|• Practice Path||— Initiation (Jukai); Discipleship (Zaike Tokudo)|
Sunday Mornings 11:00 am Tuesday Evenings 8:00 pm EST
The Atlanta Soto Zen Center, founded in 1977, is one of the larger non-residential Zen centers in the country, offering a full schedule of morning and evening zazen, zen meditation and protocol instructions for beginners, monthly all-day sittings (zazenkai) and occasional week-long retreats (sesshin). Please come join us in our beautiful location on Zonolite Place and look for opportunities to begin or deepen your Zen practice.
We also have a network of affiliated centers and sitting groups throughout the country and Atlanta suburbs. For locations, please see the Silent Thunder Orderaffiliates page.
Information for Visitors:
Services at the Atlanta Soto Zen Center primarily involve silent zen meditation (zazen). We welcome experienced visitors to attend any of our services. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the start of the service and introduce yourself to the attendant. Our programs begin promptly at the time specified and we ask that visitors not interrupt services in progress.
We offer the following options for newcomers to zen at the center:
- Newcomers zen meditation instruction each Wednesday at 7:30pm
- Occasional "Zen Buddhist Basics" classes.
Appropriate attire is modest comfortable clothing. We remove shoes inside the center. Please do not wear fragrances.
If you have a large group or would like special accommodations (either on-site at the ASZC or a presentation off-site), please contact us in advance (click here for email).
We are pleased to announce the publication of the first and second volumes of teaching archives of our lineage founder, Rev. Soyu Matsuoka-roshi (click here to purchase).
July Sesshin (7-14th) Precepts Retreat and STO conference
November Rohatsu Sesshin (7 day)
Atlanta Soto Zen Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, funded solely through donations.
Please Click here to make an on-line donation through PayPal.
Silence/Thunder calligraphy by Rev. Dr. Soyu Matsuoka-roshi