Zen Buddhist Meditation Center
November is Founder's Month in honor of Soyu Matsuoka-Roshi
Please join us in celebrating Matsuoka-Roshi's (11/25/12-11/20/97) life and legacy.
He is the founder of our Silent Thunder Order.
We invite you to celebrate in several ways. Find out more.
SUNRISE MEDITATION: Every morning 6:00-7:05 am. Join us any time.
MON 7:30 - 9:00 PM: Book Discussion Group
TUE 7:30 - 9:00 PM: Skype conference
WED 7:30 - 9:00 PM: Introduction to Zen Meditation
THU 7:30 - 9:30 PM: Zazen Meditation - 50 min Zazen - 10 min Kinhin - 50 min Zazen
SUN 9:00 AM - NOON: Soto Zen Service
Please find more details following the link
ROHATSU - Zazen around the Clock
Saturday, 12th 10:30 - Sunday, 13th noon
Beginner’s Mind Discussion Group
Monday nights 7:30 pm
Please join us for a 25 minute period of meditation followed by an informal discussion until 9:00pm. Starting October 5th we are beginning to discuss the book, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, by Shunryu Suzuki. We are going to read and discuss roughly three chapters per week, but there is no need to read the book to join us. However, if you’d like the book, and want to read along, please bring a copy or purchase a copy at ASZC. The only prerequisite for this discussion group is that you have attended at least one of our 'Introduction to Zen' classes on Wednesday evenings or have some basic understanding of Zen. Just bring your beginner’s mind ;-)
Chapters for Monday November 30th: Transiency, The Quality of Being, Naturalness
|• 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)|
Please come join us in our beautiful location on Zonolite Place and look for opportunities to begin or deepen your Zen practice.
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).
Silence/Thunder calligraphy by Rev. Dr. Soyu Matsuoka-roshi