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Intro to Zen

Sunday, January 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Bring your curiosity, your questions, and a friend, and join us for our free Intro to Zen class this Sunday, January 13, 2019 on Vashon Island.

Whether you’re a regular attender or you’ve never been into our Zendo; whether you’re a long-time Buddhist practitioner or a Buddhist skeptic; whether you meditate frequently or you’ve never meditated before; whether you’re wearing a black Buddhist robe or a ski jacket; your presence and your questions are welcome here.

Abbot Koshin Chris Cain and Elizabeth Fitterer will lead the program which includes:

Part 1: Why Zen?
Introductions. Any questions about Zen?

What we love about Zen and how we got into it

What’s the goal of practice at this Zen Center?

Break: tea and cookies

Part 2: Our Zen Center

Meditation instructions: chairs, cushions and benches

Brief explanations of zen ritual: tea, chanting, the role of the jiki and shoji, bowing

A very brief version of a Zen service-tea, jiki offers incense, one chant, bowing, sitting for 5 minutes, walking meditation.

Discussion and questions

Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Puget Sound Zen Center

Koshin Cain
Email: office@pszc.org

Region: Vashon WA,

Date: Sunday, January 13
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Event Website:

Havurat Ee Shalom
15401 Westside Highway SW
Vashon WA, 98070 United States
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Tradition: Zen
Teacher: Koshin Cain and Elizabeth Fitterer

Cost: Free