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Join Us for Our First All Day Meditation Retreat!
led by Roshi James Ishmael Ford & Sensei Gesshin Greenwood
We will do zazen (zen meditation), liturgy, more zazen, have a dharma talk, still more zazaen, dokusan (optional practice interviews), and finally some more zazen.
This event is sponsored by the Blue Cliff Zen Sangha & the Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church
9am (promptly) to 5pm (with a one hour brown bag lunch break)
Our retreat leaders will be James Ford, ordained Soto Zen priest and the guiding teacher of Blue Cliff Zen & Gesshin Greenwood, ordained Soto Zen priest and the author of the forthcoming book Bow First, Ask Questions Later: Reluctant Wisdom on Ordination, Love, and Zen Training in Japan, due out in May of 2018. She blogs as That’s So Zen.
Our retreat will meet at the Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church 845 Mesa Verde Drive E, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
We will accept free-will donations to help defray the costs to the church. And advanced registration is required.
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Blue Cliff Zen Sangha in Costa Mesa
On June 5th we will begin our Orange County Zen meditation group.
It will include a regular schedule of dharma talks and frequent opportunities for dokusan, the traditional brief, private spiritual interviews.
We meet at the Orange Coase Unitarian Universalist Church 2845 Mesa Verde Dr. E., Costa Mesa, CA 92626
All are welcome.
Donations to help defray the cost to the church supporting this project will be gratefully accepted.
Blue Cliff Zen Sangha in Long Beach We meet every Tuesday Evening at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach
5450 E Atherton St., Long Beach CA 90815
If you want a brief introduction to Zen practice please arrive no later than 6:45pm.
Zafus & chairs are provided, although feel free to bring your own zafu if you wish.
We begin promptly at 7:00pm, although times following are approximate.
7:00pm We begin with a brief Zen Buddhist liturgy 7:15 Zazen (formal silent meditation in the Zen style) 7:40 Kinhin (formal walking meditation) 7:45 Zazen (on the Third Tuesday there is a Dharma talk instead of kinhin & the second sitting)