NOW & ZEN WEEKLY UPDATE

MON 15 october - SUN 21 october 2018

 “Once someone asked Dae Soen Sa Nim how to develop wisdom. Dae Soen Sa Nim answered: ‘Only together action.’ - ‘But Soen Sa Nim, there are a lot of hermits in the mountains who have been practicing for many years and they have very clear minds.’ - ‘Yes, clear minds, but no wisdom.’ (Laughter).” — as told by  Zen Master Joeng Hye

“Once someone asked Dae Soen Sa Nim how to develop wisdom. Dae Soen Sa Nim answered: ‘Only together action.’ - ‘But Soen Sa Nim, there are a lot of hermits in the mountains who have been practicing for many years and they have very clear minds.’ - ‘Yes, clear minds, but no wisdom.’ (Laughter).” — as told by Zen Master Joeng Hye

Public Dharma Talk with Zen Master Bon Shim on Friday, October 19, at 7.30 PM. The Intro Talk will be given by Ian White Maher.

Zen Master Bon Shim (Aleksandra Porter) met Zen Master Seung Sahn Sunim in 1978 and started practising under his guidance. She moved to Warsaw Zen Centre in 1988 and served as an abbot for many years. In 1992 she received Inka from Zen Master Seung Sahn Sunim and was Guiding Teacher in Warsaw Zen Centre until 2012. She received transmission in 2006 from Zen Master Wu Bong Sunim. She continually travels, teaches extensively in Europe and USA, recently also in Korea.

Ian White Maher has taken 10 Precepts in the Kwan Um School of Zen. He began practicing with the school in the spring of 1998 and moved into CZC the summer of 2000. He lived here for 2.5 years while attending Harvard Divinity School. He is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister and has served congregations in New York City and North Carolina. He returned to CZC last October and is currently working on a book about the possibilities of spiritual transformation while also serving as our House Master.

2-Day Retreat led by Zen Master Bon Shim, Saturday and Sunday, October 20-21. There is still time to register for this retreat! Please click here.

Millennial Zen Group is meeting on Sunday, October 14, 5-6 PM.    

 

UPCOMING RETREATS & EVENTS AT CZC & SISTER SANGHAS

Christian-Buddhist Retreat at PZC, November 2 at 6 PM to November 4 at 6 PM. To register, click here.

Save the Date! for our Annual CZC Thanksgiving Potluck on Thursday, November 15, starting at 6 PM. Dharma talks will be given this year by Zen Masters Bon Yeon (Jane Dobisz) and Bon Shim (Aleksandra Porter).

7-Day Retreat with Zen Master Song Hyang (Bobby Rhodes) at PZC, December 1-7. For more information, click here.