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AZG Calendar

2017

January
10
Full Moon Ceremony
13-15 Mary Mocine
15
Dharma Talk w/ Mary Mocine
22 Poetry Sunday
29 Dharma Talk w/ Eugene Bush

February
5 Dharma Talk w/ Eugene Bush
14
Full Moon Ceremony
19
Poetry Sunday
19 Well Being Service
26
Dharma Talk w/ Eugene Bush

March
3/4 Sesshin (oryoki meals)
5
Practice Period Class
5
Dharma Talk w/ Eugene Bush
14
Full Moon Ceremony
19
Poetry Sunday
19 Well Being Service

April
2
Dharma Talk w/ Eugene Bush
2
Practice Period Class
9 Bhudda's Birthday
9
Dharma Talk w/ Eugene Bush
11
Full Moon Ceremony
16
Poetry Sunday
16 Well Being Service
30 Dharma Talk w/ Eugene Bush


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Enlightenment is like the moon reflected on the water.
The moon does not get wet nor is the water broken.
The whole moon and the entire sky are reflected
in dewdrops on the grass, or even
in one drop of water.
o
~~ Eihei Dogen, from the Genjo Koan


The Arcata Zen Group is a Soto Zen Buddhist Sangha practicing on the North Coast of California.
We welcome anyone who wants to learn about and practice the Buddha's teachings.
We offer a daily and weekly Sangha sitting schedule as well as retreats,
celebrations and sesshins in Arcata & Eureka.

The Beginner's Handbook has AZG practices & sutras.



Forest Heart Temple
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Rin Shin ji

740 Park Ave., Arcata CA


ARCATA ZEN GROUP 2017
   CALENDAR SCHEDULE

with
Eugene (Gene) Bush - Ryu Shin Fu Gan
   Our part time residential Dharma Teacher


2017  Teachers at AZG                
 

 
Events

Jan 13-15 Mary Mocine

Jan 27- Feb 6 Gene Bush

[• March- May: 10 week Practice Period:]

Feb 24- March 6 Gene Bush
     
March 31- April 10 Gene Bush

April 28- May 8 Gene Bush

May 26- June 5 Gene Bush

 

June 30- July 10 Gene Bush

July 26-30 Alan Senauke Gene Bush

Aug 25- Sept 4 Gene Bush

[• Sept-Nov: 6 week Study Intensive:]

Sept 29- Oct 9 Gene Bush
    
Oct 27-Nov 6 Gene Bush

 

Dec 1-11 Gene Bush

January 8– general meeting

Last of the Precepts series Jan 31
Feb: Parinirvana

March: Mahapajapati memorial

March 3/4 Sesshin (oryoki meals)

Practice Period Classes: Sundays
3/5, 4/2, 4/9, 4/30

April 9: Buddha’s Birthday

May 5/6 Sesshin – family friendly

May 6: Maylie memorial at close of sesshin

July 28/29 sesshin

Sept: Dogen and Keizan memorial

Sept 29/ 30 Sesshin (oryoki meals)

Study Intensive classes: Sundays
10/1, 10/8, 10/29, 11/5

Oct: Bodhidharma memorial

Nov: Sejiki

Nov 2,3,4,5 Sesshin (oryoki meals)

Dec 8/9 Rohatsu Sesshin
Buddha’s awakening;

Dec: Suzuki memorial & annual memorial for Sangha who have passed

New Year’s fire


 

AZG Activities:

Precepts Class: Tuesday, 6:30-8pm
Jan 31st (final class of the series)

Work periods: Saturdays, 10-12:00 (with zazen at 9:30)
Jan 28, Feb 25, March 25 without Gene, April 29, May 27, July 1, Aug 26, Oct 28,
Dec 2

Hikes: Saturdays, 9am to noon (or longer if distance requires)
Feb 4, April 1, June 3, July 8, Sept 2, Oct 14 (without Gene)

Board meetings and PC meetings: Sundays, 11 am-12:30
Jan 8 –All-Sangha Annual Meeting; Board meeting to follow (election of new officers)
Jan 29, Feb 26, April 2, April 30, May 28, July 2, Aug 6, Aug 27 Oct 1, Oct 29, Dec 3

Priest meetings: Sunday afternoons, 3:30-5pm
Feb 5, March 5, June 4, July 9, Sept 3, Oct 8, Nov 5, Dec 10

Informal discussion group: Mondays, 6:30-8pm
Jan 30, Feb 27, April 3, May 15 (w/out Gene), May 29, July 3, Aug 28, Sept 25 (w/out Gene), Oct 30, Dec 4

Spring Class Series: Sundays, 1:30-3:30pm
3/5, 4/2, 4/9, 4/30

Fall Class Series: Sundays, 1:30-3:30pm
10/1, 10/8, 10/29, 11/5

Potlucks: Sundays, 11-12:30 (following the program at Trillium)
Jan 15 (with Mary), Feb 5, May 7, June 4, July 9 (Family), July 30 (with Alan),
Sept 3 (Family), Nov 12 (without Gene), Dec 10
NOTE:   Family Friendly potlucks -- outdoors at Redwood Park

Evening Precepts Renewal Ceremonies:
2nd Tues:  1/10, 2/14, 3/14, 4/11, 5/9, 6/13, 7/11, 8/8, 9/12, 10/10, 11/14, 12/12
4th Mon:  1/23, 2/27, 3/27, 4/24, 5/22, 6/26, 7/24, 8/28, 9/25, 10/23, 11/27,12/18

Sunday Trillium Program:
Precepts Renewal Ceremonies: 3/12, 7/9, 8/6, 12/3
Maylies talks: 1/1, 6/25, 9/24, 12/31
Book readings: 1/8, 2/12, 3/26, 4/23, 5/14, 6/11, 7/23, 8/13, 9/10, 10/22, 11/12, 11/26, 12/24
Poetry: 1/22, and then the third Sunday of every month

Other AZG Activities: 

Sangha Support Net – (times/dates vary)
Tuesday 1/17 at 6:30; Sunday 2/19 at 11:15; Tuesday 3/21 at 6:30

Free Writing Group:  usually 3rd Saturday of the month 10-12 noon, (with zazen at 9:30)
1/7, 2/18, 3/18, 4/15, 5/20, 6/17, 7/15, 8/19, 9/16, 10/21, 11/18, 12/16

Shelter Cooking: 2nd and 4th Fridays 1:30 pm
1/13, 1/27, 2/10, 2/24, 3/10, 3/24, 4/14, 4/28, 5/12, 5/26, 6/9, 6/23, 7/14, 7/28, 8/11, 8/25, 9/8, 9/22, 10/13, 10/27, 11/10, 11/24, 12/8, 12/22

Ways and Means Committee Meetings: Sundays, 1 pm
 Jan 15, April 23, July 16, Oct 15

Sewing: (times to be arranged)
2/5, 2/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/30, 5/7, 6/4, 7/2, 7/9, 8/27, 9/3, 10/1, 10/29

Pelican Bay: 2nd and 4th Saturdays
1/14, 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8, 4/22, 5/13, 5/27, 6/10, 6/24, 7/8, 7/22, 8/12, 8/26, 9/9, 9/23, 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, 11/25, 12/9, 12/23
Gene to Pelican Bay (of 2nd and 4th Saturdays, these are the ones that could work)
Feb 25, May 27, Aug 26

HSU sesshin:: to be held in Oct or Nov---not yet scheduled


Non-AZG Activities:

Zendo 101 (Ken Berman):  Jan 21, Feb 11, April 22, June 10, Aug 12, Oct 14

 



Weekly Sitting Schedule


Arcata

Sunday Mornings
The Arcata Zen Group meets at the Trillium Dance Studios at 855 8th St, Arcata, CA 95521, next to the Arcata Post Office, a half a block from the northwest corner of the plaza. It is recommended to arrive at sits a few minutes early so as to be seated before the bells are rung for zazen.

Weekday mornings sittings are held at Rin Shin ji at 740 Park Ave., Arcata Monday through Friday

6:00am Zazen
6:50am Service

Weekday evenings sittings will be held at Rin Shin ji at 740 Park Ave., Arcata Monday through Thursday

5:30 to 6:10pm


Eureka

There is zazen every Wednesday from 6 to 7PM, beginners please arrive by 5:55 pm at the First Methodist Church, 520 Del Norte Street, Eureka, California.  Enter single story building between F & G on Sonoma St. Room 10.  



Events at the AZG include dharma talks, way-seeking mind talks, sesshins, celebrations and meetings. You will find these listed in the calendar area to the top left of this page. Some of the calendar items are links you can select to learn more about the event listed.

Our Regular Activities page has descriptions of our Practice Committee, Board Meetings, Pelican Bay, Humboldt County Jail, Night Shelter Cooking, Full Moon Ceremony, Well Being Service, Poetry Sunday and New Year's Eve Ceremony.


 

ZAZEN INSTRUCTION AND ORIENTATION

Beginners and experienced students are welcome.  If you are new to zen practice, please call 826-1701 or email link to info@arcatazengroup.org to arrange a convenient time for a brief orientation and instruction in zen meditation.




Rin Shin ji Voices for 2013 & prior are available for your enjoyment.
There are articles, photos, artwork, and poetry from Sangha members.





Our Adobe Acrobat pdf Printable Membership Form is Here

 


 

Explore Work Practice Opportunities with the AZG.





Contact Information, under the Contact Info link, includes email, mail, phone, and directions to Rin Shin ji.




Eugene (Gene) Bush - Ryu Shin Fu Gan is the Arcata Zen Group'spart time residential Dharma Teacher. Eugene began formal practice in 1982 and received Dharma transmission from Katherine Thanas in 2010. Gene currently serves as the Administrator of Santa Cruz Zen Center. He also teaches the traditional practice of sewing Buddha’s Robe (rakusu and okesa). His paid work is as a teacher in a public alternative high school in Santa Cruz, California. He is interested in the ways in which formal practice trains us for everyday life.



Maylie Scott Roshi, the founding abbess of Rin Shin ji, Forest Heart Temple, passed away in 2001. Maylie had been on the Board of Directors of the BPF, involved in anti-nuclear issues, a founder of and mentor for BASE (Buddhist Alliance for Social Engagement), and was active both in Berkeley and Arcata in prisoner advocacy work. To learn more about this remarkable teacher, visit the Memorial page dedicated to Maylie and her family. A selection of her dharma talks can be found in the Dharma Talks page.

 





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