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March - May
Practice Period

5 Buddha's Birthday Ceremony
5 Eugene Bush Dharma Talk
10 Night Shelter Cooking
Poetry Sunday
14 Full Moon Ceremony
19 Well Being Service
24 Night Shelter Cooking

1 & 2 Family Friendly Sesshin
3 Eugene Bush Dharma Talk
8 Night Shelter Cooking
Poetry Sunday
12 Well Being Service
17 Full Moon Ceremony
3 Mary Mocine Dharma Talk
22 Night Shelter Cooking
31 Eugene Bush Dharma Talk

7 Eugene Bush Dharma Talk
9 Full Moon Ceremony
Night Shelter Cooking
14 Poetry Sunday
21 Well Being Service
26 Night Shelter Cooking
27 Day Sit & Jukai?
28 Eugene Bush Dharma Talk

5 Eugene Bush Dharma Talk
10 Night Shelter Cooking
Poetry Sunday
14 Full Moon Ceremony
19 Well Being Service
24 Night Shelter Cooking
26 Catehrine Cascade Dharma Talk

11 Full Moon Ceremony
Night Shelter Cooking
9 Poetry Sunday
13 Well Being Service
28 Night Shelter Cooking
30 Eugene Bush Dharma Talk

September - December
Study Intensive

6 Eugene Bush Dharma Talk
Night Shelter Cooking
13 Poetry Sunday
8 Full Moon Ceremony
20 Alan Senauke Dharma Talk
25 Night Shelter Cooking
25 - 26 Sesshin
27 Eugene Bush Dharma Talk

4 Eugene Bush Dharma Talk
4, 5, 6, 7 Sesshin
9-14 Alan Senauke Visit
Night Shelter Cooking
11 Alan Senauke Dharma Talk
13 Full Moon Ceremony
Poetry Sunday
18 Well Being Service
23 Night Shelter Cooking

1 Eugene Bush Dharma Talk
4-7 Sesshin
8 Eugene Bush Dharma Talk
10 Full Moon Ceremony
Night Shelter Cooking
Poetry Sunday
15 Well Being Service
27 Night Shelter Cooking
29 Eugene Bush Dharma Talk

4 & 5 Rohatsu Sesshin
6 Eugene Bush Dharma Talk
8 Full Moon Ceremony
11 Night Shelter Cooking
13 Poetry Sunday
20 Well Being Service
25 Night Shelter Cooking
31 New Year's Eve Ceremony


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Our Teachers/Advisors

Fugan Eugene Bush, D.D. is the Arcata Zen Group's current Teacher.

..............Eugene Bush..............

Fugan Eugene Bush, D.D. 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 most interested in the ways in which formal practice trains us for everyday life.

Since Maylie's death in 2001, Alan Senauke and Angie Boissevain have been the AZG's visiting teachers/advisors. Here's a little bit about them:

Alan Senauke

Angie Boissevain

Alan Senauke:

Hozan Alan Senauke is vice-abbot of Berkeley Zen Center in California. He lives at BZC with his wife, Laurie, and their two children. Since 1991 Alan has worked with the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, where he presently serves as Senior Advisor. He continues to work as a socially engaged Buddhist activist, most recently founding the Clear View Project, developing Buddhist-based resources for relief and social change. In another realm, Alan has been a student and performer of American traditional music for more than forty years.

You can find several audio files of talks given by Alan on a visit to the AZG in 2007 here.

Angie Boissevain

Angie Boissevain is a transmitted lay priest disciple of Kobun Chino Otogawa and completed transmission with Vanja Palmers. She has been teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area for 25 years. She was one of the founders, with Kobun roshi, of Jikoji, a Zen temple and retreat center in the Santa Cruz mountains, and now is teacher for the Floating Zendo, which meets in San Jose, California. She leads retreats with the AZG sangha several times a year. Her travel schedule also takes her to retreats in New Mexico, Mendocino County, Austria, and Switzerland. She has three sons and is a published poet.

You can find talks by Angie on the website for the Floating Zendo.

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