Eugene (Gene) Bush -
Ryu Shin Fu Gan
time residential Dharma Teacher
2016 Teachers at AZG
Jan 29- Feb 8 Gene Bush
[• March- May: 10 week Practice Period:]
Feb 26- March 7 Gene Bush
April 1- April 11 Gene Bush
April 29- May 9 Gene Bush
May 27- June 6 Gene Bush
June 17,18,19 Mark Lancaster
July 1- July 11 Gene Bush & Cathy Toldi
July 27-31 Alan Senauke
Aug 5,6,7 Gene possible Interim visit
Sept 2-12 Gene Bush
[• Sept-Nov: 6 week Study Intensive:]
Sept 30- Oct 10 Gene Bush
Oct 28-Nov 7 Gene Bush
Dec 2-11 Gene Bush
January 10– general meeting
March: Mahapajapati memorial
March 4/5 Sesshin
Practice Period Classes: Sundays
2/28, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, 5/8
April 10: Buddha’s Birthday
May 6/7 Sesshin – family friendly
May 7: Maylie memorial at close of sesshin
Sept 30-Oct 1 Sesshin INCLUDES HSU Religious studies students; Includes live feed with Pelican Bay?
Oct 26 & 29 Alternate dates for HSU
Study Intensive classes: Sundays
10/2, 10/9, 10/30, 11/6
Sept: Dogen and Keizan memorial
Oct: Bodhidharma memorial
Nov 3,4,5 Sesshin
Dec 9/10 Rohatsu Sesshin/
Dec: Suzuki memorial & annual memorial for Sangha who have passed
Jan: New Year’s fire
Weekly Sitting Schedule
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
Weekday evenings sittings will be held at Rin Shin ji at 740 Park Ave., Arcata Monday through Thursday
5:30 to 6:10pm
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
Our Regular Activities page has descriptions of our Practice Committee,
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 email@example.com to arrange a convenient time for a brief orientation and instruction in zen meditation.
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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.