Yearly Activities Overview

Arcata Zen Group Yearly Activities Overview for 2019

 

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Jan 1 Diamond Sutra Reading

 

 

Jan 25- Feb 5

 

 

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

Feb 22- March 5

 

 

March 22-24 Mary Mocine, visiting teacher

March 29- April 9

 

April 26- May 7

 

May 31- June 11

 

June 28- July 9

 

July 24-28 Alan Senauke, visiting teacher

 

Aug 23- Sept 3

 

[• Sept-Nov:   5 week Study Intensive:]

Sept 27- Oct 8

    

 

Oct 25-Nov 5

 

 

Dec 6-Dec 17

 

 

 

 

Feb: Parinirvana

Feb 3 Shuso Entering Ceremony

 

 

March: Mahapajapati memorial

March 1-2 Sesshin

Practice Period Classes:  Sundays (3/3, 3/31, 4/7, 4/28, 5/5)

 

March 22- 23 Sesshin

 

April 7: Buddha’s Birthday

 

May 3/4 Sesshin – family friendly

May 5: Maylie memorial

 

July 6 Shuso Closing Ceremony

 

July 26/27 Sesshin

 

Sept: Dogen and Keizan memorial

 

Oct 3-5 Sesshin (oryoki meals)

 

Study Intensive classes: Sundays

          9/29, 10/6, 10/27, 11/3

Oct: Bodhidharma memorial

Nov: Sejiki

Nov 1,2 Sesshin (HSU Nov 2)

Dec 11,12,13,14 Rohatsu Sesshin

(oryoki meals)

Buddha’s awakening

 

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

 

Dec 8—Annual Sangha Meeting

 

12/31:  New Year’s Program and fire

 

AZG Activities:

 

Annual Sangha Membership Meeting (and Potluck):  11:00 am, Sunday Dec 8

 

Sutta Study: early Buddhist texts, the Pali canon and its counterparts:

Uzi will lead this three part series on Tuesdays, 6:30-8 pm in zendo

March 19, April 9, May 21

 

Work periods: Saturdays (with zazen at 9:30), 10-12:00;  extended Work Days 10-2 pm with Potluck lunch at 1:00 pm

1/26, 2/23, 3/30 (extended Work Day), 4/27, 6/1, 6/29, 7/20, 8/24 (extended Work Day), 9/28, 10/26, 12/7

 

Hikes: usually Saturdays, 9am to noon

Feb 2, April 6, Thursday July 4 baseball game, Friday July 26 (with Alan), Nov 16

 

PC meetings: Sundays, 11 am or 1:30 pm

1/27 (11 am), 2/24 (11 am), 3/31 (1:30 pm), 4/28 (1:30 pm), 6/2 (11 am), 6/30 (11 am), 7/28 (1:30 pm), 8/25 (11 am), 9/29 (1:30 pm), 10/27 (1:30 pm), 12/8 (1:30 pm)

 

Board meetings: usually Saturdays, 1-2:30 pm

1/5, 2/2, 3/9, 4/6, 5/11, 6/8, 7/7 (NOTE: Sunday meeting 11:30), 8/10, 8/31, 9/28, 11/9, 12/7

 

Priest meetings: Sunday afternoons, 3-4:30 pm; (second Sunday of Gene’s residence)

2/3, 3 /3, 4/7, 5/5, 6/9, 7/7, 9/1, 10/6, 11/3, 12/15

 

Informal discussion group: Mondays, 6:30-8pm

1/28, 2/25, 4/1, 4/29, 6/3 (End of Life issues), 7/1 (End of Life issues), 8/26, 9/30, 10/28, 12/9

 

Spring Class Series: Sundays, 11:30-1:00 pm

3/3, 3/31, 4/7, 4/28, 5/5

 

Fall Class Series: Sundays, 11:30-1:00

 9/29, 10/6, 10/27, 11/3

 

Potlucks:

Sun 2/3, Sun 3/24 (with Mary Mocine), Sat 3/30 (longer Work Day with Potluck), Sun 6/9 (Family in the park), Sun 7/28 (with Alan Senauke), Sat 8/24 (longer Work Day with Potluck), Sun 12/8 (with Annual Meeting)

 

Evening Precepts Renewal Ceremonies: On or near full moons and new moons; replaces the service that would normally be in the cycle: Jan 4 & 21, Feb 4 & 19, March 6 & 21, April 5 & 19, May 3 (Formal Full Moon Ceremony) &17, June 3 & 17, July 2 7 16, Aug 1 & 15, Sept 13 & 27, Oct 14 & 28, Nov 12 & 26, and Dec 12 (Formal Full Moon Ceremony) & 26

 

Sunday Trillium Program:

Precepts Renewal Ceremonies: quarterly, dates to be determined

Maylie’s talks: in months when there are 5 Sundays: 3/24, 6/23, 9/22, 12/22

Book readings: 2nd Sundays (if no Dharma talk with Gene)

Poetry: 3rd Sundays (except December)

 

Orientation to Zazen: third Sundays at 11:00 am

1/20, 2/17, 3/17, 4/21, 5/19, 6/16, 7/21, 8/18, 9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15

 

 

Other AZG Activities: 

Sangha Support Net – as needed; Volunteer Trainings Jan 20 and June 23, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

 

Free Writing Group:  Quarterly on 3rd Saturday of the month 10-12 noon, (with zazen at 9:30) Feb 16(canceled), May 18, Aug 17, Nov 16

 

Shelter Cooking: 2nd and 4th Fridays 1:30 pm

 

Zendo roles practice sessions: Thursdays 6:30 pm (bi-monthly, alternating Gene & Rose); 2/26 (Gene), 4/23 (Rose), 6/4 (Gene), 8/20 (Rose), 10/1 (Gene)

 

Precepts Study group for people who are sewing/ preparing for Jukai:

Thursdays 6:30 pm; 1/31, 4/4, 5/2, 6/6, 8/29, 12/12

 

Ways and Means Committee Meetings: Mondays 6:30 pm

2/18, 4/15, 6/17, 8/19, 10/21, 12/16

 

Property Management Team Meetings: as needed

 

Membership Committee Meetings: as needed

 

Resident Meetings: 1st Sat of Gene’s residence 8:30 am

 

Sewing Classes: Sundays at 11:30 am or 1:30 pm

11:30 am dates: 1/6, 1/13, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/10, 3/17, 4/14, 4/21, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26

1:30 pm dates: 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 3/3, 3/24, 4/7, 5/5

 

Sewing assistants training: Mondays 3:30-5:00 pm

 

Pelican Bay: 2nd and 4th Saturdays; Gene to Pelican Bay April 27, October 26

 

HSU Religious Studies sesshin: Oct 30 orientation, Nov 2 Sesshin