Yearly Activities Overview

Arcata Zen Group Yearly Overview for 2018

                                  

Teachers at AZG                                                    Events

Jan 19-22 Red Pine, visiting author, scholar and translator

Jan 26- Feb 5

 

 

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

Feb 23- March 5

     

 

March 30- April 9

 

 

April 27- May 7

 

 

May 25- June 4

 

June 29- July 9

 

July 18-22 Alan Senauke, visiting teacher

 

Aug 24- Sept 3

 

[• Sept-Nov:   6 week Study Intensive:]

Sept 28- Oct 8

    

 

 

Oct 26-Nov 5

 

 

 

Nov 30-Dec 10

January 14: All Sangha General Meeting and Potluck

Feb: Parinirvana

 

March: Mahapajapati memorial

March 1-3: Sesshin (oryoki meals)

Practice Period Classes:  Sundays (3/4, 4/1, 4/8, 4/29, 5/6)

 

April 8: Buddha’s Birthday

 

          

May 4/5 Sesshin: family friendly

May 5: Maylie memorial at close of sesshin

 

 

 

 

July 20/21: Sesshin

 

Aug 27 Jukai

Sept: Dogen and Keizan memorial

 

 

Oct 6: Sesshin (day sit)

Oct 8-11: Green Gulch Sangha Trip

Study Intensive classes: Sundays

          9/30, 10/7, 10/28, 11/4

Oct: Bodhidharma memorial

Nov: Sejiki

Nov 1,2,3,4: Sesshin (oryoki meals)

Dec 7/8: Rohatsu Sesshin

            Buddha’s awakening

 

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

 

12/31:  New Year’s Program and fire

 

AZG Activities:

Precepts Class: to be determined

Lotus Sutra Reading Group: Third Tues of each month, 7-8 pm in the zendo
Jan 16, Feb 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug 21, Sept 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18.

Work periods: Saturdays, 10-12:00 plus two extended Work Days with Potlucks from 10 am-3:00 pm (zazen at 9:30 am)
1/27, 2/24, 3/31 (extended), 4/28, 5/26, 6/30, 7/28, 8/25 (extended), 9/29, 10/27, 12/1

Hikes: Saturdays, 9am to noon (except for July 4)
Feb 3, April 7, July 4 baseball game, July 20 (with Alan), Nov 17 (without Gene)

PC meetings: Sundays, times vary
1/28 (11 am), 2/25 (11 am), 4/1 (2:00 pm), 4/29 (2:00 pm), 5/27 (11 am), 7/1 (11 am), 7/29 (11 am), 8/26 (11 am), 9/30 (2:00 pm), 10/28 (2:00 pm), 12/2 (11 am)

Board meetings: Saturdays, usually 1-2:30 pm
Sunday, Jan 14--after All Sangha Meeting (election of new officers)
2/3, 2/24, 4/7, 4/28, 6/16, 7/7 (10:30 am), 8/4, 9/1, 9/29, 10/27, 12/1

Priest meetings: Sunday afternoons, 3-4:30 pm; (second Sunday of Gene’s residence)
2/4, 3 /4, 4/8, 5/6, 6/3, 7/8, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/9

Informal discussion group: Mondays, 6:30-8 pm
1/29, 2/26, 4/2, 4/30, 5/28, 7/2, 10/29, 12/3

Sesshins: March 1-3; May 4-5; July 20-21; October 6; November 1-4; December 7-8

Spring Class Series: Sundays, 11:30-1:00 pm 
3/4, 4/1, 4/8, 4/29, 5/6

Fall Class Series: Sundays, 11:30-1:00 pm
9/30, 10/7, 10/28, 11/4

Potlucks:
Sun 1/14 (before All Sangha Meeting), Sun 2/4, Sat 3/31 (extended Work Day with Potluck), Sun 6/3 (Family in the park), Sun 7/22 (with Alan), Sat 8/25 (extended Work Day with Potluck), Sun 12/9

Evening Precepts Renewal Ceremonies: on or near the new and full moons.  Dates in 2018 are:  8/24, 9/10, 9/25, 10/09, 10/24, 11/07, 11/23, 12/07, 12/21.

Orientation to Zazen: 11:00 a.m. on the third Sunday of each month at 740 Park Ave; dates are 8/19, 9/16, 10/21, 11/18, and 12/16

Sunday Trillium Program:
Precepts Renewal Ceremonies: March 25 and quarterly, dates to be determined
Maylie’s talks (in months when there are 5 Sundays): 4/22, 7/22, 9/23, 12/23
Book readings: 2nd Sundays (if no Dharma talk with Gene)
Poetry: 3rd Sundays

 

Other AZG Activities: 

Green Gulch Farm Zen Center Sangha Trip:  October 8th through 11th.

Sangha Support Net – meets as needed; Volunteer group meetings Sunday, 11:30-1:00 or 1:30, Jan 7 and August 19

Free Writing Group:  usually the 3rd Saturday of the month 10-12 noon, (with zazen at 9:30)

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

Ways and Means Committee Meetings: quarterly and as needed

Property Management Team Meetings: as needed

Bylaws Committee Meetings: as needed

Website Committee Meetings: as needed

Resident Meetings: to be determined

Sewing Class: usually Thurs 11:00 to 12:30 or 1:00 (check calendar)

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

HSU Religious Studies Sesshin: dates to be determined; held in Oct or Nov