Yearly Activities Overview

Teachers present at AZG

Events

 

Jan 1 Diamond Sutra Reading

Jan 22- Feb 2

Feb: Parinirvana

Feb 26- March 9

March 5-6 Sesshin #1

Spring Class Series: Sunday, 3/7

March- May: 8 week Practice Period

March 26- April 6

March: Mahapajapati memorial

Spring Class Series: Sundays, 3/28, 4/4, 4/25, 5/2

April 4: Buddha’s Birthday

April 23- May 4

April 24 half day sit

April 30/ May 1: Sesshin #2

May 2: Maylie memorial

May 28- June 8

 

June 25- July 6

 

July 30- Aug 2 - visiting teacher - TBD

July 31 sesshin #3 - TBD

Aug 27- Sept 7

August 28 : half day sit

Sept-Nov: 6 week Study Intensive

Sept 24- Oct 5

Sept: Dogen and Keizan memorial

Sept 30, Oct 1,2,3 Sesshin (w/ oryoki) #4

Fall Class Series: Sundays, 9/26, 10/3

Oct: Bodhidharma memorial

Oct 28--Nov 9

Fall Class Series: Sundays 10/31, 11/7

Nov: Sejiki

Nov 5-6 Sesshin #5

Dec 3-Dec 14

Dec 9,10,11,12 Rohatsu Sesshin #6 (w /oryoki)

Buddha’s awakening

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

Dec 12: All-Sangha Annual Meeting

Dec 31: New Year’s program and fire

 

 

AZG Activities:

 

Annual Sangha Membership Meeting: Sunday –Dec 12, 2021

 

Comparative Translations-member led study group with Uzi: 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm, except January meeting is on Jan 12th.

1/12, 2/16, 3/16, 4/20, 5/18, 6/15...

 

Work Periods: Saturdays

Work periods on Zoom. (every Saturday, except when half-day sit or sesshin) 9-10:30 am

In person work periods: 1/23, 2/27, 3/27, 5/29, 6/26, 9/25, 10/30. Zazen on Zoom 9-:930, work at 740 Park Ave 10-12 am

Work periods connected to half-day sits (TBD zoom vs in person): 4/24, 8/28. 8-12:00 zazen, 1-3:00 work period

 

Hikes: Saturdays, 9am to noon - TBD

 

PC meetings: Sundays (first Sun of Gene’s residence)

1/24, 2/28, 3/28, 4/25, 9/26, 10/31, 12/5: 11-1:00 pm

5/30, 6/27, 8/29 : 1:30-3:30 to accommodate potlucks

 

Board meetings: 11am

1/3, 1/31, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2, 6/6, 7/4 (?), 8/8, 9/5, 10/3, 11/7, 12/12

 

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

1/31, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2, 6/6, (7/4)?, 9/5, 10/3, 11/7, 12/12

 

Informal discussion group: Mondays, 6:30-8pm (first Monday of Gene’s residence)

1/25, 3/1, 3/29, 4/26, 5/31, 6/28, 8/30, 9/27, 11/1, 12/6

 

Foundations of Practice – The 8-fold Path is the path of trustworthiness:

Thursdays, 6:30-8pm – 1/28, 3/4, 4/29, 6/3, 7/1, 9/2

 

Spring Class Series: Sundays, 1:30-3:00

3/7, 3/28, 4/4, 4/25, 5/2

 

Fall Class Series: Sundays, 1:30-3:00

9/26, 10/3, 10/31, 11/7

 

Potlucks: Sundays, 11 am (none Jan- April), pending re-opening:

5/30, 6/27, 8/29, 12/12 (Annual All-Sangha Meeting)

 

FORMAL full moon ceremonies

Occurs when Gene is in residence. Replaces evening zazen and service:

1/28, 2/26, 3/29, 4/26, 6/25

 

Precepts Renewal (Informal) Ceremonies:

On Full Moons when Gene is not in residence: replaces evening weekday service: 5/26, 7/24, 8/21, 9/20, 10/20, 11/19, 12/17

 

Sunday Program:

Dharma talk: Sundays when Gene is in residence

Poetry: 3rd Sundays

Book readings: all remaining Sundays when no Dharma talk or poetry reading

 

Orientation to Zazen: third Sunday of each month, 11:00 am

 

Other AZG Activities:

 

Sangha Support Net –January and June volunteer meetings: TBD

 

Shelter Cooking: 2nd and 4th Fridays 1:30 – 3:00 pm; if interested please contact Lynda

 

Zendo Roles practice sessions: some Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm; for targeted groups

 

Ways and Means Committee Meetings: third Mondays in January, April, July, August, October, and December, 6:30 pm

 

Sewing Classes: Saturdays, 3:30-5:00 pm

 

Sewing assistants: Mondays, 3:30-5:00 pm TBD

 

Pelican Bay: TBD pending reopening (would be 2nd and 4th Saturdays)

 

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