Yearly Activities Overview

 

Arcata Zen Group Yearly Activities Overview for 2020

 

   Teachers at AZG                                                     Events

Jan 1 Diamond Sutra Reading

 

Jan 24- Feb 3

 

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

Feb 28- March 9

     

 

 

 

March 27- April 6

 

 

April 24- May 4

 

 

                                              

                                                                 

May 29- June 8

 

June 26- July 6

July 31-Aug 2-Mary Mocine

 

Aug 28- Sept 7

 

[• Sept-Nov:   6 week Study Intensive]

Sept 27- Nov 8

    

 

Oct 30--Nov 9

 

 

 

Dec 4-Dec 14

 

 

Feb: Parinirvana

Feb 2: Shuso entering ceremony

 

March: Mahapajapati memorial

March 6-7 Sesshin

March 8: Shuso Way-seeking Mind talk

 

Practice Period Classes: Sundays

 3/8, 3/29, 4/5, 4/26, 5/3

April 5: Buddha’s Birthday

 

April 26: Shuso dharma talk

May 1-2 Sesshin (family-friendly)

May 3: Maylie memorial

 

May 11-14th Trip to Green Gulch Farm Zen Center

 

July 5: Shuso closing ceremony

Aug 1 Sesshin with Mary Mocine

 

Sept: Dogen and Keizan memorial

 

Oct 1,2,3 Sesshin

 

Study Intensive classes: Sundays

9/27, 10/4, 11/1, 11/8

Oct: Bodhidharma memorial

Nov: Sejiki

Nov 6-7 Sesshin

 

Dec 10,11,12 Rohatsu Sesshin

(oryoki meals)

Buddha’s awakening

 

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

Dec 6: All-Sangha Annual Meeting

12/31:  New Year’s Program and fire

AZG Activities:

 

Annual Sangha Membership Meeting:  Sunday –Dec 6

 

Comparative Translations-member led study group with Uzi: 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm in zendo

 

Work Periods: Saturdays 10:00 am-12 noon (with zazen at 9:30) with the exceptions of 4/25 and 8/29

1/25, 2/29, 3/28, 4/25 (1-3:00 pm with half-day sit 8 am-12 noon), 5/30, 6/27, 8/29 (1-3 pm with half-day sit 8 am-12 noon), 9/26, 10/31

 

Hikes: Saturdays, 9:00 am to noon

2/1, 4/4, 6/6, 9/5

 

PC meetings: Sundays, 1:30 pm (first Sun of Gene’s residence)

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

 

Board meetings: See Calendar for dates

 

Priest meetings: Sunday afternoons

2/2, 3/8, 4/5, 5/3, 6/7, 7/5, 9/6, 10/4, 11/8, 12/13

 

Informal discussion group: Mondays, 6:30-8:00 pm (first Monday of Gene’s residence)

1/27, 3/2, 3/30, 4/27, 6/1, 6/29, 8/31, 9/28, 11/2, 12/7

 

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

3/8, 3/29, 4/5, 4/26, 5/3

 

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

9/27, 10/4, 11/1, 11/8

 

Potlucks: Sundays, 11:00 am

1/26, 3/1, 5/31, 6/28, 8/2 (with Mary Mocine), 8/30, 12/6 (Annual All-Sangha Meeting)

 

Precepts Renewal Ceremonies: On certain full and new moons, replacing the morning and evening weekday services that would normally be in cycle.

1/10, 1/24, 2/7, 2/24, 3/24, 4/7, 4/22, 5/7, 5/22, 6/19, 7/6, 7/20, 8/3, 8/18, 9/17, 10/16, 11/13, 11/30, and 12/29

 

Formal Full Moon Ceremonies: Held on certain new and full moons in place of evening zazen on 3/9, 6/5, 9/2, 10/1, 10/30, and 12/14

 

Sunday Trillium Program:

Book readings: (if no Dharma talk)

Poetry: 3rd Sundays (except December)

 

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

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

 

Other AZG Activities: 

Sangha Support Net –January and June volunteer meetings; see calendar for dates

 

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

 

Zendo Roles practice sessions:  some Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm—see full calendar for details

3/3, 5/5 (member led), 6/30, 9/1

 

Foundations Class (could become Precepts Study): some Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 pm

3/5, 4/30, 6/4, 9/3, 11/5

 

Ways and Means Committee Meetings: third Mondays in Jan, April, July, Aug, Oct, and Dec, 6:30 pm

1/20, 4/20, 7/20, 8/17, 10/19, 12/21

 

Sewing Classes: Fridays, 9:30-11:00 am

 

Sewing assistants: Mondays, 3:30-5:00 pm, no meeting 5/25

 

Pelican Bay: 2nd and 4th Saturdays; Gene to Pelican Bay – 3/28, 6/27, 9/26

 

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