O-An's doors are now open to welcome fully vaccinated visitors!
Join us in person for Sunday service and Thursday evening Zen Study. Monthly Full Day Sittings, Work Days, Week-end Silent Retreats and Yoga classes are now available. The Zendo is also open to fully vaccinated visitors wishing individual practice and /or personal retreats.
Sunday services start at 11 AM. Thursday Zen studies are held from 6-7 PM. Both will continue to be offered via Zoom. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive access to the Zoom links.
O-An Zendo is dedicated to the core practice of zazen or sitting meditation.
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ACTIVITIES AND FEES
SUNDAY SERVICE AT THE ZENDO
10:55 am – Han (wooden gong) is struck calling practitioners to the zendo
11am Morning Service
11:10–11:30am Zazen (sitting meditation)
11:30–11:40am Kin Hin (walking meditation)
11:40–12:10am Dharma Talk
12:20–1:00pm Tea and Discussion
1pm Final Bows
THURSDAY BOOK STUDY
We gather together on Thursdays from 6– 7 p.m. to discuss Buddhist teachings. Currently we are studying Thich Naht Hanh's, The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching.
Private meetings (Dokusan) with Meido, our Guiding Teacher are available by appointment. It is customary to offer expressions of gratitude (Teacher Dana) when receiving Dokusan. Dana can be offered through financial contributions to the teacher or Samu (work) practice. To schedule an appointment email: email@example.com
Our Zendo is a peaceful and serene place to grow in your practice. We also offer members the opportunity to spend time here on personal retreats. A personal retreat can last from one day to one month. Our fully furnished one-bedroom apartment with full kitchen and living area offers the opportunity for O-An members to deepen their practice. Our Guiding Teacher, Meido, can offer a tailored retreat schedule and Dokusan (private meetings) if you wish to have this as part of your retreat.
Rates for overnight stay are $50 per night (May 1 - October 31) and $75 per night (November 1 - April 30.)
FULL DAY RETREATS/ORYOKI LUNCH
In addition to our regular Sunday service and weeknight meditations, we hold monthly Full Day Sittings with a ceremonial 3-bowl Oryoki lunch. A suggested donation of $30 is encouraged for non-members and $25 for members.
We also offer the use of our Zendo for group retreats or meetings.
ROHATSU, celebrated in December, commemorates Buddha’s Enlightenment.
In the spring we celebrate BUDDHA’S BIRTH.
We conduct the UDUMBARA Ceremony in the summer to honor the first transmission of the Buddha’s teaching.
Fall brings O-BON, a lantern lighting ceremony, releasing those who have departed over the past year, and invite their spirits back for a brief visit.
Friends and family are invited to attend all our special events and ceremonies.
OTHER ACTIVITIES/ZENDO RENTAL
The Zendo is open for daily informal yoga, and periodically offers classes and workshops in Yoga, Karate-Do, T’ai Chi, QiGong, Calligraphy, and Japanese Ceremonial Tea.
Accomplished teachers from many spiritual traditions pass through our doors giving classes, demonstrations, and workshops. We also offer the use of our Zendo for group retreats, meetings, and special events.
Contact Us for more information about any of these offerings.
In these and other forms of outreach, O-An expresses its commitment to Engaged Buddhist practice, to the health and wellbeing of the ever-expanding community of life with which we are inextricably connected.