SANGHA BREAKFAST (POTLUCK)
THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th, 2017
the three jewels: An exploration of living buddhism
FALL 2017 OCTOBER 2nd - NOVEMBER 4th Taking refuge in the Three Treasures (Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha) is the traditional ceremony of declaring our commitment to live our lives guided by Buddhism. The Albuquerque Zen Center will offer a five-week course exploring the Three Treasures from October 2nd until November 4th. We will explore the Three Treasures through offering a variety of opportunities. There will be daily sitting practice to help clear and calm the mind. There will be two discussion classes each week, reviewing What the Buddha Taught by Rahula. We will practice sangha through work and social opportunities. The program is open to anyone interested in deepening their understanding of Buddhism. You participate as your schedule and interest allow. On November 4th we will have a Taking Refuge ceremony. Anyone, everyone is welcome to take refuge. Even if you have not attended the classes. If you have any questions about the program, please contact the office by phone or email. Purchasing and reading the Rahula book ahead of time is recommended. Oct 2 Opening Oct 14 Samu Saturday Oct 26 Day Sit Nov 3 Full Moon Sit Nov 4 Taking Refuge Ceremony and Reception DISCUSSION CLASS: WHAT THE BUDDHA TAUGHT TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm TRICYCLE CLASS: THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS FRIDAY 6:00 pm
The Albuquerque Zen Center offers a traditional Zen style of meditation practice and a community of support for anyone who wishes to explore the Buddha’s teaching, eliminate personal confusion, diminish suffering, and cultivate compassion in daily life.
AZC offers beginning instruction in Zazen meditation every Saturday morning. A suggested donation of $5 is recommended, but not required. The Albuquerque Zen Center exists entirely on the generosity of it’s members and visitors.
8:45 Sitting Instruction
9:30-11:15 Zazen (meditation) and Dharma Talk
Please wear flexible, comfortable pants, and shoes that can be taken off and put on quickly.
Next: Sunday, October 1st, 2017
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Sunday Morning Family Zendo
Family Zendo at the Albuquerque Zen Center is a bi-monthly program for parents, step-parents, expecting parents, grandparents, family members, and children of all ages who are interested finding greater calmness and clarity, interested in mindfulness practice, mindful parenting, and Zen Buddhism. This event is centered around a bi-weekly 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Sunday service, with serious introductory Zazen sitting practice for adults, while children’s programs will occur, including mindfulness activities, dharma storytelling, and snack period. Weekly updates are posted on MeetUp.
FULL MOON SIT
Next: Thursday, October 5th, 2017
8:00 p.m. to 10:00 pm
The full moon has a special place in Buddhism and Zen as a symbol of illumination and awakening, or atonement and renewal. Please join us for all or part in quiet observance as we sit “yaza” in the brilliance and splendor of the full moon this evening. Bring clothing or blankets appropriate for outdoor sitting in evening temperatures. Tea will be served at closing.
At AZC, we depend entirely upon the donations of our sangha members and the support of those who strive, as we do, to help others see their worlds a bit more clearly. If you’ve found a page or note or photo that you feel may inspire others, we welcome your support. Gassho.
Albuquerque Zen Center
2300 Garfield SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
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