WELCOME TO OUR ZENDO at THE BARN
1360 Sumac Avenue
UNLESS NOTED, all practice activities held at THE BARN.
PARKING INSTRUCTIONS: Please park on Sumac AWAY from the mailboxes, neither, in front of the house with the fence that is west of The Barn.
Enter the front yard of the residence and WALK TO THE LEFT following the driveway to the back side of the house. There you will see entrance to THE BARN.
Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the beginning of each event in order to be seated. Support our practice venue in the amount that you hold as VALUE unto our offerings. Everyone is ALWAYS welcome to join our practice regardless of capacity to support.
The Boulder Morningstar Zen Center: A Revelation of Endless Vow
SPRING PRACTICE PERIOD
MARCH 31 - JUNE 15, 2019
Note: There will be no practice Monday, June 3, 10, and 17, and no practice Thursday, June 13 or 20. We resume with the Summer Practice Period beginning June 24. The Summer Practice schedule will be available soon.
ZAZEN and KINHIN*
(*sitting practice and walking meditation)
MONDAY afternoons (each Monday afternoon)
3:30pm - 5:00 pm, arrive by 3:15pm. Zazen and kinhin:
1360 Sumac Avenue
BEGINNING APRIL 4: THURSDAY MORNING Zazen and Kinhin in LONGMONT:
7:00 - 8:15 am
The Meditation Place
324 Main Street
EAST alley entrance. Parking lot off Kimbark, entry in front of you. Arrive no later than 6:45 am to be seated.
OPENING SPRING PRACTICE PERIOD TEISHO: The Way of Vulnerability
Sunday, March 31, 9:00 - 11:00 am
at THE BARN
"I took a needle
and pushed the wick down.
When the lamp went out,
My mind was freed.
TEISHO SCHEDULE with ROSHI Sanchi Reta Lawler Sunday morning, 9:00 - 11:00 am
Zazen, Morning Service Chanting, and Teisho. Suggested Fee: $15:
APRIL 21 (Easter Sunday TEISHO)
EXTENDED PRACTICE OPPORTUNITIES
MANDALA OF ZEN continues: MINDFULNESS, SUNDAY morning, April 14, 9:00 - 10:45 am
Join Roshi Sanchi Reta for this SPECIAL offering on the role of MINDFULNESS in Zen practice and its current application in contemporary culture.
"What is most essential is the practice of mindfulness, which helps us transform greed, anger, and delusion."
(from the Meal Chant)
SUGGESTED FEE: $15.
PRACTICE PODS with Roshi Sanchi Reta
Join Roshi Sanchi Reta (in small groups of 4 -6), for a lively session of Dharma Q-A. Each pod will meet for an hour and a half at Roshi's home in Longmont. We will enter into the learning process of Zen Life through our questions and experiences.
Times will be announced and registration will follow.
Suggested Fee: $15.
DOKUSAN! 9:00 - 10:00 am Saturday morning, April 20 and 27.
Join the queue in the morning garden for Dokusan with Roshi.
Dokusan is the bright heart-to-heart meeting that takes place with Roshi and the sincere practitioner who is willing to come with full vulnerability to a quick but poignant meeting to present their Koan expression.
6 practitioners accepted for either morning.
RSVP announcement will come soon.
SPRING BRING-A-DISH DINNER FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 17, 2019
with piano offerings by Etsudo Sheri Coldwell and Claud Brown
Arrive at 6:30 pm
Enjoy a night of communion with the BMZC Sangha at the home of ETSUDO Sheri Coldwell. Bring a dish that you love to share, and Claud and Etsudo will delight us with their piano magic! RSVP announcement will follow.
KANZEON URBAN RETREAT, JUNE 10 - 15, 2019
Willow Farm, Hygiene, Colorado
FULL RETREAT: 8:45 am - 5:00 pm, M - F ; Sat. 9:00 - 11:00 am
PRACTICE INTENSIVE (come as you can): 3:30 - 5:00 pm, M - F.
TEISHO, SATURDAY, 9:00 - 11:00 AM.
Retreat Announcement will come soon!
ROHATSU Urban Retreat: DEC. 2 - 7 8:45 - 5 pm each day at WILLOW FARM Retreat in Hygiene.
Announcements for registrations will come well in advance of the retreats.
(Please note the change of times and venue where applicable; announcement will be sent as time approaches.)
*Unless noted, all practice opportunities will be held at THE BARN, 1360 Sumac in N. Boulder
** Please arrive no later than 15 minutes before each event. If you are needing instruction, contact the BMZC webmail to schedule a meeting to speak with Roshi Sanchi Reta.
**REMEMBER to consider the necessary support for those who so graciously offer their space for the Boulder Morningstar Practice. Suggested Donation is $5-10 for daily zazen practice, and $15 for Teisho mornings. Otherwise, everyone is ALWAYS welcome to join our practice regardless of capacity to support.
COME BE WITH US!
Thanks to everyone who has joined our practice!
And, thank you to our Friends at A PLACE TO SIT, THE BARN, and THE MEDITATION PLACE who so graciously offers us this space to practice Dharma.