Schedule

WELCOME TO OUR ZENDO at THE BARN

The Barn
1360 Sumac Avenue
Boulder, Colorado

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

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

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:
    The Barn
    1360 Sumac Avenue
    Boulder, Colorado

  • BEGINNING APRIL 4: THURSDAY MORNING Zazen and Kinhin in LONGMONT:
    7:00 - 8:15 am

    The Meditation Place
    324 Main Street
    Longmont, Colorado
    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.
~Patacara

TEISHO SCHEDULE with ROSHI Sanchi Reta Lawler Sunday morning,  9:00 - 11:00 am

Zazen, Morning Service Chanting, and Teisho. Suggested Fee: $15:

  • MARCH 31

  • APRIL 21 (Easter Sunday TEISHO)

  • MAY 12

  • MAY 26

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!

  • PLAN AHEAD

    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.


“All beings are flowers blooming in a blooming universe." - Soen Roshi