Zazenkai all-day Meditation
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Zazen meditation, delicious farm-sourced lunch, dharma talk, private interview. Schedule begins at 8:30am and ends at 4:30 pm.
precept study Classes
Starting saturday, june 23
In the Zen tradition, Buddhist Precepts are entered into as life-guiding principles based on the experience of no-self. Precept Study sessions for those interested in exploring the path begin Saturday June 23.
Cause to Pause contemplative Caregiving intensive
Gyodo Sensei joins the Faculty at Willow Farm for the rigorous bi-annual training for Volunteer Care Partners focusing on the fundamentals of end of life care within the broader context of contemplation and awareness.
Zen meditation has been around for millennia, and has special relevance for today's world. When anxiety and contraction afflict our individual body-minds, then confusion and needless suffering permeate our collectives -- families, communities, and nations -- and we lose clarity and heart. Meditation restores us to our truth.
Dharma refers to Buddhist teachings, which in Zen extends to all the phenomena of your life. Your dog or cat may be your deepest teacher. The sound of a pebble, or the movement of a rose in the breeze. Talks and teachings from longtime meditators can help you re-discover your deepest wisdom and compassion.
We are inspired by the formal Zen Buddhist dharma as it has been transmitted by our tradition: the teachings of Bodhidharma, Joshu, Baso, Rinzai and many other awakened women and men. We also share the teachings and guiding insights of our direct teachers and other contemporaries who have addressed themselves explicitly to how the Buddhadharma manifests in our modern lives and minds. Always our curiosity is addressed to our lives here and now, to understand how we can live more fully, with greater awareness and heart.
Dharma is shared at Eon Zen in Monday evening talks and during retreats. Listen to audio on our Resources page, and join us for practice and discussion.
Sangha is the community of practitioners dedicated to living an awakened life in the world. It is considered the most precious of the three Buddhist treasures, because it represents the harmony of our absolute natures with our messy, relative lives. We can't fake harmony, but shared intentions make it possible! Join Eon Zen Sangha in a commitment to share life and practice together.
Zen at Work
In the Zen tradition, work in the world is our form of somatic practice and is inseparable from service. Instead of yoga asanas and breathing exercises, we chop wood, carry water, or in the modern way, drive cars, communicate information and lead organizations. The Eon Zen sangha performs regular work practice in service to the community, and teachers bring mindfulness practices to corporate, executive, academic and non-profit groups.