Calendar

Great vow Zendo

Great Vow Zen Monastery Zendo
Spring Practice Period
Tuesday – Saturday
6:00AM to 7:00AM – 
Meditation (No morning meditation on Tuesday)
7:00AM to 7:30AM – Chanting service
8:00PM to 9:30PM – Meditation
Sunday Morning Public Program 10AM-12:15PM (Closed to the public. Join us online either YouTube or Zoom (see below).
Meditation instruction is available at the Sunday Morning Program
YouTube link for all events (no GVZM streaming Aug 17-21)
Zoom link for all events

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weekly offerings – All Online

Sunday Morning: 9:30AM to 11:00AM
Led by Zen Teacher Larry Fuho Trussell
Meditation, Dharma talk, and chanting service. During sitting Fuho offers sanzen, private practice meetings for ZCO members.
Online only.
Zoom link for Sunday Morning

Sunday Evening: 7PM to 8:30PM
Led by Hogen Bays, Roshi
Meditation and teachings on Buddhist sutras and spiritual practice.  Currently Hogen, Roshi’s theme is Shantideva’s Way of the Bodhisattva.
Online only.
Zoom link for Sunday Evening

1st Monday each Month: 4:00 – 5:30 pm
3rd Monday each Month: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
2nd  and 4th Saturdays each Month: 4:00 – 5:30 pm
The Work of Byron Katie – facilitated by Linda Cho-on Frischmeyer
Whether you are new to The Work of Byron Katie and want to ‘try it on,’ or are familiar, even experienced, and want to do The Work in a small group setting, this opportunity is for you.  We explore a belief common to many (all?!) of us each time we meet. Online only.
Zoom link for The Work

Tuesday Evening: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Led by Zen Teacher Nancy Kodo Conover
Meditation and group discussion.
Online only.
Zoom link for Tuesday Evening

Wednesday Evening: 7:00PM to 8:30PM.
Led by Jogen Sensei
Guided Meditation that includes calm-abiding, emptiness practice and loving-kindness followed by dharma talks drawing from Zen, Dzogchen, Jungian and Archetypal psychology and more.
Online only.
Zoom link for Wednesday Evening

Thursday Evening: 7:00PM to 8:30PM
Led by Kisei Sensei
Guided Meditation that includes embodiment, compassion, absorption and awareness practices. Currently exploring Awakening through the Zen koan technology.
Online only.
Zoom link for Thursday Evening

Friday Morning: 11:00AM to 2:00PM
Led by Doug Onkatsu Kagel
Join us in person for meditation, conversation and brown bag lunch. Open zendo – drop in.
Temporarily suspended.

Friday Evening: 7:00PM to 8:00PM
Led by Zen Teacher Patrick Bansho Green
Guided meditations on metta (loving-kindness) as well as compassion, gratitude, and other qualities of the heart.
Online only.
Zoom link for Friday Evening

Recovery Dharma; Monday Evening: 7:00PM
Meetings are peer-led with shared leadership.
Using Buddhist practices and principles to heal the suffering of addiction. Now meeting at Woodlawn Park on NE Dekum and 13th.

Workshops and sesshin

Workshops and sesshin are currently offered in-person and online format unless otherwise noted.

Autumn Ango: Great Vow’s Intensive Practice Period

October 12 - December 19, 2021
Great Vow Zen Monastery
This Dharma is abundantly present in each human being, but if we do not practice it, it does not manifest itself, and if we do not experience it, it cannot be realized. - Dogen, Zenji In accordance with ancient tradition beginning with the Buddha we set aside months of time each year to simplify and return to the essence of our lives. This is the energy of the natural world in Autumn, and in this spirit we practice Ango. Ango is a Japanese word that means peaceful dwelling. During this practice period our daily schedule takes on a tone of…

Compassion, Joy and Forgiveness- A Weekend Loving Kindness Retreat

With Kisei Amy Costenbader, Sensei

November 5 - 7, 2021
Great Vow Zen Monastery
The teachings and practices of Zen Buddhism empower us to live our lives wholeheartedly with openness, insight and compassion. During this weekend retreat we follow a silent retreat schedule, which allows us to temporarily put aside outside concerns and go deeply into inner work.

Gratitude Sesshin: A Six Day Meditation Retreat

With Larry Fuho Trussell and Kodo Conover

November 15 - 21, 2021
Great Vow Zen Monastery
This sesshin is founded on the transformative power of gratitude. In meditation we can direct awareness to the continual support that each moment brings, the force of the universe that gives life breath by breath.  Becoming aware of that continual offering of life, the heart opens and we can respond with continual gratitude.

Rohatsu Sesshin: A 7 Day Meditation Retreat

With Jan Chozen Bays, Roshi, Hogen Bays, Roshi and Kisei Amy Costenbader, Sensei

December 5 - 12, 2021
Great Vow Zen Monastery
Rohatsu is a meditation retreat that celebrates the Buddha's Awakening through our embodiment of deep practice.  For centuries now, all over the world practitioners have gathered in the Winter to support each other in whole hearted endeavor.

Beginner’s Mind Weekend Retreat

December 17 - 19, 2021
Great Vow Zen Monastery
The teachings and practices of Zen Buddhism empower us to live our lives wholeheartedly with openness, insight and compassion. During this weekend retreat we follow a silent retreat schedule, which allows us to temporarily put aside outside concerns and go deeply into inner work.