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Free; donations welcomed

Mindful Eating All-Day Workshop

For the first time, there will be an all day Mindful Eating workshop at Heart of Wisdom. Please check back for details and to register. 
 
Led by Eimyo Meledandri and Dr. Liu, MD from Seattle Children's Hospital.
 
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Investigating Zen Practice

Investigating Zen Practice through the Ten Directions

This one-day workshop for beginners or those who want to dive deeper into Zen practice.

Learn how to practice using ancient methods that are applicable in today’s world:

  1. Meditation
  2. Mindfulness practice
  3. Chanting
  4. Mindful eating
  5. Work practice
  6. Stillness
  7. Walking meditation
  8. Koans
  9. Tradition and ritual
  10. Dharma teachings

Lunch is included. Your RSVP helps us know how much lunch to prepare.

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Guest Teacher Rev. Shiju Sakagawa on "The Easy Way to Become A Buddha"

Zen Community of Oregon is honored to welcome Rev. Shiju Sakagawa, Specially Dispatched Teacher from Sotoshu (the Soto Zen School), to give a talk at Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple. 

Rev. Sakagawa says:

“The Easy Way to Become a Buddha”

Buddhism is the teaching of becoming Buddha.

“Buddha” signifies Shakyamuni Buddha. But it is also the aspiration, the wish, for each one of us as Buddhists to become Buddha.

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Climate Change Discussion Group

This is a discussion group so it is easy to join at any time. You are invited no matter what your involvement; we only ask that you have interest and curiosity. We have a chance to talk about what we are doing and share our experiences.

Members of the group bring their own experiences and understandings. Bob has recently gone to a training with the Zen Peacemakers, Kodo is taking an online class with Ven. Pannavati about Engaged Buddhism, Mukyo is quite involved with different local organizations concerning climate change.

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Full Moon Loving Kindness Practice and Ceremony for Ethical Living

All are welcome to our monthly Full Moon Loving Kindness Practice and Ceremony for Ethical Living.

To support loving kindness (Metta) practice around the world, we will meditate together on nights when there is a full moon.

Metta meditation is an antidote to fear and anxiety, and a complement to the cool clarity of wisdom. The Ceremony of Ethical Living is an opportunity to own and forgive our mistakes of the past, and reaffirm our intentions to live in harmony with our deepest truth.

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Full Moon Loving Kindness Practice and Ceremony for Ethical Living

All are welcome to our monthly Full Moon Loving Kindness Practice and Ceremony for Ethical Living. 
 
To support loving kindness (Metta) practice around the world, we will meditate together on nights when there is a full moon.
 
Metta meditation is an antidote to fear and anxiety, and a complement to the cool clarity of wisdom. The Ceremony of Ethical Living is an opportunity to own and forgive our mistakes of the past, and reaffirm our intentions to live in harmony with our deepest truth.
 
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Kaz Tanahashi on The Heart Sutra: Free public dharma talk

Kaz Tanahashi, world renowned artist, translator, and peace activist will offer a talk on the Heart Sutra from a new perspective. All are welcome to attend. 

Meditation begins at 7:00 p.m.

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Mindful Eating—Free meet-up

This class is for those who have attended a Mindful Eating retreat or read Chozen Bays Roshi's book, "Mindful Eating". Join us! We will use meditation and mindful eating exercises to explore our experiences with food.
 
Led by Eimyo Meledandri and Julie Grant-Weiss.
We will meet upstairs in the Jizo library.
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Five Precepts for Ethical Living Classes

The heart of our practice is zazen (meditation) and ethics. The ethical foundation of Zen Buddhism is the Five Precepts. We uphold the Precepts through active and ongoing work in our life. The Five Precepts are:

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New Year's Eve Celebration

Save the date! 

You, your family, and friends are invited to a delightful way of celebrating New Year's Eve! 

  • Vegetarian Potluck
  • Sacred dancing in the zendo
  • Ceremony for letting go of last year's errors and renewing commitments to live ethically in the New Year
  • Meditation into the New Year accompanied by 108 strikes of the bell

More information to come.

 

 

 

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