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Valley Streams Zen Sangha

December 2021

Morning Zazen & Service (in-person and online)

December 9 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Please join us for early morning silent meditation each Thursday before Study Group meeting. Contact Rollin Ives at twl4148@gmail.com for Zoom login and program information. Schedule: 5:45-Zoom room opens, 6:00-Zazen, 6:30-Walking Meditation, 6:40-Zazen, 7:10-Service   •Download  SFZC Chants in PDF.

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Study Group (in-person & online)

December 9 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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The Zen Study Group is now meeting at the Dharma Center AND online. The study group is facilitated by Rev. So-On Jim Hare, with readings from ancient and contemporary Mahayana Buddhist & Soto Zen texts and commentaries. To join the Thursday morning study group, email the coordinator, Rollin Ives, twl4148@gmail.com Prior to the meeting, download the free Zoom Client for Meetings (13 MB)  As you "Wait for the host to start the meeting" click the Test Computer Audio button to make sure you can…

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Introduction to Zen Meditation (in person)

December 13 @ 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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On the second Monday of each month, we offer a 40-minute introduction to Zen practice.  We focus on the art of sitting meditation, with emphasis on posture, breath and mental focus. This is for new meditators and those wishing to refresh their practice of meditative immersion. •Meets in the Library at the Sacramento Dharma Center.   Sign up for Weekly Emails to receive current program information.

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Dharma Talk by Susan Moon (in person & online)

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Susan Moon is a writer, editor, and lay teacher in the Soto Zen tradition. She is the author of a number of books about Buddhism, including the humor book The Life and Letters of Tofu Roshi and This Is Getting Old: Zen Thoughts on Aging with Humor and Dignity. For many years she was the editor of Turning Wheel, the journal of socially engaged Buddhism. Her short stories and essays have been published widely. Sue has been a Zen student…

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Morning Zazen & Service (in-person and online)

December 16 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Please join us for early morning silent meditation each Thursday before Study Group meeting. Contact Rollin Ives at twl4148@gmail.com for Zoom login and program information. Schedule: 5:45-Zoom room opens, 6:00-Zazen, 6:30-Walking Meditation, 6:40-Zazen, 7:10-Service   •Download  SFZC Chants in PDF.

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Study Group (in-person & online)

December 16 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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The Zen Study Group is now meeting at the Dharma Center AND online. The study group is facilitated by Rev. So-On Jim Hare, with readings from ancient and contemporary Mahayana Buddhist & Soto Zen texts and commentaries. To join the Thursday morning study group, email the coordinator, Rollin Ives, twl4148@gmail.com Prior to the meeting, download the free Zoom Client for Meetings (13 MB)  As you "Wait for the host to start the meeting" click the Test Computer Audio button to make sure you can…

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Winter Solstice Celebration (in person and online)

December 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Welcome the new year by celebrating the treasure of sangha with your sangha friends. This will be an evening of sharing poetry, stories, and music. Our Monday night programs begin with zazen (meditation) followed by a devotional service and dharma talk, group discussion, practice circle or retreat night. There are no membership requirements to participate. We invite donations to support the room rental, visits by teachers, and other sangha activities. Valley Streams Zen Sangha is dedicated to the study of Buddha’s…

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Morning Zazen & Service (in-person and online)

December 23 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Please join us for early morning silent meditation each Thursday before Study Group meeting. Contact Rollin Ives at twl4148@gmail.com for Zoom login and program information. Schedule: 5:45-Zoom room opens, 6:00-Zazen, 6:30-Walking Meditation, 6:40-Zazen, 7:10-Service   •Download  SFZC Chants in PDF.

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Study Group (in-person & online)

December 23 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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The Zen Study Group is now meeting at the Dharma Center AND online. The study group is facilitated by Rev. So-On Jim Hare, with readings from ancient and contemporary Mahayana Buddhist & Soto Zen texts and commentaries. To join the Thursday morning study group, email the coordinator, Rollin Ives, twl4148@gmail.com Prior to the meeting, download the free Zoom Client for Meetings (13 MB)  As you "Wait for the host to start the meeting" click the Test Computer Audio button to make sure you can…

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Relinquishment Ceremony, led by Paravrtti Doralee Grindler Katonah (in-person & online)

December 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Details to follow... Paravrtti Doralee Grindler Katonah serves as Ino, or head of the meditation hall. She studied in the Soto Zen lineage with Sojun Diane Martin in Illinois and Rev. Val Szymanski in California. She was priest ordained in 2019 by Sojun Diane Martin. Our Monday night programs begin with zazen (meditation) followed by a devotional service and dharma talk, group discussion, practice circle or retreat night. There are no membership requirements to participate. We invite donations to support the…

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Morning Zazen & Service (in-person and online)

December 30 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Please join us for early morning silent meditation each Thursday before Study Group meeting. Contact Rollin Ives at twl4148@gmail.com for Zoom login and program information. Schedule: 5:45-Zoom room opens, 6:00-Zazen, 6:30-Walking Meditation, 6:40-Zazen, 7:10-Service   •Download  SFZC Chants in PDF.

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Study Group (in-person & online)

December 30 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 01/27/2022

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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The Zen Study Group is now meeting at the Dharma Center AND online. The study group is facilitated by Rev. So-On Jim Hare, with readings from ancient and contemporary Mahayana Buddhist & Soto Zen texts and commentaries. To join the Thursday morning study group, email the coordinator, Rollin Ives, twl4148@gmail.com Prior to the meeting, download the free Zoom Client for Meetings (13 MB)  As you "Wait for the host to start the meeting" click the Test Computer Audio button to make sure you can…

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January 2022

Way-seeking Mind Talk by Cody Miller (in-person & online)

01/03/2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Each of us has come to Zen practice as a seeker, with a spirit of inquiry, from diverse backgrounds. The idea of our way-seeking mind talks is for members to share how it is they came to practice. Each person tells his or her own story in a unique way that often blends autobiography, spiritual biography, and the practice questions that each is engaged with. Our Monday night programs begin with zazen (sitting meditation) followed by a devotional service and dharma talk, group discussion,…

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Morning Zazen & Service (in-person and online)

01/06/2022 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Please join us for early morning silent meditation each Thursday before Study Group meeting. Contact Rollin Ives at twl4148@gmail.com for Zoom login and program information. Schedule: 5:45-Zoom room opens, 6:00-Zazen, 6:30-Walking Meditation, 6:40-Zazen, 7:10-Service   •Download  SFZC Chants in PDF.

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Study Group (in-person & online)

01/06/2022 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 01/27/2022

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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The Zen Study Group is now meeting at the Dharma Center AND online. The study group is facilitated by Rev. So-On Jim Hare, with readings from ancient and contemporary Mahayana Buddhist & Soto Zen texts and commentaries. To join the Thursday morning study group, email the coordinator, Rollin Ives, twl4148@gmail.com Prior to the meeting, download the free Zoom Client for Meetings (13 MB)  As you “Wait for the host to start the meeting” click the Test Computer Audio button to make sure you can…

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Dharma Talk by Rev. Myo Lahey (in-person & online)

01/10/2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Rev. Myo Lahey is Abbot at Hartford Street Zen Center in San Francisco and our guiding teacher. He has previously served as Practice Leader at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. He is a Dharma heir of Tenshin Reb Anderson. Tonight’s talk will be online from Hartford Street Zen Center. Our Monday night programs begin with zazen (meditation) followed by a devotional service and dharma talk, group discussion, practice circle or retreat night. There are no membership requirements to participate. We invite donations to support the…

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Morning Zazen & Service (in-person and online)

01/13/2022 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Please join us for early morning silent meditation each Thursday before Study Group meeting. Contact Rollin Ives at twl4148@gmail.com for Zoom login and program information. Schedule: 5:45-Zoom room opens, 6:00-Zazen, 6:30-Walking Meditation, 6:40-Zazen, 7:10-Service   •Download  SFZC Chants in PDF.

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Study Group (in-person & online)

01/13/2022 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 01/27/2022

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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The Zen Study Group is now meeting at the Dharma Center AND online. The study group is facilitated by Rev. So-On Jim Hare, with readings from ancient and contemporary Mahayana Buddhist & Soto Zen texts and commentaries. To join the Thursday morning study group, email the coordinator, Rollin Ives, twl4148@gmail.com Prior to the meeting, download the free Zoom Client for Meetings (13 MB)  As you “Wait for the host to start the meeting” click the Test Computer Audio button to make sure you can…

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Program Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (in-person and online)

01/17/2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.  Whatever affects one directly, affects all Indirectly.”  ~Martin Luther King, Jr. Facilitated by Paravrtti Doralee Grindler Katonah, our program will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King with a presentation by 4 sangha members who participated in a 12-week, 6-session study group on White Supremacy, White Privilege, and the Dharma. This study group was developed for white sangha members who…

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Morning Zazen & Service (in-person and online)

01/20/2022 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Please join us for early morning silent meditation each Thursday before Study Group meeting. Contact Rollin Ives at twl4148@gmail.com for Zoom login and program information. Schedule: 5:45-Zoom room opens, 6:00-Zazen, 6:30-Walking Meditation, 6:40-Zazen, 7:10-Service   •Download  SFZC Chants in PDF.

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Study Group (in-person & online)

01/20/2022 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 01/27/2022

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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The Zen Study Group is now meeting at the Dharma Center AND online. The study group is facilitated by Rev. So-On Jim Hare, with readings from ancient and contemporary Mahayana Buddhist & Soto Zen texts and commentaries. To join the Thursday morning study group, email the coordinator, Rollin Ives, twl4148@gmail.com Prior to the meeting, download the free Zoom Client for Meetings (13 MB)  As you “Wait for the host to start the meeting” click the Test Computer Audio button to make sure you can…

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Monday Night Zazen and Program (in-person and online)

01/24/2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 02/28/2022

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Our Monday night programs begin with zazen (meditation) followed by a devotional service and dharma talk, group discussion, practice circle or retreat night. There are no membership requirements to participate. We invite donations to support the room rental, visits by teachers, and other sangha activities. Valley Streams Zen Sangha is dedicated to the study of Buddha’s teaching and the practice of meditation. We invite newcomers and experienced Zen students to join us. *Zoom link for this program: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82008151977

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Morning Zazen & Service (in-person and online)

01/27/2022 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Please join us for early morning silent meditation each Thursday before Study Group meeting. Contact Rollin Ives at twl4148@gmail.com for Zoom login and program information. Schedule: 5:45-Zoom room opens, 6:00-Zazen, 6:30-Walking Meditation, 6:40-Zazen, 7:10-Service   •Download  SFZC Chants in PDF.

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Study Group (in-person & online)

01/27/2022 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 01/27/2022

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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The Zen Study Group is now meeting at the Dharma Center AND online. The study group is facilitated by Rev. So-On Jim Hare, with readings from ancient and contemporary Mahayana Buddhist & Soto Zen texts and commentaries. To join the Thursday morning study group, email the coordinator, Rollin Ives, twl4148@gmail.com Prior to the meeting, download the free Zoom Client for Meetings (13 MB)  As you “Wait for the host to start the meeting” click the Test Computer Audio button to make sure you can…

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Monday Night Zazen and Program (in-person and online)

01/31/2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 02/28/2022

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Our Monday night programs begin with zazen (meditation) followed by a devotional service and dharma talk, group discussion, practice circle or retreat night. There are no membership requirements to participate. We invite donations to support the room rental, visits by teachers, and other sangha activities. Valley Streams Zen Sangha is dedicated to the study of Buddha’s teaching and the practice of meditation. We invite newcomers and experienced Zen students to join us. *Zoom link for this program: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82008151977

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February 2022

Monday Night Zazen and Program (in-person and online)

02/07/2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 02/28/2022

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Our Monday night programs begin with zazen (meditation) followed by a devotional service and dharma talk, group discussion, practice circle or retreat night. There are no membership requirements to participate. We invite donations to support the room rental, visits by teachers, and other sangha activities. Valley Streams Zen Sangha is dedicated to the study of Buddha’s teaching and the practice of meditation. We invite newcomers and experienced Zen students to join us. *Zoom link for this program: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82008151977

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Monday Night Zazen and Program (in-person and online)

02/14/2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 02/28/2022

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Our Monday night programs begin with zazen (meditation) followed by a devotional service and dharma talk, group discussion, practice circle or retreat night. There are no membership requirements to participate. We invite donations to support the room rental, visits by teachers, and other sangha activities. Valley Streams Zen Sangha is dedicated to the study of Buddha’s teaching and the practice of meditation. We invite newcomers and experienced Zen students to join us. *Zoom link for this program: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82008151977

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Monday Night Zazen and Program (in-person and online)

02/21/2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 02/28/2022

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Our Monday night programs begin with zazen (meditation) followed by a devotional service and dharma talk, group discussion, practice circle or retreat night. There are no membership requirements to participate. We invite donations to support the room rental, visits by teachers, and other sangha activities. Valley Streams Zen Sangha is dedicated to the study of Buddha’s teaching and the practice of meditation. We invite newcomers and experienced Zen students to join us. *Zoom link for this program: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82008151977

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Monday Night Zazen and Program (in-person and online)

02/28/2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 02/28/2022

Sacramento Dharma Center, 3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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Our Monday night programs begin with zazen (meditation) followed by a devotional service and dharma talk, group discussion, practice circle or retreat night. There are no membership requirements to participate. We invite donations to support the room rental, visits by teachers, and other sangha activities. Valley Streams Zen Sangha is dedicated to the study of Buddha’s teaching and the practice of meditation. We invite newcomers and experienced Zen students to join us. *Zoom link for this program: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82008151977

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