Events

2014

Dec 5-7: Rohatsu Three-Day Non-Residential Retreat

Heart Circle Sangha
451 Hillcrest Road
Ridgewood, NJ

FRI 7pm - 9pm
SAT 8am - 8pm
SUN 8am - 1pm

Please join us for a weekend Rohatsu retreat at Heart Circle Sangha Zendo. This is a great opportunity for beginning students to deepen practice and have a retreat experience in a familiar setting. During the weekend, we will offer service to sangha in the form of samu (work practice) and explore the Practice of Immediacy.

On Sunday we will have a Fusatsu Service which is a renewal of our Precept vows. For those who have not taken the Precepts, it's a chance to participate.

The cost for the weekend is $100 for members, $125 for non-members, including meals and Sunday lunch. To register, sign-up below or at the zendo.

If you are not coming for the whole weekend, but wish to join us on Sunday as usual, please do so, and bring a food contribution to Sunday lunch.
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Dec 14: New Member Dana Ceremony

Heart Circle Sangha
451 Hillcrest Road
Ridgewood, NJ

11am - Noon

Sunday December 14th we will be holding a Dana Ceremony for those in the Sangha who have recently decided to become official members. This is a step which benefits the Sangha, all sentient beings, and lastly themselves.

Dāna - is the practice of cultivating generosity. Unattached, unconditional generosity, giving and letting go. Buddhists believe that giving without seeking anything in return leads to greater spiritual wealth. Moreover, it reduces the acquisitive impulses that ultimately lead to continued suffering from egotism.

The event will include the "Water-Pouring Ceremony" as a symbolic recognition of their generosity.

Please join us in recognizing and thanking these Sangha Members.