Events

2016

Aug 28: Monthly Zendo Cleaning

Heart Circle Sangha
451 Hillcrest Road
Ridgewood, NJ

11:30am - Noon

Samu practice in the form of zendo cleaning takes practice into our everyday life. Can we clean and remain mindful?

Samu will involve care of the altars, care of the cushions, and dusting, sweeping, and vacuuming. Samu is done in a mindful way, practicing with life's tasks, and in silence. It is a way to deepen your spiritual practice and provide a service to your community. Your contribution is deeply appreciated.

Precepts Study Series on selected Sundays
Sept. 11–Dec. 4:

Heart Circle Sangha
451 Hillcrest Road
Ridgewood, NJ

Class will meet on these Sundays: Sept 11, Sept. 25, Oct. 16, Nov. 6, Dev. 4, 2016, from 12:30-1:30pm after regular Sunday program.

Join us for a highly recommended series introducing the Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts. Cost of the complete series for members: $100. Non-members: $125. Email Kozan at kozan@heartcirclesangha.com as soon as possible if you plan to attend.
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"Meeting the Buddha" introductory course
Monday nights, Sept. 12–Oct. 17:

Heart Circle Sangha
451 Hillcrest Road
Ridgewood, NJ

Class will meet on these Monday evenings: Sept. 12, Sept. 19, Sept. 26, Oct. 3, Oct. 17, 2016, from 7:30–9:00pm.

An introductory course to Buddhism for newcomers and experienced practitioners. Five classes on Monday nights from 7:30-9:00pm. Classes taught by Roshi Joan Hogetsu Hoeberichts. Cost of the complete series for members: $100. Non-members: $125.
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Oct 7–14: Fall Residential Retreat

The Grail
116 Duncan Ave.
Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520

Registration: 5:30 PM Fri., Oct. 7
Weekend retreat ends at 4:00 PM Sun, Oct. 9
7 day retreat ends at 10:30 AM Fri., Oct. 14

This is an opportunity to deepen your practice with our Spring sesshin. Sesshin is a retreat that provides an intensive meditation experience in the company and support of experienced Zen practitioners. If this is your first retreat, we will guide and support you through it.

Spring at The Grail is a beautiful time of year. We have walking and sitting meditation outside as the weather allows. Breathing the gentle spring air, we walk along roads lined with trees in bud and blossom.

There are many opportunities for personal interviews with Roshi. Each morning Roshi or senior students offer dharma talks. We also have Council practice on Sunday and Thursday afternoons during which we share our retreat experience with each other.

We prepare and share delicious vegetarian meals together, oriyoki style. During afternoons, we can choose to work with art media doing the Practice of Immediacy, or meditate or take silent walks. If you don't have your own oriyoki bowls, reserve a set to rent or buy in advance by emailing: info@heartcirclesangha.org. Bowls rental is $20. Bowls purchase is $40.

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