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Zen & Relationships

A six month program, from January to June, 2014 on the role of Zen practice in strengthening relationships among families and couples.  Talks or readings followed by discussion.  Held 3rd Tuesdays after Zazen/meditation

Engaged Buddhism

Periodically we have talks, readings, discussions or films on the applications of Zen or Buddhist teachings to the issues of the day, for example, ecology, war, economy, simplicity, etc.  These are usually held on Tuesdays at 8:20 pm, following Zazen/Meditation.

Film Program

A film on a Zen-related topic, followed by discussion, is held about every other month, on second Tuesdays.  We have one 30-minute period of Zazen/Meditation, followed by a film and discussion.

The dates for 2014 are:  Jan. 14, Mar. 11, May 13, June 10, Sept. 9, Oct. 9

A sampling of recent films includes:  “The Zen of Dogen,” “Mind of Play,” “D.T. Suzuki,” and short films on mindfulness practice at a senior center & public elementary school.”