Submitted by iczcadmin on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 20:50
In Zen monasteries it is traditional to commemorate the Buddha's enlightenent with an 8-day sesshin (meditation retreat) known as rohatsu. Held from the 1st through the 8th of December, rohatsu is one of three times of the year considered sacred to Buddhists and a time to delve deeper into practice. Iowa City Zen Center will be holding a "working person's" sesshin, designed to accommodate a workday schedule- feel free to attend as your day allows (although please contact us by phone or email if you plan on being here for meals).
Submitted by iczcadmin on Sat, 08/31/2013 - 09:18
Rev. Page Applebaum, ICZC's Practice Coordinator, will be offering two classes this fall. An Introduction to Buddhism will meet Tuesday evenings from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM; this course will cover the historical development of Buddhism and provide an introduction to basic Buddhist teachings and philosophy. A course for more advanced practitioners will meet Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Entitled A Bodhisattva's Life, this course is a study of Shantideva's epic poem"The Way of the Bodhisattva".
Submitted by iczcadmin on Mon, 07/01/2013 - 20:40
This event occurs the first Sunday of every month.
The first zazen ("sitting meditation") will be from 8:10-8:50 am.
This will be followed by a ten minute kinhin ("walking meditation"),
and then by the second regularly scheduled zazen, from 9:00-9:40 am.
The session will then be concluded with a short chanting service.