Weekly Regular Practice Every Wed & Sat 8:00 am zazen, kinhin, zazen, dharma discussion.
2019 Practice at Sakuraji Starts Jan 22, 2019 January January 22 – Full Moon Ceremony Jan 22 8:15 pm
Formal winter ango Practice Begins Jan 23
January 26 Zazenkai – Sakuraji, Mission Mountain Zen Centre & Zoom February Feb 1 – 3 - First Practice Period Retreat: Intoduction to Zen Retreat Practice. Feb 6 - Calligraphy Ceremony Bodhidharma Day 9:00 am - 9:30 or 10:00 am Feb 19 - Full Moon Ceremony Feb. 23 - Zazenkai – Sakuraji, Mission - Mountain Zen Centre & Zoom March March 15, 16, 17 Mid Practice Period Retreat March 17 - 23 Ango Closing Sesshin March 23 Zazenkai – Sakuraji, Mission Mountain Zen Centre & Zoom
Residential participation for two dedicated Zen students available for all or part of training term.
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Kuya Minogue Kuya is resident priest at Sakuraji. She is a member of the Silent Thunder Order and Sakuraji is an affiliate of that order. She has been studying Soto Zen since 1986 She has completed a practice period at Green Gulch Farm with Tenshin Reb Anderson as the guiding teacher.
Mission Mountain Zen Group Retreats Led by Zenku, Jerry Smyers
Zenku Jerry Smyers is Kuya's teacher and Vice Abbot of the Silent Thunder Order. He is a Soto Zen Priest in the Lineages of Soyu Matsuoka Roshi and Shohaku Okumura Roshi. Zenku began his training as a disciple of Kongo Langlois Roshi, Abbot of the Zen Buddhist Temple of Chicago and a dharma heir of Matsuoka Roshi, in 1976. Zenku trained at the Zen Buddhist Temple of Chicago and was ordained a Zen Priest in 1982. Zenku was a Priest in Chicago until 2005, assisting Kongo Roshi until his passing in 1999, and then providing Temple leadership.In 2005, Zenku moved to Montana and established the Mission Mountain Zen Group in Dayton Montana. In 2010 Zenku became a disciple of Taiun Elliston Roshi, Abbot of the Atlanta Soto Zen Center, and a dharma heir of Matsuoka Roshi and Okumura Roshi from the Uchiyama Lineage. In 2012, Zenku received dharma transmission from Taiun Roshi. Zenku is a member of Soto Zen Buddhist Association.