“Playing with Awareness” in Traverse City February 20-21

“Playing with Awareness”  February 20, 9:30am to 1:00pm

Join us as we play with our awareness and the objects and concepts that we bringpathways image in it. Led by Sokuzan and supported by SokukoJi Buddhist Community-Traverse City and early childhood educators from Pathways Preschool, this retreat will provide both children and caregivers strategies for developing and expanding their awareness in a playful and engaging way. Registration is $30, which includes one child and one adult; each additional child is $5.  If you have questions please contact Dan or Brittni at Pathways Preschool

Practice Day with Sokuzan in Traverse City on Sunday February 21, 9:00am to 4:00pm

SokukoJi TC alterThis day of practice will include a traditional Soto Zen morning service as well as meditation instruction and practice, and participation in “The Daily Dharma Gathering” as Sokuzan gives a Dharma talk from Traverse City for the Open Heart Project.  Lunch is provided.  There is no fee, but please donate generously to support the teachings as well as practice opportunity in Traverse City.  The practice day will be held in the zendo at Kozan’s house so space is limited.  Please reply here if you would like to attend

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“Looking Into Dark Places” December 1-8 2015 Sesshin

Great Practice Opportunity! 

Join us for SokukoJi’s annual Ango and Rohatsu Sesshin: “Looking Into Dark Places” December 1-8 2015. 

"Awareness is a Cowboy" by Sokuzan
“Awareness is a Cowboy” by Sokuzan

It was going to be a full house but two people who’ve registered are now unable to come, so we still have openings for residential practice during this retreat. If you don’t require lodging, you may register for just daytime practices. Sokuzan will give Dharma talks each day and is available for personal interviews to discuss your practice.  For more details, visit our retreats page or contact Kozan

Sokuzan to give lecture with Q&A, sign books

Sokuzan, Abbot of SokukoJi Zen Buddhist Temple Monastery, will give a lecture called “Why Meditate?” at Battle Creek Books Friday, October 23 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Question and Answer session will follow. Sokuzan will also be available to sign copies of his book “A Meditation Primer.”

For more information, visit battlecreekbooks.com or call 269-441-BOOK.