Calendar 2018

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BOOK CLUB: "Racial Inquiry and Dharma", at Stone Creek Zen Center in Graton, continues in 2018, meeting one Wednesday a month, 6:30-8:00 pm. The first meeting in 2018 is Jan. 10. As more dates are scheduled they will be posted. See Jan. 10 for more information.

ONGOING

Susan Moon and Chris

Lotus Sangha Women's Zen Meditation
Tuesdays 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Sebastopol Center for the Arts
282 South High Street, Sebastopol, CA
Meditation, teachings, and discussion.

Dharma Heart Zen Meditation
Thursdays 10-11:30 a.m. at
Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza, Cotati
(10 min. from Sebastopol/Santa Rosa/Petaluma), with easy access from the north and south off Hwy. 101. Drop in.

Quarterly Saturday or Sunday sittings for 2018
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on March 17, May 5, Aug. 18, and Nov. 10. Please let us know you're coming: email Gretchen Paradis.

Beginners and seasoned meditators are welcome at these events. Chairs are available. Please bring your own sitting cushion if you use one. Suggested donation is $10-$15 or whatever you can afford. Thursday mornings and quarterly sittings include sitting and walking meditation, dharma talk and discussion, with relaxed forms.

Sixteen Bodhisattva Precept Study Group, 2018
Lotus Sangha:
2nd Tues. of every month, 6:45-7:45 p.m.

 

 
January 2018
Sun. Jan. 6

Veteran’s PATH one-day event, with Chris Fortin and Wendy Johnson at Muir Beach Community Center (https://www.veteranspath.org/)

Veternan's PATH at Muir Beach, 2017

Wed. Jan. 10

Monthly Book Club on the intersection of racial justice issues and dharma. We take up the words and voices of people of color, and look together at the intersections of race, culture and Buddhist practice in the U.S. Each month we will read half a selected book, and look together at how Zen practice can support uprooting and liberating racial conditoning. With Chris Fortin, Sarah Emerson and Charlie Pokorny.

One Wednesday a month ongoing, 6:30-8:00.
Stone Creek Zendo, Graton, California. www.stonecreekzencenter.org/

Pre-registration is required (chrisfortin@comcast.net). Or sign up at sangha. By donation.

stack of books

Thurs.-Sun.,
Jan. 11-14
Veterans PATH Vet Leaders Retreat (https://www.veteranspath.org)
Jan. 17-Feb. 14 Travel in Burma/Myanmar
February 2018
Weds. Feb. 21 Racial Inquiry and Dharma Book Club at Stone Creek Zen Center, Graton. With Chris, Sarah Emerson, Charlie Pokorny. One Wednesday a month ongoing.
Thurs.-Sat. Feb. 22-24 13th Annual Everyday ZenWomen’s Retreat with Chris and Sue Moon http://everydayzen.org/schedule/edz-womens-retreat-2-2-2
Mon. Feb. 26 The Center for Understanding in Conflict: SCPI - (Self-Reflection for Conlict Professionals Intensive) training. Ongoing, monthly. http://understandinginconflict.org/
March 2018
Wed.-Sun. Mar. 6-11 Sky Island Zen Sesshin. Led by Chris Fortin, Aravaipa Canyon Ranch, Arizona. https://skyislandzen.org/and http://www.aravaiparanch.com/
Sat. Mar. 17 Half Day Sit, Dharma Heart Zen, at Ner Shalom. 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Suggested donation $10 plus dana/donation to the teacher. Email for more information or to register.
Sun. Mar. 19 Everyday Zen One Day Sitting with Chris Fortin and Alan Block. Click here for more information and to register.
Mon. Mar. 26 The Center for Understanding in Conflict: SCPI - (Self-Reflection for Conlict Professionals Intensive) training. Ongoing, monthly. http://understandinginconflict.org/
Sat. Mar. 31 Being Bodhisattvas: Practicing in the Flames, Green Gulch Farm, with Chris Fortin and Jaune Evans. 10:00-4:30. More information.
April 2018
Sun. Apr. 16 Jizo Ceremony for Those Who Have Died, with Chris Fortin and Sarah Emerson. Green Gulch Farm, 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. Click here for more information and to register.
Thurs.-Sun. Apr. 19-22 Veterans PATH Vet Leaders Retreat (https://www.veteranspath.org/)
Sun. Apr. 23 The Center for Understanding in Conflict: SCPI - (Self-Reflection for Conlict Professionals Intensive) training. Ongoing, monthly. http://understandinginconflict.org/
 
May 2018
Sat., May 5 Half Day Sit and Jukai Lay Bodhisattva Ceremony, Dharma Heart Zen, at Ner Shalom. 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Suggested donation $10 plus dana/donation to the teacher. Email for more information or to register.
Sat. May 12

Veteran’s PATH, Green Gulch Farm, with Lee Lesser(https://www.veteranspath.org/)

Mon. May 21 The Center for Understanding in Conflict: SCPI - (Self-Reflection for Conlict Professionals Intensive) training. Ongoing, monthly. http://understandinginconflict.org/
Sun. May 27

Coming Down to Earth, women's retreat with Chris Fortin, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm., Green Gulch Farm (http://www.sfzc.org/green-gulch/calendar)

June 2018
Sat.-Sun. June 2-3 Home Retreat: Dharma Heart Zen / Occidental Laguna Sangha, with Chris and Bruce Fortin, Sebastopol. Sitting at Bruce/Chris's home; returning to own home at night.
Thurs-Sun. June 21-24 Fearless Love: Awakening with Jizo, the Bodhisattva of Our Times, at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, with Chris and Sarah Emerson. More info to come at sfzc.org.
Mon. June 25 The Center for Understanding in Conflict: SCPI - (Self-Reflection for Conlict Professionals Intensive) training. Ongoing, monthly. http://understandinginconflict.org/
July 2018
Mon. July 23 The Center for Understanding in Conflict: SCPI - (Self-Reflection for Conlict Professionals Intensive) training. Ongoing, monthly. http://understandinginconflict.org/
August 2018
Sat. Aug. 11

11 Veteran’s PATH, Green Gulch Farm, with Lee Lesser https://www.veteranspath.org

Sat. Aug. 18 Half Day Sit, Dharma Heart Zen, at Ner Shalom. 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Suggested donation $10 plus dana/donation to the teacher. Email for more information or to register.
September 2018
Mon.-Fri. Sept. 3-7 Private Study Week at Tassajara, Dharma Heart Zen / Lotus Sangha.
Mon.-Fri. Sept. 17-21 Veteran’s PATH Retreat, Tassajara, with Chris Fortin and Lee Lesser
Sun. Sept. 30 Coming Down to Earth, women's retreat with Chris Fortin, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm., Green Gulch Farm
Mon. Sept. 24 The Center for Understanding in Conflict: SCPI - (Self-Reflection for Conlict Professionals Intensive) training. Ongoing, monthly. http://understandinginconflict.org/
October 2018
Oct. 2 Lotus Sangha Annual Practice Period begins.
Wed.-Tues. Oct. 3-9

Everyday Zen Sesshin www.everydayzen.org

Thurs.-Sun. Oct. 18-21 Sky Island Zen Sesshin. Led by Chris Fortin, Aravaipa Canyon Ranch, Arizona. https://skyislandzen.org/and http://www.aravaiparanch.com/

Mon. Oct. 29

The Center for Understanding in Conflict: SCPI - (Self-Reflection for Conlict Professionals Intensive) training. Ongoing, monthly. http://understandinginconflict.org/
November 2018
Sat. Nov. 3 Being Bodhisattvas: Practicing in the Flames, Green Gulch Farm, with Chris Fortin and Jaune Evans. 10:00-4:30. More information.
Sat. Nov. 10 Half Day Sit, Dharma Heart Zen, at Ner Shalom. 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Suggested donation $10 plus dana/donation to the teacher. Email for more information or to register.
Sun. Nov. 11 Jizo Ceremony for Children Who Have Died, Green Gulch Farm, with Chris Fortin and Sarah Emerson. 10:00-4:30.
Mon. Nov. 26 The Center for Understanding in Conflict: SCPI - (Self-Reflection for Conlict Professionals Intensive) training. Ongoing, monthly. http://understandinginconflict.org/
December 2017
Fri. -Sun. Dec. 7-9 Annual Buddha's Enlightenment Retreat, with Chris Fortin and Bruce Fortin, St. Dorothy's Rest/Lydia House, Sonoma County. E-mail Chris for more information or to register.
Thurs.-Sun. Dec. 13-16 Veterans PATH Vet Leaders Retreat (https://www.veteranspath.org)