Calendar

 

ONGOING

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/Sunday sittings for 2017
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on February 5, April 29, Sept. 2, and Nov. 12. Please let us know you're coming: email or call Patti Garrett - 707-887-0848.

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 Groups, 2017
Lotus Sangha:
2nd Tues. of every month, beginning May 9, 6:45-7:45 p.m.

Everyday Zen Dharma Seminar "Trust in Heart/Mind": four Wednesdays, March 1, 15, 22, 29, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Tiburon Community Congregational Church

Everyday Zen "Shakyo" Sutra Copying Contemplative Practice: fourth Tuesday of every month, beginning February 22, 5:15-6:15 p.m. With Chris Fortin and Jaune Evans. Tiburon Community Congregational Church


Sue Moon and Chris

Sue Moon and Chris

 
January 2017
Sat. Jan. 14 Veteran's PATH Retreat (formerly Honoring the Path of the Warrior), with Chris Fortin and Wendy Johnson, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
www.honoringthepath.org
Fri.-Sun.,
Jan. 27-29
Everyday Zen Twelfth Annual Women’s Retreat. Please see the Everyday Zen website for more information
February 2017
Sat. Feb. 4 The Center for Understanding in Conflict: opening of SCPI - (Self-Reflection for Conlict Professionals Intensive) training. http://understandinginconflict.org/
Sun. Feb. 5 Dharma Heart Zen half-day sitting, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Suggested donation $10 plus dana/donation to the teacher. Email for more information or to register.
Fri. Feb. 10

Jizo Ceremony Leadership Training for Buddhist clergy, chaplains, lay leaders, etc. Green Gulch Farm. More information.
Sat. Feb. 11 Everyday Zen Dialog: "Steadfastness, Stability, and the Ever-Present Ground," with Chris Fortin and James Flaherty. Please see the Everyday Zen website for more information.
Sat. Feb. 18 Veteran's PATH Retreat (formerly Honoring the Path of the Warrior), with Chris Fortin and Lee Lesser, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
www.honoringthepath.org
Sun. Feb. 26 Veteran's PATH Leaders' Retreat
March 2017
Wednesdays, Mar. 1, 15, 22, 29 Everyday Zen Seminar: "Trust in Heart/Mind." 7:00-9:00 p.m., Tiburon Community Congregational Church
Wed.-Sun. Mar. 8-12 Sky Island Zen Sesshin. Led by Chris Fortin, Aravapipa Canyon Ranch, Arizona. https://skyislandzen.wordpress.com/
Sun. Mar. 19 Everyday Zen One Day Sitting with Chris Fortin and Peter Van der Sterre. Click here for more information and to register.
Thurs.-Sun, Mar. 30-April 2 The Center for Understanding in Conflict. The Hawaiian Institute. Chris and Catherine Connor.
April 2017
Sun. Apr. 16 Being Bodhisattvas: Practicing in the Flames, Green Gulch Farm, with Chris Fortin and Jaune Evans. 10:00-4:30. More information.
Sun. Apr. 23 Everyday Zen One Day Sitting and Jukai Ceremony. Click here for more information and to register.
Sat. April 29 Dharma Heart Zen half-day sitting, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Suggested donation $10 plus dana/donation to the teacher. Email for more information or to register.
Sun. Apr. 30

Jizo Ceremony for Children Who Have Died, Green Gulch Farm, 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. Click here for more information and to register. See also www.carebeyondmeasure.org

 
May 2017
Mon.-Fri., May 4-7

Calgary retreat. More information.

Sat. May 13 Everyday Zen Dialog. Topic TBA
Sun.-Fri. May 21-26 Veteran's PATH Annual Women Veteran’s Retreat, Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, near Carmel Valley, CA. Led by Chris Fortin and Lee Lesser. www.honoringthepath.org
June 2017
Fri.-Mon. June 2-5 Dharma Heart Zen / Occidental Laaguna Sangha Retreat, with Chris and Bruce Fortin, Sebastopol
Sat. June 17 Coming Down to Earth, women's retreat with Chris Fortin, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm., Green Gulch Farm
Sat. June 24 Veteran's PATH Leaders' Retreat
July 2017
Mon.-Fri., July 24-28 Veteran’s PATH Wilderness Retreat with Chris Fortin and Lee Lesser. www.honoringthepath.org
August 2017
Sun. Aug. 6 Veteran's PATH Leaders' Retreat
September 2017
Sat. Sept. 2 Dharma Heart Zen half-day sitting, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Suggested donation $10 plus dana/donation to the teacher. Email for more information or to register.
Sun. Sept. 10 Coming Down to Earth, women's retreat with Chris Fortin, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm., Green Gulch Farm
Sun. Sept. 17 EVERYDAY ZEN: One Day Sitting to open Practice Period. Chris will lead EDZ sittings, sesshin and Wednesday seminars through Nov. 19.
Sat. Sept. 23 Veteran's PATH Retreat Day, with Chris Fortin and Lee Lesser, Green Gulch Farm, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. www.honoringthepath.org
October 2017
Fri. Oct. 5 Lotus Sangha Annual Practice Period begins.
Sun. Oct. 8 Veteran's PATH Leaders' Retreat
Fri.-Mon. Oct. 13-16 Aravaipa Women's Retreat. Led by Chris Fortin and Sue Moon. Aravaipa Retreat Center, Arizona. https://skyislandzen.wordpress.com/

Mon.-Sun. Oct. 23-29

Everyday Zen Sesshin www.everydayzen.org
November 2017
Sat. Nov. 4

Veteran's PATH Retreat Day, with Chris Fortin and Lee Lesser, Green Gulch Farm, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. www.honoringthepath.org

Sun. Nov.5 Being Bodhisattvas: Practicing in the Flames, Green Gulch Farm, with Chris Fortin and Jaune Evans. 10:00-4:30. More information.
Sun. Nov. 12 Dharma Heart Zen half-day sitting, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Cotati. Suggested donation $10 plus dana/donation to the teacher. Email for more information or to register.
Sun. Nov. 19 Everyday Zen One Day Sitting and ceremony to close practice period.
December 2017
Fri.-Sun Dec. 1-3 Annual Buddha's Enlightenment Retreat, with Chris Fortin and Bruce Fortin, St. Dorothy's Rest, Sonoma County. E-mail Chris for more information or to register.
Sun. Dec. 10 EDZ Dialog: Topic TBA
Tues. Dec. 12 Lotus Sangha Practice Period closing.
Sat. Dec. 16 Veteran's PATH Leaders' Retreat
Sunday Dec. 31 New Years Eve Sitting 8-10 pm

 

Chris signing Hidden Lamp book