Mad Happy Buddha
ACZC Happenings, 1/14 - 1/20
“The assumption that things suck is totally safe. You can always prove it. But you miss at least half the world that way.” - Jason Dodge
ZEN CENTER HAPPENINGS - WEEK OF 1/7 - 1/13
Why yes, tomorrow (Saturday, 1/13) is the Second Saturday of the month which means you can join us in the zendo or online zoomdo for Yoga, Sit & Discussion with Nina Snow at 10am. There will be one hour of rousingly restful slow flow yoga to wake us up, settle us down, and open up our limbs for one half hour of zazen, all followed by talk and tea with Nina.
And speaking delicious discussion with your friends, Sunday (1/14) at 5:30pm ACZC will again be hosting the Gather Potluck and all are welcome to join if you’re looking for a little sangha social time. Bring your favorite (or easiest) dish, just make sure it’s veg (and/or vegan) friendly. And please give us an email headsup if you’re coming and let us know what you plan to bring.
But hey, speaking of appreciating all the flavors of the spectrum be they bitter or sweet, this week on the podcast we are very excited to bring you Jason Dodge with “Mad Happy Buddha.” Who’s afraid of the dark?? Just about all of us if we’re being honest. Luckily Jason’s here to shed some light on how to delight ourselves in the dharma of darkness, and why seeing the world in terms of good and bad is not ultimately a good thing. How can we take comfort in calamity? Why do Zen masters want to scold us for being good students? And is it possible to be an Angry Buddha without causing (too much) trouble?? Find out here!
Up now at http://aczc.org/aczcpodcast or on all your favorite podcast platforms
This Week in Zen! All sessions hosted in person and on Zoom unless otherwise marked (email us for quick and easy Zoom access info):
Saturday - 1/14 at 10am
Yoga, Sit, & Discussion w/ Nina Snow - Start your weekend with a hearty heart opening morning of one hour of flowing yoga, one half hour of meditation, and then a warm and welcoming discussion with Nina. See y’all there!
Sunday - 1/15 at 5:30pm
Gather Potluck - Bring your favorite veg or vegan friendly dish or side (no meat please…) and come on over for an early Sunday evening social. All are welcome! Just give us an email headsup if you’re coming and let us know what you plan to bring.
Monday - 1/16 at 7:30pm
Sit & Talk w/ Dave Cuomo - One half hour of zazen and then Dave returns to the hot seat with a little help from the Mountains and Waters Sutra. Mountains will be walking, rivers will be talking. Let’s discuss!
Wednesday - 1/18 at 7:30pm (Zoom Only)
Sit & Koan Discussion - This week! Magu shakes his staff at Zhangjing. Zhangjing says, “You’re right!” Magu shakes his staff at Nanquan. Nanquan says, “You’re wrong!” Magu says, “But, Zhangjing liked it…” Nanquan says, “I didn’t say Zhangjing was wrong. I said you’re wrong.”
Thursday - 1/19 at 7pm (Zoom Only)
Yoga & Zazen w/ Nina Snow - And Nina is back to help us wind down our evening and our week with one hour of relaxing yoga followed by one half hour of that sweet sweet zazen. We’ll see y’all there.
Friday - 1/20 at 8am
Heart Sutra Chanting Service - This week! We chant the Heart Sutra in English followed by that great pin prick of perfection, The Zazenshin (Acupuncture Needle of Zazen). Poetry for the ages! Come on out and lend us your voice.
Tuesday - Friday, 7am - 8am
Morning Sit - One simple hour of what we do best - just sitting. Optional five minute stretch break offered in the middle.
See y’all soon!