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Sep
22
Fri
Introduction to Zen September 22-23, 2017 @ Shove Chapel
Sep 22 – Sep 23 all-day

On Zen

an introduction

Springs Mountain Sangha is offering a short introduction to Zen Buddhism.  This will include instruction, discussion, an experiential focus on meditation, koan consideration, a   tea ceremony; and, a dharma talk by Sarah Bender, Roshi.

We are pleased for this opportunity to introduce Sarah to the greater community at this time.  Sarah has recently received transmission as Roshi of the Pacific Zen School.

When:   September 22nd, 7-9:00 pm
September 23rd, 9 am to 1 pm
Where:   Shove Chapel on the CC Campus
Cost*:     $20 (fee is waived for CC students)
(*It is in our tradition to honor or teacher with dana, an offering that is freely given.  Please know that no one will be turned away for the inability to meet this request. )  

Contact: Liz Cramer elizabeth.cramer51@gmail.com

Sep
24
Sun
Fall Koan Series with Sarah Bender, Rosh @ Creek Bend Zendo (Sarah's Home)
Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Fall Koan Series

 with Sarah Bender, Roshi
at Creek Bend Zendo, 7528 Jenkin Place

September 24, October 1,8, 15, November 5  
3 – 5:00 pm

A commitment to the series is desired but not required.  We will create an email list for koans and for help.  This time, in an attempt to free Sarah from the work before her teaching,  a coordinator will organize a sign-up sheet of volunteers for each session.  This would include  making tea and setting up the hall.  An early arrival of 30-45 minutes ahead of time is sufficient.  And, for all attendees, please consider bringing a healthy snack to share.

Dana:  $10 per session is requested and can be placed in the dana bowl at Sarah’s house.  No one will be turned away for an inability to pay.

Coordinator:  Liz Cramer @ elizabeth.cramer51@gmail.com
For questions regarding koans please contact
Sarah Bender, Roshi at sembender@gmail.com

Oct
1
Sun
Fall Koan Series with Sarah Bender, Rosh @ Creek Bend Zendo (Sarah's Home)
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Fall Koan Series

 with Sarah Bender, Roshi
at Creek Bend Zendo, 7528 Jenkin Place

September 24, October 1,8, 15, November 5  
3 – 5:00 pm

A commitment to the series is desired but not required.  We will create an email list for koans and for help.  This time, in an attempt to free Sarah from the work before her teaching,  a coordinator will organize a sign-up sheet of volunteers for each session.  This would include  making tea and setting up the hall.  An early arrival of 30-45 minutes ahead of time is sufficient.  And, for all attendees, please consider bringing a healthy snack to share.

Dana:  $10 per session is requested and can be placed in the dana bowl at Sarah’s house.  No one will be turned away for an inability to pay.

Coordinator:  Liz Cramer @ elizabeth.cramer51@gmail.com
For questions regarding koans please contact
Sarah Bender, Roshi at sembender@gmail.com

Oct
4
Wed
Steering Committee Meeting
Oct 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Monthly SMS Steering Committee Meeting.  All are welcome.

 

For location or questions, please contact Robert King at kingrh@comcast.com.

Oct
8
Sun
Fall Koan Series with Sarah Bender, Rosh @ Creek Bend Zendo (Sarah's Home)
Oct 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Fall Koan Series

 with Sarah Bender, Roshi
at Creek Bend Zendo, 7528 Jenkin Place

September 24, October 1,8, 15, November 5  
3 – 5:00 pm

A commitment to the series is desired but not required.  We will create an email list for koans and for help.  This time, in an attempt to free Sarah from the work before her teaching,  a coordinator will organize a sign-up sheet of volunteers for each session.  This would include  making tea and setting up the hall.  An early arrival of 30-45 minutes ahead of time is sufficient.  And, for all attendees, please consider bringing a healthy snack to share.

Dana:  $10 per session is requested and can be placed in the dana bowl at Sarah’s house.  No one will be turned away for an inability to pay.

Coordinator:  Liz Cramer @ elizabeth.cramer51@gmail.com
For questions regarding koans please contact
Sarah Bender, Roshi at sembender@gmail.com

Oct
15
Sun
Fall Koan Series with Sarah Bender, Rosh @ Creek Bend Zendo (Sarah's Home)
Oct 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Fall Koan Series

 with Sarah Bender, Roshi
at Creek Bend Zendo, 7528 Jenkin Place

September 24, October 1,8, 15, November 5  
3 – 5:00 pm

A commitment to the series is desired but not required.  We will create an email list for koans and for help.  This time, in an attempt to free Sarah from the work before her teaching,  a coordinator will organize a sign-up sheet of volunteers for each session.  This would include  making tea and setting up the hall.  An early arrival of 30-45 minutes ahead of time is sufficient.  And, for all attendees, please consider bringing a healthy snack to share.

Dana:  $10 per session is requested and can be placed in the dana bowl at Sarah’s house.  No one will be turned away for an inability to pay.

Coordinator:  Liz Cramer @ elizabeth.cramer51@gmail.com
For questions regarding koans please contact
Sarah Bender, Roshi at sembender@gmail.com

Nov
1
Wed
Steering Committee Meeting
Nov 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Monthly SMS Steering Committee Meeting.  All are welcome.

 

For location or questions, please contact Robert King at kingrh@comcast.com.

Nov
5
Sun
Fall Koan Series with Sarah Bender, Rosh @ Creek Bend Zendo (Sarah's Home)
Nov 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Fall Koan Series

 with Sarah Bender, Roshi
at Creek Bend Zendo, 7528 Jenkin Place

September 24, October 1,8, 15, November 5  
3 – 5:00 pm

A commitment to the series is desired but not required.  We will create an email list for koans and for help.  This time, in an attempt to free Sarah from the work before her teaching,  a coordinator will organize a sign-up sheet of volunteers for each session.  This would include  making tea and setting up the hall.  An early arrival of 30-45 minutes ahead of time is sufficient.  And, for all attendees, please consider bringing a healthy snack to share.

Dana:  $10 per session is requested and can be placed in the dana bowl at Sarah’s house.  No one will be turned away for an inability to pay.

Coordinator:  Liz Cramer @ elizabeth.cramer51@gmail.com
For questions regarding koans please contact
Sarah Bender, Roshi at sembender@gmail.com

Nov
12
Sun
Annual All-Sangha Meeting @ TBD
Nov 12 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

More information will be made available

Dec
6
Wed
Steering Committee Meeting
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Monthly SMS Steering Committee Meeting.  All are welcome.

 

For location or questions, please contact Robert King at kingrh@comcast.com.