AZG NEW YEAR’S EVE 2014
7:00 pm SANGHA CIRCLE outside for burning what we would like to release in our grasping habits & burning of the year’s cards from Well Being Services. (if raining, then in house with wood stove).
7:30 pm ZAZEN
7:42 pm BEGIN THE COUNTUP FOR THE 108 BELLS. A BELL WILL RING EVERY MINUTE UNTIL 108 BELLS HAVE BEEN RUNG. A TRAY WITH THE BELL & TIMER IS PASSED FROM PERSON TO PERSON IN TEN MINUTE INTERVALS.
8:00 pm KINHIN
8:10 pm ZAZEN
8:40 pm KINHIN
9:30 pm ZAZEN
10:00 ENDING (3 bows, Refuges, 3 bows)
Gone, and a million things leave no trace
Loosed, and it flows through the galaxies
A fountain of light, into the very mind-----
Not a thing, and yet it appears before me
Weekly Sitting Schedule
The Arcata Zen Group meets at the Trillium Dance Studios at 855 8th St, Arcata, CA 95521, next to the Arcata Post Office, a half a block from the northwest corner of the plaza. It is recommended to arrive at sits a few minutes early so as to be seated before the bells are rung for zazen.
Weekday mornings sittings are held at Rin Shin ji at 740 Park Ave., Arcata Monday through Friday
Weekday evenings sittings will be held at Rin Shin ji at 740 Park Ave., Arcata Monday through Thursday
5:30 to 6:10pm
There is zazen every Wednesday from 6 to 7PM, beginners please arrive by 5:55 pm at the First Methodist Church, 520 Del Norte Street, Eureka, California. Enter single story building between F & G on Sonoma St. Room 10.
Events at the AZG include dharma talks, way-seeking mind talks, sesshins, celebrations and
meetings. You will find these listed in the calendar area to the
top left of this page. Some of the calendar items are links you can select to learn more about the event
Our Regular Activities page has descriptions of our Practice Committee,
Humboldt County Jail,
Night Shelter Cooking,
Full Moon Ceremony,
Well Being Service,
Poetry Sunday and
New Year's Eve Ceremony.
ZAZEN INSTRUCTION AND ORIENTATION
Beginners and experienced students are welcome. If you are new to zen practice, please call 826-1701 or email link to firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a convenient time for a brief orientation and instruction in zen meditation.
Rin Shin ji Voices for 2013 & prior are available for your enjoyment.
There are articles, photos, artwork, and poetry from Sangha members.
Our Adobe Acrobat pdf Printable Membership Form is Here
Explore Work Practice Opportunities with the AZG.
Contact Information, under the Contact Info link, includes email, mail, phone, and directions
to Rin Shin ji.
Fugan Eugene Bush, D.D. is the Arcata Zen Group's current Teacher. Eugene began formal practice in 1982 and received Dharma transmission from Katherine Thanas in 2010. Gene currently serves as the Administrator of Santa Cruz Zen Center. He also teaches the traditional practice of sewing Buddha’s Robe (rakusu and okesa). His paid work is as a teacher in a public alternative high school in Santa Cruz, California. He is most interested in the ways in which formal practice trains us for everyday life.
Maylie Scott Roshi, the founding abbess of Rin Shin ji, Forest Heart Temple, passed away in
2001. Maylie had been on the Board of Directors of the BPF, involved in anti-nuclear issues, a founder of and
mentor for BASE (Buddhist Alliance for Social Engagement), and was
active both in Berkeley and Arcata in prisoner advocacy work. To learn
more about this remarkable teacher, visit the Memorial page dedicated to Maylie and her family. A selection of her dharma talks
can be found in the Dharma Talks page.