Upcoming events at VDZS

Please join us next Monday, February 8th for a special visit and dharma talk with our friend Maia Duerr.  Maia is an anthropologist, writer, and longtime Zen practitioner. She is a student in the Soto Zen lineage of Suzuki Roshi, and has lived and practiced at the San Francisco Zen Center where she received jukai from Victoria Shosan Austin in 2008. She is currently preparing to receive entrustment as a lay Zen teacher from Shosan. In 2012, she received lay ordination from Roshi Joan Halifax as a lay Buddhist chaplain. Maia was the director of Upaya Zen Center’s Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program from its inception in 2008 to 2014 and continues to serve on Upaya’s Engaged Buddhism faculty.

Zazen will begin as usual at 6:30pm, followed by a short service.  Maia’s talk will begin around 7:15pm, and there will be time for discussion after the lecture.

On Saturday, February 13th, we will have our monthly half-day sitting.
The half-day schedule is as follows:

1:00-1:35 zazen
1:35-1:45 kinhin (walking)
1:45-2:20 zazen
2:20-2:30 kinhin
2:30-3:05 zazen
3:05-3:15 kinhin
3:15-3:50 zazen
3:50-4:00 kinhin
4:00-4:35 zazen
4:35 Service and closing

There is no fee, and you may enter or depart at any point, preferably during the kinhin periods.

Both events will be held at Dragonfly Yoga.  Please be in touch if you have questions or concerns.