We shall not cease
And the end of all
Will be to arrive
where we started,
And know the place
for the first time.
Practice Period is designed to provide structure for those who wish to intensify their practice and their sangha connections for a specific period of time. Practice Period students commit to intensifying practice in three areas: (1) daily practice at home (sitting and devotional services), (2) regular involvement at the temple (e.g., on Sunday mornings and for work practice), and (3) special events (e.g., sesshins, study groups, and Ryaku Fusatsu). Practice Period students will also keep a daily practice journal and will meet with Nonin as a group two or three times during the period, which will end with Rohatsu Sesshin (Dec. 1-7).
Interested students should write up their Practice Period commitments and turn them in to Nonin. If this is your first Practice Period, speak with Nonin before turning in your commitments.
Nonin will lead a Dharma Study Class at the temple this Fall. It will meet on four successive Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. till noon, on October 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th. We’ll be examining the dharma as presented in poems by a variety of poets from America, Europe, China, and Japan — some Buddhist, some not; some contemporary; some ancient. The class is free to sangha members. The fee for others is $15 per class.
There will be a One-day Sesshin at NZC on October 17th led by Rev. Nonin Chowaney. Fees are $40 for members and $50 for non-members. Lower rates are available for those with limited income. For further information or to register, either e-mail NZC at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402-551-9035.
The temple will be closed over Thanksgiving from from Wednesday evening, the 25th, through Saturday evening, the 28th.
Rohatsu Sesshin, which commemorates Shakyamuni Buddha's enlightenment, will be held from December 1st through the 7th. For further information or to register, either e-mail NZC at email@example.com or call 402-551-9035.