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We shall not cease
     from exploration,
And the end of all
   our exploring,
Will be to arrive
   where we started,
And know the place
   for the first time.

                     -T.S. Eliot

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Monthly Events

 

Monthly Events

September
 
Precept Ceremony
Nonin during Lay Initiation Ceremony
7 World Peace Ceremony/Group Discussion
10 Precepts Ceremony (What is Ryaku Fusatsu?)
13-14 Two-day Sesshin / Fall Practice Period Begins
26 Fall Film Series Begins
   
October  
5 World Peace Ceremony/Group Discussion
8 Precepts Ceremony (What is Ryaku Fusatsu?)
19 Bodhidharma Day
25 One-day Sesshin led by Daishin Eric McCabe
   
   
November  
2 World Peace Ceremony/Group Discussion
5 Precepts Ceremony (What is Ryaku Fusatsu?)
8 Intro to Zen Meditation Workshop
26-29 NZC Closed
   
December  
1-7 Rohatsu Sesshin

Two-day Sesshin

There will be a Two-day Sesshin at NZC on September 13th and 14th led by Rev. Nonin Chowaney. Fees are $40 per day 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 heartland@prairiewindzen.org or call 402-551-9035.

Fall Practice Period

Fall Practice Period will begin with a Two-day Sesshin on September 13th and 14th.

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.

Fall Film Series

Instead of a Dharma Study Class this Fall, We’ll be having a four-week film series. The films all have Buddhist themes and will be shown at the temple at 7:00 p.m. on four successive Friday evenings: Sept. 26th and October 3rd, 10th, and 17th. We’ll be showing Enlightenment Guaranteed, Why has Bodhidharma Left for the East?, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter . . . And Spring, and Travellers and Magicians. Google the titles and you’ll find lots of info.

Bodhidharma Day

Instead of a Dharma Study Class this Fall, We’ll be having a four-week film series. The films all have Buddhist themes and will be shown at the temple at 7:00 p.m. on four successive Friday evenings: Sept. 26th and October 3rd, 10th, and 17th. We’ll be showing Enlightenment Guaranteed, Why has Bodhidharma Left for the East?, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter . . . And Spring, and Travellers and Magicians. Google the titles and you’ll find lots of info.

One-day Sesshin

There will be a One-day Sesshin at NZC on October 25th led by Daishin Eric McCabe, most recently of Mt. Equity Zendo in Pennsylvania, who will be re-locating to Eastern Iowa this Fall. Daishin is an accomplished young Soto Zen Buddhist teacher. This is a great opportunity to meet and practice with him. 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 heartland@prairiewindzen.org or call 402-551-9035.

Intro to Zen Meditation Workshop

A three-hour workshop in Zen Meditation for the beginner, including instruction in sitting and walking meditation that harmonizes body, mind and breath.

Taught by Rev. Nonin Chowaney, abbot of Nebraska Zen Center / Heartland Temple at Nebraska Zen Center on Saturday, November 8th, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The cost is $20. For further information or to register, either e-mail NZC at heartland@prairiewindzen.org or call 402-551-9035.

NZC Closed

The temple will be closed over Thanksgiving from from Wednesday evening, the 26th, through Saturday evening, the 29th.

Rohatsu Sesshin

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 heartland@prairiewindzen.org or call 402-551-9035.