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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

March  
Precept Ceremony
Nonin during Lay Initiation Ceremony
1 Dainin Katagiri's Memorial Day
6 World Peace Ceremony/Group Discussion
12 One-day Sesshin
23 Precepts Ceremony (What is Ryaku Fusatsu?)
30 Lay Initiation Week
   
April  
3 Lay Initiation
10 Buddha's Birthday
16-17 Two-day Sesshin
17 Winter Practice Period Ends
20 Precepts Ceremony (What is Ryaku Fusatsu?)
   
May  
1 World Peace Ceremony/Group Discussion
8 Remembrance Ceremony
18 Precepts Ceremony (What is Ryaku Fusatsu?)
26-31 NZC Closed
   
June  
5 World Peace Ceremony/Group Discussion
18-19 Two-Day Sesshin
22 Precepts Ceremony (What is Ryaku Fusatsu?)
   
July  
3 World Peace Ceremony/Group Discussion
19 Ikko Narasaki's Memorial Day
20 Precepts Ceremony (What is Ryaku Fusatsu?)
   
August  
3 World Peace Ceremony/Group Discussion
17 Precepts Ceremony (What is Ryaku Fusatsu?)

One-day Sesshin

There will be a One-day Sesshin at NZC on March 12th. Fees are $40 for members and $50 for non-members. Lower rates are available for those with limited income. Call (402) 551-9035 or e-mail heartland@prairiewindzen.org to register.

Buddha's Birthday

We'll celebrate Buddha's Birthday with a special service on Sunday, April 10th at 10:00am. After service there will be a dharma talk followed by a pot-luck lunch with birthday cake and ice cream. Everyone is invited to attend.

Two-day Sesshin led by Rev. Nonin Chowaney

There will be a Two-day Sesshin, led by Nonin Chowany, at NZC on April 16th-17th. Fees are $40 per day for members and $50 for non-members. Lower rates are available for those with limited income. Call (402) 551-9035 or e-mail heartland@prairiewindzen.org to register.

Dosho Mike Port is a Soto Zen priest and a transmitted disciple of Dainin Katagiri-roshi. He has also studied with Ikko Narasaki-roshi, Tangen Harada-roshi, Thich Nhat Hanh, Shodo Harada-roshi, and Daido Loori. He is currently involved in koan introspection with James Ford. His current teaching/practice project is Wild Fox Zen, Transforming Through Play Temple.

Remembrance Ceremony

A special service dedicated to deceased sangha members, relatives, teachers and friends will be held on Sunday, May 8th, before dharma talk.  Either bring photographs of those you would like to remember or write their names on small cards to place on the Buddha hall altar (we'll have cards at the temple).

NZC Closed

Heartland Temple will be closed over Memorial Day Weekend from Thursday evening, the 26th, through Tuesday the 31st. The temple will re-open with morning sitting and service on Wednesday, June 1st..

Two-day Sesshin led by Rev. Nonin Chowaney

There will be a Two-day Sesshin, led by Rev. Nonin Chowaney, at NZC on June 18th-19th. Fees are $40 per day for members and $50 for non-members. Lower rates are available for those with limited income. Call (402) 551-9035 or e-mail heartland@prairiewindzen.org to register.