Events June 2016

Unzan Graham Ross is still in residency and details of the weekly schedule and specific events are listed below.
graham_ross Morning Weekday Schedule (Monday – Friday)
7:00 am Zazen
7:25 am Kinhin
7:35 am Zazen
8:00 am Service
8:10 am Tea & Group Study
8:45 am End

Evening Weekday Schedule (Tuesday & Friday)
7:00 pm Zazen
7:25 pm Kinhin
7:35 pm Dharma Talk
8:15 pm End

Lecture Series at Black Mountain Zen Centre
Sunday May 29th 11:05 am –  Who are you – Stand and Speak
Friday June 3rd 7:35 pm – Dropping off Body and Mind
Sunday June 5th 11:05 am – Give up Now
Tuesday June 7th 7:35 pm – Practice Realization
Friday June 10th 7:35 pm – Ordinary Mind is the Way
Sunday June 12th 11:05 am – Goodbye Each Moment

Special Events
Further details on the content of the events are listed at the bottom.

Saturday May 28th
10:30 am – 4:00 pm The Posture of Nobility: Body, Speech and Mind.

Sunday May 29th
10:30 am Zazen
10:55 am Kinhin
11:05 am Dharma Talk
1:30 pm – 4:00pm Introduction to Zen Meditation
7:30 pm – 9:00pm Meditation and Recovery

Saturday June 4th
10:30 am – 4:00 pm One Day Sit

Sunday June 5th
10:30 am Zazen
10:55 am Kinhin
11:05 am Dharma Talk
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Instructing the Instructors: Meditation and the Zen Instruments
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Meditation and Recovery

Saturday June 11th
10:30 am – 4:00 pm Mountains and Rivers Sutra: Sangha Hike in the Mournes

Sunday June 12th
10:30 am Zazen
10:55 am Kinhin
11:05 am Dharma Talk
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Introduction to Zen Meditation
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Meditation and Recovery

Workshop: Saturday May 28th 10:30 – 4:00 pm.
The Posture of Nobility: Body, Speech and Mind
Offering us clear ways to navigate difficult situations, this workshop, at its heart, will examine how to be a good a person. We will be given tools enabling us to enjoy our lives in confidence, that the decisions we make are motivated and connected to, our deepest intentions. The Posture of Nobility, is a posture, of body speech and mind; that once integrated will give us a delightful embodiment of freedom, and ease. Please join Rev Cloud Mountain Graham Ross at the Black Mountain Zen Centre this Saturday. Suggested donation £20.

Workshop: Sunday May 29th & Sunday June1:30 – 4:00 pm.
Introduction to Zen Meditation
This afternoon workshop is intended to develop and deepen our facility with the meditative experience. With hands on instruction, guided meditation and the exploration of posture, breath and mind this workshop is intended for both beginner and experienced meditators alike. There will be interactive exercises, discussion and time for questions and answers. It is intended to be practical and as a nourishment for developing awareness in your daily life. Suggested donation £10.

Workshop: Saturday June 11th 10:30 – 4:00 pm.
Mountains and Rivers Sutra: Sangha Hike in the Mournes.
The Mountains and Rivers Sutra (Sansuikyo) is an essay written by Zen Master Eihei Dogen in the 13th century. A profound and revelatory expression of living fully, this sutra, will lead us on our hike. There will guided meditation, practical teachings, silence, talking, a picnic, and fun. This retreat is suitable for everyone; families included. Suggested donation £20.

One Day Retreat: Saturday June 4th 10:30 – 4:00 pm.
Deeping Our Practice
This retreat is offered as a way to go deeper into your practice. Designed for beginner and experienced meditators alike, we will follow a relaxed but steady schedule of seated, walking and guided meditations. Sitting together, in stillness and silence, allows us to discover or rediscover, to clarify and actualize our ultimate concern. Suggested donation £20.

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