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Oct
5
1:30 PM13:30

Walk to Feed the Hungry - Berkeley 2019

Join people from many spiritual traditions in this fun fall walk through the city of Berkeley. The purpose of the walk is to raise funds for Buddhist Global Relief. BGR literally saves lives, around the world and here in the US, by implementing programs to relieve hunger and promote education of the poor. Learn more at buddhistglobalrelief.org

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Dec
7
to Dec 9

The Path to Direct Knowing: Weekend Retreat at Buddhist Insights

Guiding Teacher Dhammadipa Konin Cardenas will offer a retreat on right effort, in the framework of the Theravada and Zen. This weekend retreat is offered by donation, and will take place at the Rockaway Beach House in New York City.

Dharma talks will be live streamed on the “Buddhist Insights” Facebook page, at 8:30 am and 1:00 pm Eastern US time. Join us!

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Nov
25
9:00 AM09:00

Spirit Rock retreat- Losing Fear of Formations

In these times, we can get caught in positions of fear and hopelessness as we watch the world we once knew changing before our eyes. A radical turn towards the truth of impermanence can open us to an inner strength that is rooted in Dhamma.

Implementing the Five Indriya (faculties) of Faith, Energy, Mindfulness, Composure, and Wisdom equips us to meet these challenges, while furthering our capacity to use all experiences for awakening. Join this daylong, co-taught by Ven. Dhammadipa and Ayya Anandabodhi at Spirit Rock Meditation Center.

Qigong will be offered after the lunch break. The day will be held in Noble Silence with Dhamma talks and opportunity for Q&A.

To learn more and to register for this event, visit the Spirit Rock website here.

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Nov
19
7:30 PM19:30

Women and Buddhism at San Francisco Zen Center

Ven. Dhammadipa will offer a talk about the origins of the nun’s order in Buddhism, and share a bit of her personal practice history at this meeting of the “Women and Buddhism” class lead by Rev. Tova Green and Rev. Kodo Conlin.

Everyone is welcome!

San Francisco Zen Center

300 Page Street

San Francisco, CA, USA

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Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Dhamma Reflection - Third Sunday Program

Join Ven. Dhammadipa and the Aloka Vihara sangha for the Third Sunday Program, hosted at the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery. The evening begins with informal Q&A over tea at 6:00 pm, then the offering of the 5 precepts for those who would like to take them. This is followed by a 40 minute period of meditation, and a Dhamma talk.

Everyone is welcome!

Berkeley Buddhist Monastery

2304 McKinley Ave, Berkeley, CA, USA

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Oct
22
to Nov 16

Online class in Spanish ~ Imágenes del Ser

This Fall San Francisco Zen Center is offering, for the first time, an online Dharma course for Spanish-speaking practitioners. Imágenes del Ser is a four-week study course that will use Suzuki Roshi's Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind (Mente Zen, mente de principiante) as its core text. The course will be taught by Ven. Dhammadipa (Guiding Teacher Konin Cardenas) and will run from October 22 - November 19. 

More information about Imágenes del Ser can be found here, including registration information.

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Imágenes del Ser
Con Ven. Dhammadipa (Rev. Konin Cardenas)
22 de octubre - 19 de noviembre

Este curso en línea se concentrará en el estudio del ser y el no ser en medio de la vida contemporánea. Con el propósito de experimentar una práctica más amplia y clara, vamos a explorar juntos extractos del libro Mente Zen, mente de principiante de Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, además de enseñanzas de una variedad de Maestros de Zen incluidos Dongshan Liangjie y Eihei Dogen.

Los estudiantes en el programa en línea participan a través del sitio web de nuestro curso. El curso ofrece:

* Cuatro Pláticas del Dharma, una cada semana
* Cuatro reuniones virtuales, una hora en vivo cada semana
* Acceso a un sitio web privado e interactivo
* Un foro de discusión con Ven. Dhammadipa y los demás participantes
* Lecturas suplementarias
* Zendo Virtual

Regístrese hasta el 22 de octubre
Costo: $ 99 general /$ 89 miembros /$ 69 ingreso limitado

Para más información y para registrarse, vaya a este enlace.

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Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Dharma Talk at San Francisco Zen Center

Join the greater sangha in a visit to the San Francisco Zen Center, or watch the livestream, as the Guiding Teacher Konin Cardenas offers the Saturday morning Dharma talk. This talk, like all other Ekan ZSC offerings, is by donation and no one will be turned away.

300 Page Street, San Francisco 

Meditation begins at 9:25 am

Dharma talk at 10:00 am

Go to sfzc.org for the Livestream link.

Hearing assistance devices are available.

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Jun
20
to Jun 24

Therigatha 'Verses of the Elder Nuns' Retreat

This retreat, lead by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, Ayya Anandabodhi and Ayya Santacitta, will be held at Spirit Rock in Woodacre, California, USA. Ven. Konin, the Ekan ZSC Guiding Teacher will be participating, as well a offering personal interviews during this silent retreat, whose focus is the study of the poetry of the awakened women of the Buddha's time.

For more information, visit spiritrock.org

 

 

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"Living by Vow" book discussion group begins
Jun
6
4:30 PM16:30

"Living by Vow" book discussion group begins

In this online discussion group, facilitated by Guiding Teacher Konin Cardenas, we will study and discuss "Living by Vow," the contemporary book by Shohaku Okumura Roshi on the meaning of eight pivotal Zen teachings. This is not a class, but a weekly discussion group over a period of four months, in which participants share in wide-ranging conversations about practice, and teachings such as the bodhisattva vows, the Heart Sutra, the Sandokai, and the meaning of taking refuge in Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

Group discussions will take place online Wednesdays from 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm Pacific US time, from June 6th to September 19th, with no meetings on July 4th or July 25th. Like all Ekan Zen Study Center offerings, this discussion group is offered by donation. Participants can join via video conference or phone call, using Zoom technology. To register, email konin [at] ekanzenstudycenter.org and indicate your interest.

Join the sangha of Ekan Zen Study Center for this lively conversation, and explore the Zen vows that support an awakening life.

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Apparent Here and Now: Discovering the Dynamic Knowing of the Moment
Jun
1
to Jun 2

Apparent Here and Now: Discovering the Dynamic Knowing of the Moment

This retreat is full, but several additional spaces may open up. So please place your name on the waiting list if you are still interested!

This weekend retreat is open to all, and it will be held June 1st and 2nd, 2018 and hosted by the Red Clay Sangha in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Guiding Teacher Konin Cardenas will also give the Dharma talk during the regular Sunday morning program at Red Clay on June 3rd. Participants can join the entire program or Saturday only.

Zen practice is based on the teaching that each moment contains everything that we need to know to be wise and compassionate beings. Yet this teaching did not originate with Zen. It stretches all the way back to the historical Buddha, to the Theravada and the earliest of Buddhist practices. 

In this workshop, we will explore together ways to practice right in the midst of a full, contemporary life and discover a knowing that illuminates body and mind, all five aggregates of experience. Participants will engage a variety of meditation forms, hear teaching talks, and will have the opportunity for personal practice encounters with the Teacher. This workshop is suitable for both beginning and experienced practitioners.

For more information and registration details contact Konin at Konin [at] EkanZenStudyCenter.org or see the Red Clay Sangha website .

Registration is now open!

We all look forward to sitting with you then!

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Meditation and Dhamma talk at Diamond Springs Center
May
20
2:00 PM14:00

Meditation and Dhamma talk at Diamond Springs Center

Join Ayya Ahimsa and Guiding Teacher Konin Cardenas for a beginner's meditation and talk at the Diamond Springs Center for Healing Arts in California, USA. This program is by donation, and will include meditation instruction for those sitting on both chairs and cushions.

851 Pleasant Valley Rd, Diamond Springs, CA ~ Sunday, May 20th ~ 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Everyone is welcome!

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Dharma talk at Aloka Vihara
Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

Dharma talk at Aloka Vihara

Join the sangha of Aloka Vihara, a Theravada monastery, and hear Ekan ZSC Guiding Teacher Konin Cardenas give a Dharma talk entitled, "The Tea Lady at Thanksgiving." The program begins with sitting at 7:00 pm, then a short break followed by the talk at 8:00 and Q&A to end the evening. All are welcome!

For directions to Aloka Vihara, which is about 25 minutes east of Placerville, California, visit their website at:

www.alokavihara.org

 

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Nov
5
10:00 AM10:00

Visit to Karuna Buddhist Vihara

Ekan ZSC Guiding Teacher Konin Cardenas will pay a visit to her Sisters in the Theravada tradition at Karuna Buddhist Vihara, a women's monastery in Mountain View, California. The monastery will be celebrating its annual almsgiving (kathina), and everyone is welcome to attend the luncheon, as well as the blessing ceremony and Dhamma sharing that follows. See their website for more information:

karunabv.org

 

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Oct
29
10:00 AM10:00

Visit to Dhammadharini for Almsgiving

Guiding Teacher Konin Cardenas will pay a visit to her Sisters in the Theravada tradition at Dhammadharini, a women's monastery in Penngrove, California. The monastery will be celebrating its annual almsgiving (kathina), and everyone is welcome to attend the luncheon and the blessing ceremony and Dhamma sharing that follows. See their website for more information:

http://www.dhammadharini.net/

 

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Visit to Aloka Vihara
Oct
1
to Dec 31

Visit to Aloka Vihara

Guiding Teacher Konin Cardenas will be in California for several months, visiting with her Dharma Sisters in the Theravada tradition at Aloka Vihara. Visitors are welcome for the public programs at the Vihara, particularly on Sunday, October 22nd, the day of Aloka Vihara's first Kathina. A kathina is a traditional Buddhist gathering for giving donations of cloth and other supports to the sangha, and enjoying a meal together.

Learn more and check out the calendar here: http://saranaloka.org/events/calendar/

 

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Visit to All Beings Sangha & talk on Sept. 7
Sep
6
to Sep 9

Visit to All Beings Sangha & talk on Sept. 7

Guiding Teacher Konin Cardenas will pay a visit to a Soto Zen sangha in Washington DC, All Beings Sangha, near the zoo. She will offer a Dharma talk on Thursday night as part of the regular weekly program that begins at 7:00 pm.

Learn more at their website: All Beings Sangha

Stop by if you are in the area! 

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Conferring the Precepts - Jukai
Aug
26
10:30 AM10:30

Conferring the Precepts - Jukai

In a ceremony known as "jukai," Guiding Teacher Konin Cardenas will confer the 16 bodhisattva precepts to one of her students, Deborah Silver. The student vows to take up an awakening life for self and others. It's a joyful moment for teacher and students alike, and family and friends too! The ceremony will take place at Empty Hand Zen Center on Saturday morning, August 26th. We'll begin at 9:00 am with to periods of zazen and then begin the ritual at 10:30 am. Light refreshments will be served afterward, as we celebrate a new commitment to the bodhisattva path!

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The Triple Gem Express for Climate Action
Apr
29
6:00 AM06:00

The Triple Gem Express for Climate Action

Join Guiding Teacher Konin Cardenas, Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi and other Buddhist Teachers on the Triple Gem Express bus from New York City to Washington DC for the Climate March on Washington. This is the first Rolling Retreat, and it includes meditation, talks and wholesoe action to address climate change.

Konin has been invited to give a Dharma talk during the trip, and she plans to speak about engaging in a direct, skillful response to social conditions while maintaining equanimity and compassionate regard for everyone.

Learn more and obtain tickets at the Buddhist Global Relief Triple Gem Express page!

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