Ven. Dhammadipa will be co-leading this retreat together with the Senior Ayye of Aloka Vihara, Ayya Anandabodhi and Ayya Santacitta. Registration is waitlisted for this retreat, which is offered by voluntary donation. Visit alokavihara.org for more information.
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!
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.
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
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.
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
Join Guiding Teacher Konin Cardenas and Ayya Santacitta for an evening of meditation, Buddhist teachings, and community at the Sacramento Buddhist Meditation Center. Learn more at the SBMG website here.
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!
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!
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:
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:
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:
Guiding Teacher Konin will offer a Dharma talk and Q&A session as part of the regular Saturday evening program (puja) at Aloka Vihara, outside Placerville, California. Stop by if you are in the area, or look for the recording on the news page of the Vihara website next week!
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/
During her stay in Atlanta, Georgia, Konin will visit the Red Clay Sangha and she will offer a Dharma Talk as part of the regular Sunday program in the morning on September 17th.
Everyone is welcome. Stop by if you are in the area!
During her stay in Asheville, North Carolina, Konin will visit the sangha of Zen Center of Asheville, and offer a Dharma Talk as part of the regular Tuesday night program on September 12th. The title of the talk is "Searching High and Low."
Everyone is welcome. Stop by if you are in the area!
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!
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!
For those interested in learning practice in Japan and about the forms of lineage transmission in Soto Zen, Konin will offer a talk and share images from here recent trip. Popcorn and sangha social time begins at 7:30 pm.
Find the steady foundation of your practice by participating in a one-day sitting at Empty Hand Zen Center in New Rochelle, New York. The doors open at 6:30 am. The sit begins at 6:50 am and continues, including breakfast, until 5:00 pm. Please call (914) 636-1450 or write firstname.lastname@example.org to register, and bring a bag lunch.
Settle into the steady foundation of practice together with the sangha at Empty Hand Zen Center. This three-day sit provides daily opportunities for one-on-one practice encounters with Konin, as well as chanting and work practice. To register, or for more details, email email@example.com or call (914) 636-1450 by May 29th.
This two-day retreat, led by Guiding Teacher Konin Cardenas, will be an exploration of the Zen teaching of "The One Who is Not Busy." It is a study of the inner and outer experience of stillness and activity. These aspects are all interwoven, inseparable, inescapable. Yet it is rare to take the time to deeply investigate this reality in our lives, to allow it to seep into our conscious experience. This sesshin, a two-day period of sitting and walking meditation, punctuated by chanting and meals, is an opportunity to study the one who is not busy, to experience this one.
Please join us and give yourself and the world the gift of turning the light inward to illuminate the true self. Only you can give yourself this gift. Only you can offer the benefits it brings to all beings.
For more details and to register, visit www.buddhistinsights.com
Commemorate the Buddha's passing into Final Nirvana on this, one of the three most important days in the Zen Buddhist calendar. We will chant and hear a reading from the Buddha's last words in which he tells us who our teacher will be after his death. At Empty Hand Zen Center, 45 Lawton Street, New Rochelle, NY
One of the fundamental teachings of Zen is that awakening can only be found right in the midst of one's everyday life. Yet one might wonder whether that teaching is still true in the midst of a modern life that seems pushed and pulled by so many pressures, so many activites. This workshop will explore the Zen teachings on how to discover that the absolute and the relative co-exist peacefully right here, in this body and mind. The key is inquiry, which we will begin during our time together. The day will include a discussion of excerpts from Eihei Dogen Zenji's "Instructions to the Head Cook" and a koan from Sekkei Harada Roshi's "Unfathomable Depths: Drawing Wisdom for Today from a Classical Zen Poem." No previous Zen practice is necessary in order to benefit from this workshop.
The workshop will take place at the American Buddhist Study Center, 331 Riverside Dr, New York, NY 10025. Call them at (212) 864-7424 to register.
Find the steady foundation of your practice, participating in a three-day sesshin at Empty Hand Zen Center in New Rochelle, New York. See www/emptyhandzen.org for more details. Please call (914) 636-1450 or write firstname.lastname@example.org to register by Friday, December 9, 2016.
Because the Buddha sat in such an unwavering way in the week leading up to his enlightenment, we too will sit, abiding in awakened nature.
December 8th is the day on which Soto Zen traditionally celebrates the Buddha's enlightenment. In Japanese it is referred to as "Rohatsu," which means the eight day of the 12th lunar month.
Join Konin for a period of informal sitting at Empty Hand Zen Center, 45 Lawton Street, New Rochelle, NY. Everyone is welcome!
This ceremony calls upon the compassion of Jizo Bodhisattva, a protector of children in the Japanese Buddhist tradition. Participants will have the opportunity to commemorate the names and images of lost children, through chanting, and offering words of wisdom and love. At the Institute of Buddhist Studies, 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, California. Please bring a photo or piece of clothing for the altar. Offered by donation.
Zazen (Zen form of sitting) (60 mins) and chanting service (15 mins) at Berkeley Zen Center, with Rev. Konin Cardenas. Cushions provided. Scent-free environment. Everyone welcome! Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes early at 1931 Russell Street, Berkeley, California.
Zazen (Zen form of sitting) (40 mins) and chanting service (10 mins) at Berkeley Zen Center, with Rev. Konin Cardenas. Cushions provided. Scent-free environment. Everyone welcome! Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes early at Berkeley Zen Center, 1931 Russell Street, Berkeley, California.