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Blazing the Trail - The Buddha's Discovery of the Dhamma
Dec
8
8:30 AM08:30

Blazing the Trail - The Buddha's Discovery of the Dhamma

Join Ven. Dhammadipa and Ayya Anandabodhi for this Daylong Retreat at Spirit Rock in Woodacer, California.

During this day of practice, we will take inspiration from the Buddha’s own stories of his discovery of the Path to Awakening. Delving into his journey and the truths he discovered, we will discover our own capacity to realize those truths within us.

The day will be held in Noble Silence with Dharma teachings, guided and silent meditation and Q&A, and qigong. There will also be a pot luck lunch.

For ore information and to register, visit the Spirit Rock website here.

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Oct
5
12:00 PM12:00

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 funding programs that relieve hunger and promote education of the poor. Learn more at the Walk participation page and at buddhistglobalrelief.org

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Sep
27
to Sep 29

Tipitaka Chanting

Join Ven. Dhammadipa and monastics from a variety of countries and Buddhist traditions for three days of chanting and sharing of the Dhamma, at Berkeley’s Dharma College. Learn more and register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/auspicious-6th-international-tipitaka-chanting-ceremony-and-an-urban-retreat-on-wisdom-and-tickets-67124179227?ref=enivte001&invite=MTcxMjc3MjUvaGV5a29uaW5AZ21haWwuY29tLzA%3D%0A&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=invitemodernv2&utm_term=eventpage

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Sep
22
7:00 PM19:00

Dharma Talk at San Francisco Insight

Join the sangha of San Francisco Insight and Ven. Dhammadipa on Sunday September 22nd. She will offer a talk on generosity and the work of Buddhist Global Relief, an organization committed to relieving hunger and lack of education for some of the poorest people in the world.

At the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco, California, US

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Sep
20
12:00 PM12:00

Climate Strike in Sacramento

Climate action is one of the most pressing topics of all. Ven. Dhammadipa, together with other nuns from Aloka Vihara, is planning to attend the Climate Strike at the California State Capitol. This event takes place in Sacramento at Noon on Sept. 20th. The Capitol address is 1315 10th Street.

Ven.. Dhammadipa says, “We walk because we stand for care and compassion for all beings, and all beings are imminently threatened by the problem of climate change.”

This is a global action, so please turn out in Sacramento or at events in your local area!

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Sep
14
to Sep 15

Retreat on delusion at Dharma Zephyr in Carson City, NV

Ven. Dhammadipa will co-lead this two day commuter retreat with Ayya Santacitta. Our topic is the “vipallasa,” the perceptual distortions that obscure our view of the true nature of things. It will be held at Dharma Zephyr, a sangha in Carson City, Nevada. Learn more and register on the Dharma Zephyr website.

Everyone is welcome!

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Aug
29
7:30 PM19:30

Climate Strike ~ Sacramento

Ven. Dhammadipa, together with the nuns and supporters of Aloka Vihara, will attend the Climate Strike at the Sacramento State Capitol at 12:00 Noon on September 20th. The location is 1315 10th Street.

We walk because we stand for care and compassion for all beings, and all beings are imminently threatened by the problem of climate change.

This is one part of a week of Global Climate Action: https://globalclimatestrike.net/

Please join us in Sacramento, or attend an event in your local area!

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The 4 Kinds of Courage: A Daylong Retreat with Red Clay Sangha in Atlanta
Aug
17
9:00 AM09:00

The 4 Kinds of Courage: A Daylong Retreat with Red Clay Sangha in Atlanta

Ven. Dhammadipa will lead a daylong retreat with the Red Clay Sangha in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. This retreat is full but the wait list is now open at www.redclaysangha.org

Meditation practice fosters an inner courage that brings clarity and strength to both our understanding of ourselves and our intimacy in relationships. There are four kinds of courage that can be discovered and cultivated through practice, and this daylong retreat will explore each of them, as well as provide a framework for continuing to engage with courage in your life off the meditation seat. Visiting Teacher Dhammadipa will give teachings on these four:

  • the courage to be upright

  • the courage to be kind

  • the courage to rest in emptiness

  • the courage to be liberated

This is a donation-supported retreat. Join us for a day of sitting, walking meditation, two Dharma talks, and a community meal!

More details and registration at RedClaySangha.org

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Spring 2019 Online Class: The Heart Sutra
May
14
to Jun 25

Spring 2019 Online Class: The Heart Sutra

Registration is now open for the Spring 2019 online class on the Heart Sutra.

The Heart Sutra class will be a six week exploration of this important text that encapsulates the early Mahayana teachings on emptiness and the bodhisattva path. We’ll explore various translations and commentaries, and discover our own expression of this timeless Way. Optional group discussions will take place on Tuesdays from 5:00 to 6:15 pm Pacific time (no discussion on June 18th).

Learn more and find registration details at:

http://dhamma-dipa.com/heart-sutra-class

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May
5
to May 9

Retreat at Spirit Rock - 7 Treasures for Transformation

Ven. Dhammadipa will co-lead this retreat on the seven factors of enlightenment with Ayya Santacitta and Ayya Anandabodhi. The seven factors, in Pali and in English, are:

  • sati ~ mindfulness

  • dhammavicaya ~ investigation of dharmas

  • viriya ~ energy

  • piti ~ joy

  • passaddhi ~ tranquility

  • samadhi ~ composure

  • upekkha ~ equanimity

This donation-based retreat is currently wait listed but, if you are interested, please add your name to the list, as seats may open up. Learn more and register at SpiritRock.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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