January 2020 – All Day Silent Retreat

Saturday 1/18/2020 9:00AM – 5:00PM A traditional, yet relaxed all day sit begins at 9:00 am and includes chanting, meditation, a silent lunch, and dharma talk/discussion. Abbot Will Rauschenberger is also available for a private meeting (dokusan), if requested. Suggested contribution for the All Day Sit is $20.00 but this is not arbitrary,  it is up to you to give what you can. There is no set fee.  Please bring your own brown bag lunch, tea and coffee will be […]

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Sunday Meditation Practice – Times are Changing

Our Sunday evening practice is changing to Sunday morning practice! Starting October 6, 2019. At the close of our last retreat, it was the consensus of the sangha members present that it would be easier for most to have our Sunday practice be in the morning instead of the evening. So starting on Oct 6, 2019 we will be meeting at 10:00 am for our meditation practice. Sunday Morning Practice Session: The doors open at 9:30 am and the practice session […]

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Hae An & Chong An Sunim

Dharma Teacher Precepts Ceremony

We had a wonderful retreat last weekend with Chong An Sunim.  On Sunday Abbot Will Rauschenberger was recognized as Dharma Teacher in a special precepts ceremony by Chong An Sunim. Will’s Dharma name Hae An (해안), which means ocean-wisdom eye was given to him at his first precepts ceremony in October 2013 by Zen Master Wonji Dharma of the Five Mountain Zen Order and will remain his Dharma name.   Spread the love

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The Peace & Justice Report on WSLR 9-11-19

Chong An Sunim interview on local Radio – WSLR 96.5 In the second half of the hour, Billy Wetherington will be interviewing in studio Will Rauschenberger of the Ordinary Zen Sangha Practice Center of Sarasota and visiting monk Chong An Sunim. They’ll talk about Zen. Coalition of Immokalee Workers and ZEN – Weds, Sept. 11 at 9am on Peace & Justice Also coming up on Fogartyville -WSLR A Mindful Choice   Spread the love

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Zen Master Chong An Sunim Returns to OZS

  Retreat Weekend with Zen Master Chong An Sunim. Sept. 13,14,15, 2019 You are welcome to attend any or all of the following sessions: Friday, September 13, 7:00 pm – Dharma TalkTopic: Zen — The Mind of Emptiness and Abundance. After the Dharma Talk, Sunim will answer questions. Saturday, September 14, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Silent RetreatFollowing some basic instruction on meditation, chanting will begin the Silent Retreat, with sessions of sitting meditation, walking meditation, and optional Kongan […]

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Talk by American Tibetan Buddhist Nun – July 17, 2019

Wednesday, July 17, 2019. 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at OZS A special talk by Leigh Files (Ani Samten Chodron) an American Tibetan Buddhist nun living and volunteering in a monastery in Bylakuppe, the largest Tibetan refugee settlement in South India. Spread the love

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Chong An Sunim Video 2-16-2019

  The Middle Way in Zen Buddhism. What is the difference between practice, life and stress nowadays and in old time? Chong An Sunim will be at the Ordinary Zen Sangha for a weekend workshop March 8, 9, 10, and also a Wednesday Evening Dharma Study March 13. 2019. Sunim is a wonderful teacher and OZS is honored to be his host. There is no set fee for the Weekend Workshop and donations are accepted. We couldn’t do this without […]

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Zen Master Chong An Sunim Weekend Workshop at OZS

Zen Master Chong An Sunim Weekend – March 8-10, 2019 Friday, March 8th: 7:00 PM – Dharma Talk and Q&A Saturday, March 9th: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM – Silent Retreat, with Dharma Talks, & optional Kongan Interviews (bring a brown bag lunch). Sunday, March 10th: 9:00 AM – Join us Sunday for morning meditation, circle talk, and Potluck. Bring a vegetarian or vegan dish to share. Please RSVP below. You will receive an email with the retreat schedule and instructions ahead of the retreat.  […]

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The Platform Sutra of Hui-neng Dharma Study

Today’s Dharma Study will be “On Repentance” from The Sutra of Hui-neng. Here is a transcript of the chapter on Repentance, so that you may review it. Please join us, if you can, for this special Dharma Study… Transcript: On Repentance Once there was a big gathering of scholars and commoners from Kuang-chou, Shao-chou, and other places to wait upon the patriarch to preach to them. Seeing this, the patriarch mounted the pulpit and delivered the following address: In Buddhism, […]

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