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.  […]

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, […]

January 5, 2019 – All Day Silent Retreat Schedule

First Zen Meditation Retreat of the New Year! Saturday, January 5, 2019 –  9:00 to 5:00 RSVP HERE before the retreat… This is a silent Retreat with several sittings in the morning and afternoon. Silence will be observed throughout, including the Lunch break. (The only exceptions are the Q & A’s).  There will be two Dharma Talks beginning and ending the retreat led by Abbot Will Rauschenberger. Schedule: (subject to change) Morning: 9:00 AM – Introduction and retreat instructions. 9:15 AM – Dharma […]

January 2019 – One Day Retreat

One Day Retreat 1/5/2019 A traditional, yet relaxed all day sit begins at 9:00 am and includes meditation, a silent lunch, dharma talk/discussion. Will is also available for a private meeting (dokusan), if requested.  Detailed instructions and the day’s schedule will be sent to you via email a couple of days before the retreat. Suggested contribution for the All Day Sit is $30.00 but this is not arbitrary,  it is up to you to give what you can. There is no set […]

Wednesday Evening Dharma Study for 11-21-18

Layman P’ang “Layman P ’ang has been venerated in Asia for well over a thousand years.  The title song of  Van Morrisons 1990 album, Enlightenment, opens with a refrain about chopping wood and carrying water. Borrowed from one of Layman P’ang s most famous poems, it expresses the Laymans new found spiritual insight in terms of his daily actions.” “Ordinary mind is the Way.” This is one of the most famous formulations of Chinese Zen. In other words, all of […]

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Diamond Sutra – Wednesday Evening Dharma Study

Oct 10, 2018 – Recommended articles to read beforehand: Five things to know about the Diamond Sutra – Worlds Oldest Dated Printed Book An overview of the Diamond Sutra Wednesday Evening Dharma Study 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm 4690 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232 The doors open at 6:30 pm and the practice session begins promptly at 7:00 pm with the chanting of the Heart Sutra. We then sit in zazen for twenty-five minutes. We serve tea and study the teachings of the […]

RSVP – The Ten Ox-Herding Pictures – with Chong An Sunim

Friday, September 28 2018 – 7:00 PM. Ordinary Zen 4690 Fruitville Rd. 34232 Ten Ox-herding Pictures   “Here, our essential self is compared to an ox. We seek the ox, grasp it, tame it and finally, the self which has always been seeking becomes completely one with the ox. But this also is forgotten so that we now simply carry on our ordinary lives. This is the process described by the Pictures. They show concretely the progression of our practice and […]