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.
In this second visit to OZS, Sunim begins our weekend retreat with a brief Dharma talk on the path to awakening followed by a Q&A.
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 […]
Chong An Sunim sent us these photo’s from the Opening Ceremony for the Original Light Temple – Located in the Piles Mountains, Hungary.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Starting Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018 we will be in our new location at 4690 Fruitville Rd. Sarasota, FL 34232. Please see our Calander for class and event schedules. We have also added Wednesday Evenings to our schedule.
CHONG AN SUNIM’S BIOGRAPHY Chong An Sunim started Zen practice in 1990, in his birthplace Budapest, Hungary. He became a monk in 1994 and spent the next six years training under the guidance of Zen Master Seung Sahn at the Seoul International Zen Center, Hwa Gye Sa, Korea. He was given the title ‘Dharma Master’ and thus became authorized to teach in August 1999, by his teacher, the late Zen Master Seung Sahn. The Arirang INNERview with Chong An Sunim […]