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Note to First Time Guests: In addition to the zafu pillows to sit (pictured above) we have some kneeling benches and regular chairs available you are welcome to use.  Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays–EDZC is open for noon sittings for 40 minutes; note some Fridays are Metta (Loving-Kindness) meditations; Sunday programs, Practice Period, Half-Day Sitting Schedules, and other special programs are as indicated below.

Autumn 2017 Practice Period:
“Choosing the Path of Peacefulness”


OCTOBER 2017

October 8, Sunday: 9:30 AM:  Meditation and a Guest Visit with our Dharma Sibling Vanja Palmers from Felsentor, Switzerland

October 10, Tuesday: 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM:  Evening Meditation with Readings introduced by Leaders Council and Jukai members

October 12, Thursday: 11 AM to 1 PM: Book Discussion on Beyond Religion by the Dalai Lama–Part I

October 15, Sunday: 9:30 AM:  Meditation, followed by a Way Seeking Mind Talk by Steve Penrose                

October 17, Tuesday: 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM:  Evening Meditation with Readings introduced by Leaders Council and Jukai members

October 20, Friday: 12 PM to 12:45 PM:  Guided Metta Meditation

October 22, Sunday: 9:30 AM:  Meditation, followed by a Dharma Inquiry Talk:  A Wonderful Story about Discovering the Precepts and Commitment as we Live our Daily Lives

October 24: Tuesday: 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM:  Evening Meditation with Readings introduced by Leaders Council and Jukai members

October 29: Sunday: 9:30 AM:  Guided Meditation followed by Two Brief Talks on the Precepts from Leaders Council members, concluding with a Discussion. (Practice Leaders Council meeting afterwards.)

October 31:  Tuesday: HALLOWEEN:    No Meeting

NOVEMBER 2017

November 2: Thursday: 11 AM to 1 PM: Book Discussion on Beyond Religion by the Dalai Lama–Part II

November 3: Friday: 12 PM to 12:45 PM:  Guided Metta Meditation

November 5: Sunday: 8:45 AM:  Introduction to Meditation 9:30 AM:   Meditation, followed by a Concluding Dharma Inquiry Talk about  Working with our Minds and Lives in the Practice of Receiving the Precepts

November 7: Tuesday: 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM:  Evening Meditation with Readings introduced by Leaders Council and Jukai members

November 12: Sunday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM: Concluding our Practice Period with a HALF-DAY SITTING, including a Guided Meditation, Chanting the Heart Sutra,  Incense Lighting, Brief Responses from Leaders Council members,   Tea and Discussion.


Doan Calendar Log In (for EDZC doans) 
Click here for link to the EDZC doan calendar log in.