Saturday April 21, 7:30PM
“A ZEN LIFE – D.T. Suzuki” is a 77-minute documentary about Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki (1870-1966), credited with introducing Zen Buddhism to the West.
Gary Snyder calls D.T. Suzuki “probably the most culturally significant Japanese person in international terms, in all of history.”
Along with Gary Snyder, there are exclusive interviews of many people respected in their own right who knew D.T. Suzuki in person, including his secretary Mihoko Okamura, and rare footage of Thomas Merton, John Cage, Erich Fromm, and Suzuki himself.
D.T. Suzuki had an excellent grasp of written and spoken English, combined with an exhaustive knowledge of Eastern and Western religions and philosophies. He was highly successful at getting Westerners to appreciate the Japanese mentality, and Japanese to understand Western logic. The effect he had on Western psychoanalysis, philosophy, religious thinking, and the arts was profound. His numerous writings in English and Japanese serve as an inspiration even today.
Dr. Suzuki first lived in the United States from 1897 to 1908. In 1911 he married an American, Beatrice Lane, who helped him with his work until her death in 1939. After the War he traveled and taught extensively in the United States and Europe. Of note is a series of very popular open lectures he gave at Columbia University. Many renowned Western philosophers, artists, and psychologists were affected by his writings and friendship, including Carl Jung and Erich Fromm, Christmas Humphries, Father Thomas Merton, Martin Heidegger, Karl Jaspers, Dr. Albert Stunkard, Alan Watts, Richard De Martino, Robert Aitken, John Cage, Alan Ginsberg, and Gary Snyder.
Come on over and enjoy green tea and Japanese treats!
Welcome our friends Sister Molini and Sister Dhamma Vijaya back to the Center!
The sisters will be visiting Mar. 6 – 13, 2018.
Guided Meditation led by the sisters: Wednesday Mar. 7, 7:00pm
We welcome all to come to a
Dharma Talk and Pot Luck on SUNDAY MARCH 11.
Dharma Talk at 10:00, Lunch at 11:00.
More information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday Night Movie!
February 17, 2018….7:00PM
The Dharma Center begins the celebration of its twenty-fifth year with this great 25 year old cult film.
Come for the free popcorn, stay for the movie and conversation afterwards.
What does this movie have to do with Dharma and the Four Noble Truths?
“A genuinely hilarious film that glimpses the meaning of life.” David G. Allan, CNN
“What if there is no tomorrow?….. There wasn’t one today.” Phil (main character)
“It’s not true that life is one damn thing after another — it’s one damn thing over and over.” Edna St. Vincent Millay
New Year’s Eve Meditation for World Peace
7:00 – 8:00 PM
On this full moon day, the morning and evening meditations will be followed by a special chant to mark this auspicious day that celebrates Shakyamuni’s great awakening. Flower donations to the Center for the altar will be welcome. Tea and cookies will be served following evening meditation.
NOTICE SCHEDULE CHANGE: EACH DAY BEGINS AT 9:00 AM
Live Video Streaming Retreat: May 9 -10
GETTING OFF THE WHEEL OF SUFFERING
Saturday: 9:00AM – 5:30PM. Sunday 9:00AM – 5:30PM.
We will be live-streaming this two-day retreat at the Dharma Center. The retreat will include meditation led by Joey Waxman (Pema’s student) with talks and live Q&A with Pema Chodron each day.
“Pema Chodron is world-renowned for her ability to convey the essence of the most profound Buddhist teachings with ease, directness, and humor to audiences of every description. Join Pema as she teaches us how our habits keep us spinning, and how we have the ability to stop this process at any moment by connecting with the vast, open space that is inherent in our mind.”
Please plan to attend full days or ½ days to limit disruptions. This unique opportunity is offered free of charge, donations to the Center appreciated.
EACH DAY BEGINS AT 9:00AM
For more information call Katie at 767-7140 or email zen at ysdharma dot org.
9:00-10:00 am: Guided Meditation 1 with Joey Waxman
10:30 am-12:30 pm: Talk 1 with Pema Chodron
2:00-3:00 pm: Guided Meditation 2 with Joey Waxman
3:30-5:30 pm: Talk 2 with Pema Chodron
9:00-10:00 am: Guided Meditation 3 with Joey Waxman
10:30 am-11:00 am: Review with Joey Waxman
11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Talk 3 with Pema Chodron
2:00-3:00 pm: Guided Meditation 4 with Joey Waxman
3:30-5:30 pm: Talk 4 with Pema Chodron
You are invited to celebrate with us
Buddha’s Enlightenment Day
Sunday May 3, 2015
10:00 to 11:00 am program
11:00 to 1:00 pm Pot Luck
New Year’s Eve Peace Meditation
December 31 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Inviting the possibility of Enlightenment for all beings in the Year 2015
~ 30 minute peace meditation
Setting the Intention, Remembering Bodhicitta, Meditation and Dedication.
~ Chanting Across the Traditions
- • Metta Chant – sending out loving kindness
- • Kannon~ Sutra for Timeless Life Chant
- • Vajraguru Mantra – Subduing negativity and activating peace
~ Our wishes and intentions for 2015
~ Kuan Yin Bonfire Offerings and Sounding the Gong
Happy New Year Everyone!
New Family Hour March 20, 2011 11am Yellow Springs Dharma Center
A group of interested parents are holding a short organizational meeting at the Yellow Springs Dharma Center, 502 Livermore, to plan for the upcoming Spring Family Hour sessions where we hope to integrate fun, gardening, moving, singing and laughing with awareness. Join us with your energy and input. For this planning meeting child care will be available. Call Melissa Heston for more information at 937-901-0344.
New Year’s Eve Meditation Gathering for World Peace.
Friday Dec. 31 at 7 p.m.
Please join us in a meditation for peace on Friday, Dec. 31st. We will have silent sitting from 7:00 to 7:40 p.m. followed by guided, short peace meditations and chants in the Vipassana, Tibetan and Zen traditions. The event will end by 8 p.m. All are welcome. There will be chairs to sit on as well as cushions. No need to be an experienced meditator! Just bring your heartfelt intention for peace in our fragile world.
Gardening & Tea: Fridays, throughout the spring and summer, 7:45 am, following morning meditation. There is gardening after morning meditation and tea. Tea is at 7:45 am following meditation, and gardening begins at 8:15 am. Please bring tools and garden gloves if you have them.