Friday, August 26, 2016

                Obon Memorial Zazen-Kai 
                                             American Buddhist Study Center, 
                              New York City Sunday, August 28th, 2016, 9am to 6pm 

On Sunday, August 28th, 2016, 9am to 6pm, the Rinzai Zen Sangha will conduct an all-day OBON Memorial Zazen-Kai to honor the spirit of family, friends and all living beings, known and unknown, who have gone before us.

Ven. Eido Shimano Roshi will be our honored guest to conduct this Sangha ceremony.
This year, the Rinzai Zen Sangha will host the OBON Memorial  as a full day zazenkai with Zazen in the morning and the OBON Ceremony in the afternoon. Our deep presence and strong awareness of NOW will only bring positive energy into our future that will overcome the circumstances of our past.

Please prepare a list of the names of deceased ones if you have not done so already. You many have it ready as you enter the center for registration. A blank form is attached for your convenience. Also attached is a copy of the Dai Segaki Chants for your convenience. Copies will also be available in the Zendo when the OBON Ceremony begins.

The OBON MEMORIAL Zazen-Kai Schedule:
09:00 ‐ 09:30 am
Doors Open (Change into Robes for Zazen)

09:30 ‐ 12:00
Morning Service and Zazen

12:00 ‐ 01:30 pm
Lunch Break (Individual Vegetarian Meals Served)

01:30 ‐ 02:15

02:30 ‐ 03:45
OBON Ceremony 

03:45 ‐ 05:00
SEGAKI Dharma Talk by Ven. Eido Shimano Roshi

05:00 ‐ 06:00
Informal Sarei and Departure

We will be hosted by the American Buddhist Study Center of New York City located on the 3rd floor (marked as 2nd floor) of the NY Buddhist Church at 331 Riverside Drive, NYC 10025 near 105th Street.
The suggested contribution for this ALL DAY ZAZEN‐KAI including lunch will be $60 per person which will be collected at the door. Seating will be very limited so please confirm your RSVP as soon as possible.
Please contact me if you have any questions, comments or requests. 
Thank you for your kind support.

Zensho Martin Hara

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