Archive for January, 2005

January Update

On January 30 we had six visitors from the University Lutheran Church. Three 6th grade students, their teachers, and the father of one of the girls came to participate and learn about the kind of practice we do. It was a nice experience to have visitors participate in our sitting. We shared tea, did some chanting and later went to the library for a question and answer session. Thank you for choosing us from all the Buddhist groups in the Boston area!

New Year

On December 31st we met at the Cambridge Buddhist Association to honor the tradition of New Year’s cleaning, a communal meal, and formal welcoming of the New Year.

3:00 – 5:30 p.m. New Year’s Cleaning
5:45 p.m. Semi-formal Vegetarian Dinner
7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Open Zendo
9:15 – 11:30 p.m. Zazen, Kinhin, Dharma Talk
11:30 – midnight Chanting
midnight Joya no Kane (108 bells) ????

Thank you all for coming: Jamie, Ginny, Franco, Denise, Ryan, Caryl, Jige (Anna).

On December 31, 2004 we met at the CBA to say farewell to the old year and welcome 2005. The formal schedule started at 3:00 p.m. with cleaning, followed by a semi-formal meal and open Zendo. The formal sitting began around 9:00 p.m. and lasted till 11:20 p.m.

Below you find thumbnail images that lead to the large version of the image. The size is noted below, so you can estimate the download time, however, the images are in web-friendly size.

In the kitchen Tea Room All Nine
Helping the Tenzo
In the Tea Room
Franco & Denise
All Nine with Shuko and Dokuro New Year 2004 Shuko and Dokuro

A Happy New Year to all.