Karen Maezen Miller – What is Zen?


April 13 – 15th, 2018

No Set Fee – Pay Whatever You Can Afford

255143_2101125735707_5486565_nZen priest Karen Maezen Miller will lead a meditation retreat focused understanding what Zen is and applying the teachings to our daily practice. The retreat will include zazen (Zen meditation), walking meditation, chanting, numerous Q&As, and the opportunity to meet privately with Maezen. The teachings are personal and informal, and will take place in the Rime Center’s upstairs shrine room.

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Tibetan New Year Celebration

Please join us Friday, February 16th at 5 pm as we celebrate the Tibetan New Year or Losar. This New Year is designated as the year of the Earth Dog.

Losar traces its origins to the pre- Buddhist period in Tibetan when Tibetans practiced a winter spiritual ceremony during which large amounts of incense were offered to appease the local spirits, deities and protectors. This celebration evolved into a Buddhist festival tied the introduction of time based on phases of the moon. It may have been the first celebration of what has become the tradition of farmers’ festivals. After the rudiments of the science of astrology were introduced in Tibet, the festival became known as Losar.
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