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Zazen and Dharma Talk May 12th

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Please join us on Sunday, May 12th, at 6:15 for zazen and at 7:00 for a dharma talk by Josho Pat Phelan. The title of her talk is  "The Practice of Whole-heartedness."  Josho has been at the Chapel Hill Zen Center since 1991 and brings depth and wisdom to the practice. Several of her talks are posted here

Sitting begins at 6:15 and the dharma talk begins at 7:00.  If you join us for the sitting, please observe mindful silence until 7:00.  We will have chairs, cushions and benches for sitting but feel free to bring your own. They will be arranged Soto Zen style facing the wall.  When the bell rings at the end of the sitting at 6:45, there will be a 10 minute slow-walking meditation, kinhin.  At 6:55, we will break for 5 minutes to rearrange seating for the dharma talk.  There is no fee but there is a dana box near the door if you wish to make a donation to support The Chapel Hill Zen Center or the Bhavana Community programmi

Discussion and Practice Group


Buddhism for Beginners

Series Begins February 7, 2019 and continues on Thursday Evenings

106 Marshall Court, Unit 120

        6:30 Meditation

        7:00 Program

        7:30 Discussion

 A dana (donation) box will be available at the door and you are welcome to offer dana to support community activities like this. 


Join us as early as 6:15 to practice sitting meditation in mindful silence. The starting bell will ring at 6:30 and a closing bell will ring at 6:50.  There will be a 10 minute walking meditation and a break for those who want to join us for the video at 7:00.  The videos will be 20 – 30 minutes long followed by discussion.  The value of sharing a discussion with a curious and a like-minded community is priceless.   I  will post the topic for the current week on the Bhavana Community Calendar