Kent Zendo http://kentzendo.org A sangha in the Soto tradition Wed, 18 Sep 2013 03:29:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6.1 Fall 2013 Retreat http://kentzendo.org/fall-2013-retreat/2013/09 http://kentzendo.org/fall-2013-retreat/2013/09#comments Wed, 18 Sep 2013 02:11:03 +0000 Kent Zendo http://kentzendo.org/?p=437 Register for our Fall retreat – October 4-6, 2013

Fall 2013 Retreat at The Hermitage at Beaver Run

October 4-6, 2013

Duffer with his keisaku

What: The retreat will feature several hours of Soto Zen-style sitting and walking meditation (zazen and kinhin) per day, meal-time discussions, dharma talks, and private student-teacher interviews (dokusan). We invite you to gather at the campfire to talk and laugh. Bring poetry to share or spend free time walking in the woods.
(See the schedule for more info.)

Where: The Hermitage at Beaver Run [map] offers a natural setting in rural Ohio – woods, ponds, frogs, turtles, dewdrops on grass blades. We will be staying in the renovated barn: a modern facility with bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, showers, a large meditation room and a library. We may also use the Elder House, a separate cabin. If we run out of beds, some of us may sleep in the meditation room.

Who: Open to beginners and experienced practitioners, the retreat will be lead by Tim McCarthy, a teacher in the lineage of Kobun Chino Otagawa, Roshi. Those new to sitting need not feel obligated to join in all meditations if they find it too difficult, but are encouraged to support the group with their presence as much as possible. We ask that participants not differentiate themselves by using Dharma names or ranks, nor by wearing robes or rakasus.

Chow: We eat well. Great vegetarian dishes all weekend. Participants will be asked to share in the responsibility of cooking, table-setting, and clean-up.

What You’ll Need: If you have a zafu, mat or bench, please bring it. Zafus, zabutons, benches, and chairs will be provided for those who need them. Also, bring bath towels, toiletries, and linens. There are blankets on each bed. We suggest you plan on arriving in the late afternoon or early evening of Friday to get settled and have a good dinner. Due to limited parking, carpooling is encouraged if possible. The drive is about two hours from Kent or half an hour from Millersburg.

Cost: $50* This includes lodging and vegetarian meals. If money is a problem, we can work something out. All proceeds will be donated to a charity yet-to-be-determined.

* Two Kitchen Scholarships will be available for those who wish to cook.

How: To register for the retreat, fill out this form.

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Spring 2013 Retreat http://kentzendo.org/spring-2013-retreat/2013/04 http://kentzendo.org/spring-2013-retreat/2013/04#comments Sun, 21 Apr 2013 15:10:02 +0000 Kent Zendo http://kentzendo.org/?p=382 Register for our spring retreat – May 31-June 2, 2013

Spring 2013 Retreat at The Hermitage at Beaver Run

May 31-June 2, 2013

Duffer with his keisaku

What: The retreat will feature several hours of Soto Zen-style sitting and walking meditation (zazen and kinhin) per day, meal-time discussions, dharma talks, and private student-teacher interviews (dokusan). We invite you to gather at the campfire to talk and laugh. Bring poetry to share or spend free time walking in the woods.
(See the schedule for more info.)

Where: The Hermitage at Beaver Run [map] offers a natural setting in rural Ohio – woods, ponds, frogs, turtles, dewdrops on grass blades. We will be staying in the renovated barn: a modern facility with bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, showers, a large meditation room and a library. We may also use the Elder House, a separate cabin. If we run out of beds, some of us may sleep in the meditation room.

Who: Open to beginners and experienced practitioners, the retreat will be lead by Tim McCarthy, a teacher in the lineage of Kobun Chino Otagawa, Roshi. Those new to sitting need not feel obligated to join in all meditations if they find it too difficult, but are encouraged to support the group with their presence as much as possible. We ask that participants not differentiate themselves by using Dharma names or ranks, nor by wearing robes or rakasus.

Chow: We eat well. Great vegetarian dishes all weekend. Participants will be asked to share in the responsibility of cooking, table-setting, and clean-up.

What You’ll Need: If you have a zafu, mat or bench, please bring it. Zafus, zabutons, benches, and chairs will be provided for those who need them. Also, bring bath towels, toiletries, and linens. There are blankets on each bed. We suggest you plan on arriving in the late afternoon or early evening of Friday to get settled and have a good dinner. Due to limited parking, carpooling is encouraged if possible. The drive is about two hours from Kent or half an hour from Millersburg.

Cost: $50* This includes lodging and vegetarian meals. If money is a problem, we can work something out. All proceeds will be donated to a charity yet-to-be-determined.

* Two Kitchen Scholarships will be available for those who wish to cook.

How: To register for the retreat, fill out this form.

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Kent Zendo in the News http://kentzendo.org/kent-zendo-in-the-news/2013/03 http://kentzendo.org/kent-zendo-in-the-news/2013/03#comments Wed, 20 Mar 2013 00:55:44 +0000 Kent Zendo http://kentzendo.org/?p=371 3/19/2013 kentwired.com article.

3/19/2013 kentwired.com article.

Chrissy Suttles wrote a nice article on kentwired.com about the Kent Zendo’s activities on and off the Kent State campus today.

 

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Monday Sittings Added http://kentzendo.org/monday-sittings-added/2013/01 http://kentzendo.org/monday-sittings-added/2013/01#comments Wed, 16 Jan 2013 01:42:49 +0000 Kent Zendo http://kentzendo.org/?p=345 by Wade M

photo by Wade M

Thanks to Arthur and Ben, we’ve added a Monday evening sitting to our schedule — 6 pm in room 311 at the Kent State Student Center. Like all of our events, these meetings are open to the public.

Rumor has it these sessions will include some chanting of the Heart Sutra.

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Fall 2012 Retreat Thanks http://kentzendo.org/fall-2012-retreat-thanks/2012/11 http://kentzendo.org/fall-2012-retreat-thanks/2012/11#comments Wed, 21 Nov 2012 03:35:09 +0000 Kent Zendo http://kentzendo.org/?p=332 Thanks to everyone who participated in our retreat this past weekend. Thanks to you and our hosts at the Hermitage, we raised $300 for the Cleveland Foodbank!

 

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Fall 2012 Retreat http://kentzendo.org/fall-2012-retreat/2012/09 http://kentzendo.org/fall-2012-retreat/2012/09#comments Sun, 23 Sep 2012 11:48:20 +0000 Kent Zendo http://kentzendo.org/?p=305 Register for our fall retreat – November 16-18, 2012

Fall 2012 Retreat at The Hermitage at Beaver Run

November 16-18, 2012

Duffer with his keisaku

What: The retreat will feature several hours of Soto Zen-style sitting and walking meditation (zazen and kinhin) per day, meal-time discussions, dharma talks, and private student-teacher interviews (dokusan). We invite you to gather at the campfire to talk and laugh. Bring poetry to share or spend free time walking in the woods.
(See the schedule for more info.)

Where: The Hermitage at Beaver Run [map] offers a natural setting in rural Ohio – woods, ponds, frogs, turtles, dewdrops on grass blades. We will be staying in the renovated barn: a modern facility with bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, showers, a large meditation room and a library. We may also use the Elder House, a separate cabin. If we run out of beds, some of us may sleep in the meditation room.

Who: Open to beginners and experienced practitioners, the retreat will be lead by Tim McCarthy, a teacher in the lineage of Kobun Chino Otagawa, Roshi. Those new to sitting need not feel obligated to join in all meditations if they find it too difficult, but are encouraged to support the group with their presence as much as possible. We ask that participants not differentiate themselves by using Dharma names or ranks, nor by wearing robes or rakasus.

Chow: We eat well. Great vegetarian dishes all weekend. Participants will be asked to share in the responsibility of cooking, table-setting, and clean-up.

What You’ll Need: If you have a zafu, mat or bench, please bring it. Zafus, zabutons, benches, and chairs will be provided for those who need them. Also, bring bath towels, toiletries, and linens. There are blankets on each bed. We suggest you plan on arriving in the late afternoon or early evening of Friday to get settled and have a good dinner. Due to limited parking, carpooling is encouraged if possible. The drive is about two hours from Kent or half an hour from Millersburg.

Cost: $50* This includes lodging and vegetarian meals. If money is a problem, we can work something out. All proceeds will be donated to a charity yet-to-be-determined.

* Two Kitchen Scholarships will be available for those who wish to cook.

How: To register for the retreat, fill out this form.

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Student Center Room Reserved http://kentzendo.org/student-center-room-reserved/2012/09 http://kentzendo.org/student-center-room-reserved/2012/09#comments Sat, 08 Sep 2012 20:43:04 +0000 Kent Zendo http://kentzendo.org/?p=244 Ben has reserved room 304 for us in the Student Center at Kent State University. We will meet there this Fall, Sundays 11 AM to 1 PM, unless otherwise noted on the Events page. Thanks Ben!

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Fall Schedule http://kentzendo.org/fall-schedule/2012/09 http://kentzendo.org/fall-schedule/2012/09#comments Sun, 02 Sep 2012 02:15:56 +0000 Kent Zendo http://kentzendo.org/?p=228 The Fall schedule of events is a work in progress. As the schedule gets filled in, we’ll update the Events page.

If you are a Kent State student who can be a part of our student group, please use the Contact page to get info about joining.

Update September 9, 2012:
The Fall schedule has now been updated with a full list of events.

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New Site Live http://kentzendo.org/new-site-live/2012/08 http://kentzendo.org/new-site-live/2012/08#comments Sun, 05 Aug 2012 11:14:31 +0000 Kent Zendo http://kentzendo.org/?p=219 Welcome to the new Kent Zendo website. We launched the original site over 5 years ago, and it served us well. Thank you, old site!

The updates include a newer look, more social media integration, and greater flexibility for some fun features still in the planning stage.

We hope you enjoy this new site. If you have any suggestions, let us know about them by commenting on this post or using the Contact page.

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Spring 2012 Retreat – Friday, June 01, 2012 http://kentzendo.org/news-55/2012/06 http://kentzendo.org/news-55/2012/06#comments Fri, 01 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Kent Zendo http://kentzendo.org/?p=55 Join us for our Spring 2012 Retreat, June 1-3, at the Hermitage at Beaver Run.

Spring 2012 Retreat at The Hermitage at Beaver Run

June 1-3 2012

What: The retreat will feature several hours of Soto Zen-style sitting and walking meditation (zazen and kinhin) per day, meal-time discussions, dharma talks, and private student-teacher interviews (dokusan). We invite you to gather at the campfire to talk and laugh. Bring poetry to share or spend free time walking in the woods. (See the schedule for more info.)

Where: The Hermitage at Beaver Run [map] offers a natural setting in rural Ohio – woods, ponds, frogs, turtles, dewdrops on grass blades. We will be staying in the renovated barn: a modern facility with bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, showers, a large meditation room and a library. We may also use the Elder House, a separate cabin. If we run out of beds, some of us may sleep in the meditation room.

Who: Open to beginners and experienced practitioners, the retreat will be lead by Tim McCarthy, a teacher in the lineage of Kobun Chino Otagawa, Roshi. Those new to sitting need not feel obligated to join in all meditations if they find it too difficult, but are encouraged to support the group with their presence as much as possible. We ask that participants not differentiate themselves by using Dharma names or ranks, nor by wearing robes or rakasus.

Chow: We eat well. Great vegetarian dishes all weekend. Participants will be asked to share in the responsibility of cooking, table-setting, and clean-up.

What You’ll Need: If you have a zafu, mat or bench, please bring it. Zafus, zabutons, benches, and chairs will be provided for those who need them. Also, bring bath towels, toiletries, and linens. There are blankets on each bed. We suggest you plan on arriving in the late afternoon or early evening of Friday to get settled and have a good dinner. Due to limited parking, carpooling is encouraged if possible. The drive is about two hours from Kent or half an hour from Millersburg.

Cost: $50* This includes lodging and vegetarian meals. If money is a problem, we can work something out. All proceeds will be donated to a charity yet-to-be-determined.

* Two Kitchen Scholarships will be available for those who wish to cook.

How: To register for the retreat, fill out this form.

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