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Bodhidharma Day – Sunday, Oct. 8

Posted on Sep 27, 2017 in Sangha Blog | 0 comments

Bodhidharma Day – Sunday, Oct. 8

In many Zen places in this country and other lands, early October is the time to focus on Bodhidharma, the great Dharma Ancestor known as the founder of our Zen school. According to tradition, this is the time of the 5th or 6th century master’s death– an event considered to be highly significant in Asia (far more so than birthdays).

So please join us this Sunday, Oct. 8, for our 9:30-11:30 program, when we too will zero in on this colorful and mysterious Brahmin prince-turned-Zen patriarch by highlighting some of the stories and teachings connected with him.  As usual, we’ll gather afterward for a vegetarian potluck: food offerings appreciated, of course, but never mandatory.

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Upcoming Spring Equinox Sesshin

Posted on Mar 7, 2015 in Sangha Blog | 1 comment

Upcoming Spring Equinox Sesshin
We’re gearing up for the 7-day March sesshin that begins on Saturday, March 21, the first day of Spring. Sesshin ends on Saturday afternoon, March 28th. Read more [...] Read More

Thanksgiving and Renewal

Posted on Nov 29, 2014 in Sangha Blog | 0 comments

Thanksgiving and Renewal
A Time of Thanksgiving and Renewal November 29, 2014 Dear Friends and Sangha, What an amazing fall we’ve had in these ancient mountains! So many golden days, with the woods surrounding Windhorse overflowing with the gorgeous colors of autumn. Now it’s growing colder and the mountains whiter – the time each year when we turn to you, members and friends of Windhorse, to thank you for all the help you’ve given this dharma community, and to ask for your continued support. This year is no exception. What is exceptional is that a couple of months ago we received a special ‘bequest’ connected with the estate of Margaret Sachter, Lawson’s mother. Thanks to this gift we’re now well into the final phase of our long-lived construction project. We’ve already passed all ‘rough-in’ inspections, soundproofed the sleeping areas, insulated the entire building and completed the dry wall work. Painting is scheduled for next week. We’re really getting there! With even a modestly successful fundraising effort we’ll be able to get our Certificate of Occupancy, that elusive piece of paper that finally allows us to start using this space. With some additional support we’ll actually be able to complete the trim and tile work, too. As many people know, the past years, and especially the past 18 months, have been a time of unusually slow donations for many not-for-profits. Windhorse is no exception, and we’ve also been saddled with some major expenses, including Read more [...] Read More

Thanksgiving Day at Windhorse

Posted on Nov 21, 2014 in Sangha Blog | 0 comments

Thanksgiving Day at Windhorse

Thanksgiving 2014

November 27, 2014
Thanksgiving Day at Windhorse: Vegetarian Potluck Feast and Festive Gathering, 2:00 pm
All are invited to this annual Windhorse event! Please let us know soon if you’d like to join us, and what food offering you plan to bring.

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Rohatsu Sesshin 2014, Dec. 6 – 13

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 in Sangha Blog | 0 comments

Rohatsu Sesshin 2014, Dec. 6 – 13

WZC 2014 rohatsu sesshin

The Buddha’s Enlightenment 7 – day Sesshin is coming right up: December 6 – 13, 2014

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Feel free to call the center a couple of days later, to verify you’ve been accepted. Naturally, full-time participants will be given first priority.

December 6 – 13, 2014
Deadline for applications: Wednesday, Nov. 19

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