Windhorse News & Events

Windhorse Sittings and Programs: May 2019

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening,
that is translated through you into action;
and because there is only one of you in all time,
this expression is unique.
And if you block it, it will never exist in any other medium,
and will be lost.
— Martha Graham

Weekly Programs and Formal Sittings

May Schedule
Tuesday, May 7 Evening sitting with dokusan, 7 -9 pm
Thursday, May 9 Evening sitting with dokusan, 7-9 pm
Sunday, May 12 Usual program, 9:30 – 11:30 am, followed by potluck

Monday, May 13 5-day Zentensive begins, ending on Saturday, May 18

Tuesday, May 21 Evening sitting with dokusan, 7-9 pm
Thursday, May 23 Evening sitting with dokusan, 7-9 pm
Saturday, May 25 Festive work day: preparations for Buddha’s
Birthday – Open House
(Please help if you can!)

Children most welcome! — Save the date — details to be announced

Monday, May 27 Deadline to apply to the June Summer Solstice

Sunday Programs: 
May 12.: We will have a program this Sunday, 9:30-11:30 a.m., followed by a sangha potluck, as always

May 26.: 9:30-11:30, BUDDHA’S BIRTHDAY – OPEN HOUSE
Children most welcome! — Save the date — details to be announced

Evening Sittings: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7-9:00 pm
Please join us for these combinations of zazen, dokusan and (on Tuesday) chanting. They’ll be happening whenever we are not in sesshin or on holiday:
Tuesdays: May 7, May 21
Thursdays: May 9, May 23

Sunya’s podcasts have been available on iTunes, and can also now be found on Spotify. You need to sign up to access Spotify but it’s free (here’s a link: Listen on Spotify!), . Some have recommended Podbean – we’re still working on finding the best, most accessible venues. Thanks for your patience, and we appreciate your suggestions and feedback!

Getting Started at Windhorse Zen Community

Beginning a Zen practice at Windhorse is quite simple: send an email and/or give us a call (contact info below) to schedule a first sitting at the center in Alexander, NC, about a 20-minute drive from downtown Asheville.

We ask everyone, whatever their background in practice, to go through a basic orientation, which generally takes about 45 minutes.

The best time for new people to come ​for this ​is usually on Sunday morning at 8:45, before the 9:30-11:30 program of zazen meditation and dharma talk. If that doesn’t work for you, we can arrange to meet before a Tuesday or Thursday evening sitting, which begins at 7:00 pm. More information >>>