Windhorse Zen Community
Zoom Autumn Ango
September 10 through December 17
We all live varied lives. So, too, will intensified practice look different for each of us. Whether we’ve been practicing for a month or for decades, Ango’s challenge remains the same. In your own life, with your own family, dealing with your own schedule, what could deeper practice look like?
For 98 days, from September 10th to December 17th, with support and encouragement from the Sangha through seven biweekly Zoom Sunday evening meetings (7:30-9:00 PM), we’ll cultivate together the skills to navigate the various challenges to deeper practice. There will be support and Sangha engagement between meetings, too. You’ll be expected to commit to at least five of the seven meetings.
How do we deal with the constant distractions of technology? How does focused attention help develop joy and gratitude? How do we maintain a seamless samadhi on and off the cushion? We’ll look at all of this and more. The only way to find out is by diving in — join us.
Registration closes on August 29.
Questions? Contact Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A New Article by Roshi Sunya
When I was a teenager in the ‘60’s, one of the few Zen books available was Nancy Wilson Ross’s The World of Zen. That rich anthology of writings sat on the single bookshelf in the small bedroom I shared with my sister Martha, next to Hesse’s Siddhartha, Paul Reps’ Zen Flesh Zen Bones, and some collections of haiku. Having pored over Ross’s book many times, I must have come upon the line by Leonardo Da Vinci. But it didn’t leave an impression, I didn’t remember it. Having no actual practice, let alone Zen experience, it must have gone right by me at the time.
Then about 20 years ago, thumbing through the old falling-apart book, I found this short passage by him:
“Among the great things which are to be found
the Being of Nothingness is the greatest.”