Dear Anchorage Zen Community Sangha,
Our latest newsletter from AZC is now posted and you can view it here.
Looking forward to sitting together in the New Year!
In-person sitting on Sunday mornings continues…
with proof of vaccination and masks
at 711 Barrow Street
There will still be zoom on Sundays; there is a new zoom meeting number, email firstname.lastname@example.org to get connected (rsvp on Meetup won’t automatically send the meeting number so please reach out by email).
Book group and weekday morning sits are still happening on the new zoom as well, full schedule below.
Looking forward to sitting in person again,
Our online sitting offerings continue to be:
- Weekday morning sitting Mondays through Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 am
- Sunday Service 8:30-11:00 am, (also in-person at 711 Barrow Street)
- Book discussion group: second Thursday of the month at 5:30 pm
Email email@example.com, or check our Meet-up at https://www.meetup.com/
for more info and how to join.
About the Anchorage Zen Community
The mission of the Anchorage Zen Community is to realize, embody, and communicate the teachings of the Buddha as conveyed by the Soto school. At this time we do not have a residential program or Social Service resources. We sit in community for the sake of all beings. Anchorage Zen Community strives to integrate formal Zen practice and everyday life for personal and social transformation.
Nirvana is here, before your eyes
This very place is the Lotus Land
This very body the Buddha
– Hakuin Zenji
For thirty years, small groups of people have been practicing the way of the Buddha here in Anchorage. We have carried our practice into our daily lives as we have cleaned creeks, visited prisoners, celebrated Buddha’s birthday and enlightenment, held services and activities for children, organized interfaith potlucks, sat with the dying, and chanted for the dead.
The current head priest of the community is Genmyo Zeedyk. She joined us in January 2012.
In the midst of the busyness of life, we continue to offer a place to practice just sitting in silence. We invite you to join us.