Update: Please call 907-563-4936, for Zoom meeting ID# and password for online sittings. All events for AZC are on Zoom at this time due to COVID-19.
In addition to AZC offerings, we wanted to share some upcoming opportunities for extended sitting offered on Zoom. Mountain Lamp Community in Washington state is holding Zazenkai: August 7-9, led by Genmyo’s Diamond Sangha teacher, Jack Duffy.
Mountain Lamp Community in Washington state is holding Zazenkai: August 7-9, led by Genmyo’s Diamond Sangha teacher, Jack Duffy. Registration info below, and if you would like dokusan with Genmyo, please email firstname.lastname@example.org as well.
All times listed are SEATTLE time, so AK participants will join one hour earlier than listed. The detailed schedule for the Aug 7-9 retreat is:
Friday: 6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Dokusan with Jack Duffy or Genmyo (AZC folks) will be offered to full-time participants who are committed to Silence for the entire weekend ie no e-mail, text, internet use, social conversation. If you would like dokusan, please register.
Registration: For those wanting dokusan with Jack or Genmyo, please send an email confirming your plan for full-time attendance to Shelly Farber email@example.com. It would be helpful to receive part-time registration as well, though not required and all are welcome to attend at the last minute.
Zoom: A link will be sent to attendees prior to the weekend.
Dana: There will be no set fee for this retreat. We will ask for dana (donation as able) for the teaching.
Friday, Aug 7, 2020:
6:30pm introductions, instruction on retreat Zoom use
8:15 Samu, cleaning your space
12:30—lunch prep, video on for announcements, gathas (chants), off for meal
2:25 be seated
5:00—supper prep, video on for announcements, gathas (chants), off for meal
6:55 be seated
Sunday (Same as Saturday until 5 PM)
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. 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, and 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.