Schedule

Schedule Update: We hope this finds you safe and well.  For the time being, in-person sits are canceled at AZC due to Covid-19.  However, AZC will continue to practice sitting together while protecting public health by using the Zoom online platform.  All are welcome to join! 

There are three regular AZC offerings for this season online sitting: Sunday Service, Weekday Morning Sits, and Book Club.

1. Sunday Service 
Hosted on Zoom by Genmyo or Darcy, Sundays, 9:00 am – 10:30 am.  The schedule will be:

9:00-9:25 sitting meditation
9:25-9:30 walking
9:30-9:55 sitting
9:55-10:00 walking
10:00 dharma talk by Genmyo
A chance to share thoughts or reflections with the group (optional) will follow the talk.

On the first Sunday of each month, dokusan is offered.
The third Sunday of each month is Sangha Sunday, an open forum to bring a reading or a reflection that has been nourishing your practice.

2. Weekday Morning Sits
Offered on Zoom Monday-Thursday 6:30 am – 7:30 am.  No morning sit on Federal Holidays. The meditation schedule will be:

6:30-6:55 am sitting
6:55-7:00 am walking
7:00-7:25 am sitting
A chance to share thoughts or reflections with the group (optional) will follow.

For both the Sunday and Morning sits, one can join the online meeting room before the first sit, or during the walking time(s), just as in our in-person zendo.  People may sit the first period, second period or both. 

3. Book Club
Anchorage Zen Community is also hosting a book club on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.

We are beginning a new book: From The Zen Kitchen To Enlightenment: Refining Your Life by Eihei Dogen and Kosho Uchiyama, Thomas Wright (Translator). Please bring questions or comments to discuss.
All are welcome! Please bring questions or comments to discuss.

December 12 is the next scheduled meeting.

Sunday Service, Morning Sits, and Book Club will all be offered via Zoom.

Please call AZC at 907-563-4936 for the online Zoom meeting ID number.

We hope these meetings give a chance for folks to reconnect or to try out the group for the first time.  If you haven’t sat in-person before and have questions, please email zen@alaska-zen.org

Find our MeetUp here.

Online Sunday Service

Sun: 9:00-10:30AM

9:00-9:25 sitting meditation
9:25-9:30 walking
9:30-9:55 sitting
9:55-10:00 walking
10:00 dharma talk by Genmyo
A chance to share thoughts or reflections with the group (optional) will follow the talk.

Please call AZC at 907-563-4936 for the online Zoom meeting ID number.

First Sundays, Dokusan is offered.

Second and fourth Sundays, Genmyo will offer teisho

Third Sundays, are “Sangha Sunday,” an opportunity to bring a reading or reflection that has nourished your practice lately.


Newcomer Instruction

TBD

If you are new to Zen Buddhism, please contact genmyo@alaska-zen.org or call AZC at 907-563-4936 


Dharma School

4th Sun: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Dharma school meets during the school year and is on hold for the time being.  Stay tuned for updates.  For more information on Dharma school for children, teens and families, click here.  


Book Club

2nd and 4th Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm

Anchorage Zen Community is hosting a book club 2nd and 4th Thursdays from 6:30-8:30.

Please call AZC at 907-563-4936 for the online Zoom meeting ID number, password, and current reading.


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