Russian River Zendo 2017/18 Event Calendar
Russian River Zendo
Saturday Morning Sitting & Tea
14050 Gabes Rock Road
Guerneville, CA 95446
9:00 AM - Informal Zazen & Service
10 AM - Zazen
10:35 AM - Dharma Talk & Tea
Please wear simple loose comfortable clothing suitable for sitting on the floor (chairs are available if needed).
Turn off Rt 116 -- Main Street in Guerneville -- onto Gabes Rock Rd. This is a small road coming into Main St on one side only, and is not easily seen. On the corner is a Mexican restaurant whose neon sign can be seen from a distance and a cafe called Spliffs. Look for these landmarks because the street sign is not very visible. Once on Gabes Rock Rd, climb; we are nestled into the first large curve on your left: a red house with green trim. Parking around the zendo is reserved for handicapped visitors and others who have trouble walking. Otherwise, please park in the Park'n'Ride lot in downtown Guerneville.
TUESDAY EVENING SITTING & DISCUSSION
7:00pm to 8:45pm
432B Center St. (2nd Floor), Healdsburg
6:45-7:00pm Instruction for BEGINNERS
7:00-7:35pm ZaZen Sitting
7:35-7:40pm Walking Meditation
7:40-820pm Tea and Dharma Talk
Bring cushions & mats -- Chairs provided
Wear loose, warm clothing
SUNDAY PRACTICE DAYS 9am-2pm
Small Group Practice Day with Tony Patchel, on
an as requested basis.
[Includes sitting, studying and group discussion, walking, cooking and eating a meal together]
PERSONAL EVENTS BY
* Weddings, Memorial Services, Forgiveness Ceremonies and other personal commemorations and celebrations are gladly planned and performed.
* It is also possible to arrange an individual sesshin of one, two or three days length with Tony Patchell. Personal sesshins include zazen, study, personal interviews, cooking meals and walking together.
* Lay and Priest Ordination Ceremonies. Study in the precepts is available upon request. Jukai, receiving the precepts as a lay practitioner, involves a one-year study in the Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts, and may or may not include sewing Buddha’s robe, a chest-length rakusu. Tokudo, receiving the precepts as a Zen Buddhist Priest, requires several years of individual study and practice with Zen ritual and formal services, as well as sewing a full-length Buddha’s robe.