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Bodhidharma: Daylong Meditation Retreat
Sat, Jan 20 onetime 6 AM - 9 PM
Location: Upaya Zen Center

Named after Bodhidharma, the first Ancestor of Zen, this silent retreat is a full day of sitting and walking meditation with one hour of work practice. Enrich your experience by spending the weekend. $50 includes meals, $150 includes two nights lodging, 6 am–9 pm, 505-986-8518, upaya.org. visit our website
The Gate of Sweet Nectar Liturgy
Sun, Jan 21 onetime 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: Upaya Zen Center

Chant the Gate of Sweet Nectar Liturgy calling to all who are lost, hunger, and thirst, including the parts of ourselves that we think insufficient. We offer the bodhi mind of wisdom and compassion. Please arrive by 5:20 pm. visit our website
Metta Refuge Council
Tue, Jan 23 onetime 10:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Location: Upaya Zen Center

For those who struggle with illness and loss, this is an opportunity for sharing life experiences in a setting of compassion and confidentiality. Susan Benjamin may be contacted for more information at arttherapy@aol.com, 505-982-9261. Free, donations accepted, 10:30 am–12:45 pm. visit our website
Dharma Talk by Sensei Irène Kaigetsu Bakker and Sensei Shinzan Palma
Wed, Jan 24 onetime 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: Upaya Zen Center

This weeks talk is by Sensei Irène Kaigetsu Bakker and Sensei Shinzan Palma. It's entitled: "Two Arrows Meeting In Midair." The evening begins with a 15-minute meditation. Please arrive by 5:20. Free, donations gratefully accepted. visit our website
Dharma Discussion Group
Sun, Jan 28 onetime 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Upaya Zen Center

The Upaya Local Sangha meets most 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. This is a chance to meet fellow practitioners and share thoughts, feelings, and experiences related to Buddhist practice. Free, 7–8:30 pm. visit our website
Metta Refuge Council
Tue, Jan 30 onetime 10:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Location: Upaya Zen Center

For those who struggle with illness and loss, this is an opportunity for sharing life experiences in a setting of compassion and confidentiality. Susan Benjamin may be contacted for more information at arttherapy@aol.com, 505-982-9261. Free, donations accepted, 10:30 am–12:45 pm. visit our website
Fusatsu
Wed, Jan 31 onetime 12:20 PM - 1:20 PM
Location: Upaya Zen Center

Fusatsu is an ancient Zen Buddhist ceremony of atonement, purification, and renewal of vows. We acknowledge the truth that suffering is caused by our own ignorant views. Free, 12:20 pm, 505-986-8518, upaya.org. visit our website
Dharma Talk by Natalie Goldberg
Wed, Jan 31 onetime 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: Upaya Zen Center

This week's talk is by local author and Zen practitioner, Natalie Goldberg. It's entitled, "The Mind of Haiku as a Full Practice." The evening begins with a 15-minute meditation. Please arrive by 5:20 pm. Free, 505-986-8518, upaya.org. visit our website
The Way of Haiku
Fri, Feb 2, 2018 thru Sun, Feb 4, 2018
onetime 11:59 PM - 11:59 PM
Location: Upaya Zen Center

Roshi Joan Halifax, Sensei Kaz Tanahashi, Natalie Goldberg, and Clark Strand study the poetry of Shiki Masaoka (1867-1902) who advocated the portrayal of nature in haiku and revived the poetic form. Friday 5–9 pm, all day Saturday, ends Sunday at noon. $320 includes meals, 505-986-8518, upaya.org. visit our website
Zen Meditation Instruction
Sun, Feb 4 onetime 3 PM - 4 PM
Location: Upaya Zen Center

This is an opportunity for those new to Upaya and meditation to receive instruction on Zen meditation and etiquette. Registration is recommended. RSVP to temple@upaya.org or 505-986-8518 ext 121. Please arrive by 2:50 pm. Free, 3–4 pm, upaya.org. visit our website

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