Yearly Activities Overview 2022

Teachers at AZG:

Jan 21- Feb 1

 

 

Feb 25 - March 8

 

 

 

 

March 25 - April 5

• April - May: 4 week Practice Period

 

 

 

April 22 - May 3

 

 

May 20 – May 31

 

July 1– July 12

 

August 26 -  Sept 6

 

Sept 9, 10, 11 - Rev Alan Senauke

 

 

Sept 23 - Oct 4

• Sept-Nov: 6 week Study Intensive

 

 

 

Oct 28 – Nov 8

 

Dec 2 - Dec 13

Events:

Jan 1 Diamond Sutra Reading

 

 

Feb: Parinirvana

 

 

March 6: Mahapajapati memorial

March 4- 5 Sesshin #1

 

Practice Period Classes: Sundays

4/24, 5/1, 5/22, 5/29

April 2: Jukai

April 3: Buddha’s Birthday

 

April 29-30 Sesshin #2

May 1: Maylie memorial

May 28, half day sit

 

July 9 Tokudo

 

Sept 3 half day sit

 

Visiting teacher sesshin / zazenkai -- Alan

 

 

Sept 25: Dogen and Keizan memorial

Study Intensive classes: Sundays

9/25, 10/2, 10/30, 11/6

Sept 30 - Oct 1 zazenkai (or sesshin, TBD)

Oct 2: Bodhidharma memorial

Nov 6: Sejiki

 

Dec 9-10 Rohatsu Sesshin

(oryoki meals)

Buddha’s awakening

Dec 4: Suzuki memorial & annual memorial for Sangha who have passed

Dec 11: All-Sangha Annual Meeting

12/31: New Year’s Program and fire

 

 

 

AZG Activities

Annual Sangha Membership Meeting: Sunday –Dec 11, 2022

Work Periods: 1st Saturday of Gene’s residence,

1:00 -3:00 pm on these dates: 4/23, 7/2, 8/27, 10/29
9:30-12:00 pm on these dates: 3/26, 5/21, 9/24, 12/3

Home-based Work Periods: Saturdays 9:00-10:30 am, except during sesshin or half-day sits

Hikes: Saturdays, to be determined

PC meetings: 1st Sunday of Gene’s residence, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

1/23, 2/27, 3/27, 4/24, 5/22, 7/3, 8/28, 9/25, 10/30, 12/4

Board meetings: 2nd Sunday of Gene’s residence, 11:00 am-1:00 pm

1/30, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, 5/29, 7/10, 8/7, 9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/11

Priest meetings: 2nd Monday of Gene’s residence, 4:15-5:15 pm

1/31, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2, 5/30, 7/11, 9/5, 10/3, 11/7, 12/12

Informal discussion group: 1st Monday of Gene’s residence, 6:45-8pm, 1/24, 2/28, 3/28, 4/25, 5/23, 7/4, 8/29, 9/26, 10/31, 12/5

Precepts Class Series for Jukai candidates: Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm, 1/23, 1/30, 2/27, 3/6

Jukai: April 2

Spring Class Series: Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm 4/24, 5/1, 5/22, 5/29

Fall Class Series: Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm, 9/25, 10/2, 10/30, 11/6

Potlucks: to be determined

Precepts Renewal (Informal) Ceremonies: On full moons, replaces the evening weekday service: 1/17, 2/16, 3/18, 4/15, 5/16, 6/14, 7/13, 8/11, 9/9, 10/10

Formal full moon ceremonies: replaces evening zazen when Gene is with AZG: 11/7, 12/7

Sunday Program:  Guest teachers: 1/ 2, 2/6, 6/5, 7/31 (or 8/7), 10/23

                                Book readings: Occurs on Sundays where there is no Dharma talk

                                Poetry: 3rd Sundays (except December)

Orientation to Zen Practice: - 1st Monday of Gene’s residence 4:30 pm

Zazen/Well-being Ceremony: Mondays 10:00-10:45 am

Other AZG Activities:

Sangha Support Net – to be determined

Shelter Cooking: 2nd and 4th Fridays 1:30 pm

Zendo Roles practice sessions: some Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm; for targeted groups

Ways and Means Committee Meetings: Meets January, April, July, August, October, and December (see calendar for dates)

Zen Sewing Classes: most Saturdays 3:30-5:00 pm

Sewing assistants: Mondays 3:00-4:30 pm (when Gene is not in residence); Mondays 2:30-4:00 pm (when Gene is in residence)

Pelican Bay: to be determined

HSU Religious Studies: to be determined; usually held in Oct/Nov

True North: second Wednesdays