Sessions here reflect the schedule for the current seasonal practice period.
Remaining Classes Thru May 2017 (the Fall and Winter 2017/18 classes will be posted August 1, 2017)
Based on the book, "Being Dharma-The Essence of the Buddha's Teaching", by Ajahn Chah, this class is designed to take The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Noble Path out of the realm of ancient teachings and place them directly in the laps of our 21st century thoughts and behaviors. The class will include lecture, discussion, and some group activities tailored to assist us in creating awareness and examining specific and behavioral changes in our lives on a moment-by-moment basis.
Dates: Tuesdays March 14 and 21 7:00 pm
Facilitator: Dr Ahm Koh David Beighley
Pre-register by March 7 by either emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 616-822-2465
Fundamentals of Buddhism
This is an introductoryclass for those who are either new to Buddhism or would like to explore basic Buddhist Beliefs and Practices. This two session class with explore the following basic principles: Three Marks of the Dharma, The Four Noble Truths. The Noble Eight Fold Path, The Four Immeasurables, the Six Paramitas, basic scriptures. and an Introduction to Meditation. This exploration is NOT an in-depth examination of these topics,but is rather a survey of them to acquaint the newcomer with these fundamental teachings.
Dates: Tuesdays June 6 and 13 at 7:00 pm
Teacher: Venerable Deok Wun
Pre-Register by June 4 by either calling 616-822-2465 or emailing email@example.com
On-Going: Every Thursday Morning (everyone is invited)
9:00am: Dharma Discussion Group
10:00am: Sutra Discussion Group
Facilitator: Ven Hung Su(contact him with questions)
Retreats for the winter and spring have been completed. Check back in August for the 2017/18 Retreat schedule
Special Saturday Morning Teaching and Meditation Session
On Saturday April 1 from 8-10:30 am our Guiding Teacher, Venerable Deon Wun, will offer a special teaching and meditation session entitled, "The Inconceivable and Indestructible: Emptiness and Suchness". This session will involve several teachings on the Buddhist teachings on emptiness and suchness, one of the most misunderstood of Buddhist teachings. Using materials from modern science, philosophy and the traditional Buddhist sources, participants will be lead to an understanding of this most important teaching. Guided meditations will highlight the teachings.
Because of the nature of this session those attending must commit to attending the entire session. There will not be an opportunity to either leave early or come late.
If you wish to attend please email Teacher at deokwun@grzen,org or call 616 822 2465 not later than Wednesday March 29
Suggested donation is $5
Lojong is “Mind Training for Compassion”. These are periods of guided mediation using recitations and periods of reflection. All Lojong practice sessions take place on the evening of the Full Moon at 5:30 pm.
Sunday, October 16
Monday, November 14
Wednesday, December 14
Thursday, January 12
Sunday, March 12 (will be part of Sunday morning service and not in the evening)
Tuesday, April 11
Meditation in The Body
This is a series of body meditations that ground us in our physical being. These guided meditations facilitate a deep relaxation into non-conceptual awareness. They support our practice of sitting meditation and bring a healing awareness to the body and mind. Most of these meditations are done lying down.
The Saturday sessions consist of three different meditations, beginning on the hour; you can come to all or one; just be sure to be there at the start of the hour you plan to join (you cannot start in the middle of the hour). The Thursday sessions are one hour long.
A donation of $5 is suggested
Please contact Jill Eggers at firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions.
Please check back later for a new schedule
Sunday April 9: Ordination Sunday (potluck)
Sunday, June 4---Precepts Sunday (Potluck)
Buddhist Based Addiction Recovery Meetings (open meetings)
Mondays: at Temple 6:30 pm meditation / 7:00 pm meeting
Wednesdays at Alano North Club; 1020 College Ave NE; 6:30 pm meditation / 7:00 pm meeting
Thursdays: at Temple 6:30 meditation / 7:00 pm Meeting
Fridays at Temple; 10:30 am meditation / 11:00 am meeting