Genzo-e Sesshin 2019
Jun
13
to Jun 16

Genzo-e Sesshin 2019

Genzo-e sesshin is an opportunity for a deep exploration of the teachings of Dogen Zenji. Taught by Kokyo Henkel, Jikoji & Santa Cruz Zen Center will gather together in the tradition of the ancient monastics to delve into the Shobogenzo as text and as experience. -Led by Kokyo Henkel

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Kobun Memorial Weekend
Jul
26
to Jul 28

Kobun Memorial Weekend

Join us as we spend the weekend honoring the memory of Jikoji founder Kobun Chino Otogawa Roshi. We begin Friday with a social dinner, then a walk to the ridge in appreciation of the Santa Cruz Mountains, so much a part of Kobun's vision for Jikoji. Our formal program starts Saturday with periods of zazen and readings from Kobun’s transcripts. More information.

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Tanjo-e Sesshin 2019
Apr
1
to Apr 7

Tanjo-e Sesshin 2019

Sesshin is translated to mean “Embracing Mind”. For seven days you’re invited to enter into silence, meditation, and mindfulness. This is an opportunity for both new & seasoned meditators to practice side-by-side. For people new to Zen this is the chance to engage with an experienced teacher and establish a regular Zazen (sitting) practice. More information.

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Sangha Meeting
Mar
29
1:00 PM13:00

Sangha Meeting

The teachers of the Phoenix Cloud Sangha invite all who are interested to an open Sangha Meeting at Jikoji on Friday, March 29th. It will be led by Reverend Jakko Eso, Vanja Palmers, the senior dharma heir to Kobun Chino Otogawa Roshi. The meeting is from 1 pm to 4 pm and will focus on sangha-related issues. More information.

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Sangam: A Special Fundraising Concert
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

Sangam: A Special Fundraising Concert

Jikoji is happy to be presenting Sangam, a chamber music duo of sitarist Paul Livingstone and cellist Peter Jacobson. We are presenting this concert to help raise funds to renovate or replace our water tank. The Jikoji water tank serves the water needs of Jikoji as well as providing fire service water not just Jikoji, but also the Jikoji neighborhood. Please join us for this special concert to help raise funds for this important project.

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Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Zen Priest Ordination Ceremony

Jikoji warmly invites all Sangha members to the Zen priest ordination of Shuho Mike Newhall’s student, Taizan Gendo (Mark Adams), followed by a tea reception. Called “Shukke Tokudo,” the ordination ceremony is a formal deepening of commitment to a life of service in dedication to the three treasures – Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. We hope you can attend this beautiful tradition, which begins after the close of our week-long Rohatsu Sesshin.

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Rohatsu Sesshin
Dec
2
to Dec 9

Rohatsu Sesshin

Rohatsu Sesshin is the traditional winter sesshin commemorating Buddha's enlightenment of all beings extending to this very moment. Rohatsu will be conducted without chants, talks, service, or dokusan.  From Monday through Saturday, Rohatsu will be conducted in silence with just zazen and kinhin. Kobun said enlightenment is an accident and zazen makes one accident prone!  Please come join us for this opportunity to practice together. 

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ZenIt Presentation with Amil Khanzada
Nov
18
2:00 PM14:00

ZenIt Presentation with Amil Khanzada

Amil will come to talk at Jikoji on Sunday, 11/18 at 2pm in the community building, so please join in! Amil I grew up in the SF Bay Area and has worked in software engineering for about 8 years. Earlier this year he moved to Eiheiji town in Japan, the "headquarters" of Japanese Soto Zen.

There he is starting a new movement called ZenIT, which aims to combine Zen philosophy and meditation with Silicon Valley's cutting-edge work ethic to create a new style of working that is very peaceful yet highly productive. The world needs something like this now, since there is too much stress in the workplace.  This project has visibility and/or support from the Eiheiji mayor, Fukui governor, executives of several software companies, and hundreds of One Young World peace ambassadors worldwide.

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