Where: Oxford Garden Farms (about 20 minutes NE of Boulder)

When: Saturday, Oct. 5th, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Tickets: Coming soon! Look for an email announcement, or check back here for a link…

Join the Boulder Zen Center Sangha at beautiful Oxford Gardens farm for a harvest season dinner! In addition to a delicious farm-to-table dinner cooked by Deborah Detchon, Tenzo (head chef) at the Crestone Mtn. Zen Center, there will be live music from Sangha members, gorgeous views of the Front Range, and a wonderful opportunity to connect with others in the BZC community. This event is open to everyone, and you are encouraged to bring your kids and invite friends and family!

Funds raised from the dinner will go toward our campaign to build a new deck in front of the Zendo — a project that will beautify the property, make the Zendo entrance more functional, and deal with longstanding water drainage issues in the courtyard.

Can’t make it? If you’d like to support our fundraiser (see details below) but can’t make the event, please consider donating to the campaign via this fundraising page.

Tim Hogan, a longtime Zen practitioner and student of Zentatsu Baker Roshi, will offer an informal introduction to Zen practice at 9:00 a.m., at the Briar Rose Bed and Breakfast, 2151 Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder. Just come in the front door and ask any of the Briar Rose staff to help you find the zendo (meditation room).

Registration is not required, but if possible, please email Tim in advance to let him know you’ll be coming: Tim.Hogan ‘at’ colorado.edu

The session will last until 10:30 or 11:00 a.m., depending on the group, and how many questions people bring. This event will provide an introduction to Zen practice and its forms, and provide plenty of opportunity for discussion and questions. The event is free and open to everyone; donations to the Boulder Zen Center will be accepted. Please contact Tim if you have any questions.

Come join the Boulder Zen Center Sangha for a day of community work practice! We’ll deep-clean the Zendo, tend to the yard and gardens, and do other projects that benefit our practice space and give a boost to the hard-working employees of the Briar Rose.

It is wonderful to share the full day of practice together, for those who are able to stay through the entire schedule. That said, we also welcome participation for any part of the day.

Please RSVP to Laurie if you plan to come for any part of the day, to help in planning projects. Also, if you know ahead of time, please include whether or not you’d like lunch. We’ll finalize the orders Saturday morning and will gather food restriction info then as well. laurie.nusbaum@gmail.com

The schedule is as follows:

9:00  zazen
9:40  kinhin
9:50  dharma talk
10:30  work meeting
10:45  formal (silent) work practice
12:30  vegetarian lunch provided by BZC (will have gluten-free and vegan options)
1:15  informal work
2:20  end work / cleanup
2:30 zazen
3:00  end

The Four Bodhisattva Vows:

Transformation, Liberation, Wisdom, Compassionate Action

A Weekend Seminar at Dharma Sangha Boulder/Briar Rose B&B

Seminars led by Zenki Christian Dillo Roshi are an opportunity for new and experienced students to explore teachings of Zen Buddhism together. The topic for each seminar is developed through informal Dharma talks, question and answer, open discussion, and small groups.

Participants in this seminar are invited to stay at the Briar Rose. It is also possible to participate while staying at home, though all are encouraged to attend morning and evening Zazen and meals. BZC can only accommodate a limited number of people, so please register early if you would like to be assured a spot at this seminar.

The seminar will begin with dinner Friday evening at 6:00 p.m., run from early morning Zazen through evening Zazen on Saturday, and early morning Zazen through lunch on Sunday. Participants are encouraged to stay after lunch Sunday for a Sangha meeting at 1:30 p.m. (All are welcome and encouraged to come to the open Sangha meeting, whether or not you attend the seminar.)

The cost for the seminar is $225. Several scholarship slots are available. Please contact Laurie Nusbaum (contact info below) if you would like to be considered for a slot.

If you have questions, or to reserve a space for this seminar, please contact Laurie Nusbaum – laurie.nusbaum@gmail.com