Do you live near Lafayette or pass by there from time to time? An older gentleman and longtime Zen practitioner named Sid, who lives at a nursing facility in Lafayette, has requested visitors from our Sangha to come and meditate with him. Two of us have been doing so for several months, and he deeply appreciates the support for his practice. Sid is totally lucid and meditates every day but is confined to a wheelchair and cannot leave the facility due to physical problems. Visits can be regular or irregular and can be arranged with Sid directly via email.

If you’d like to learn more and perhaps visit Sid, please contact Matt Zepelin:

Sei Ren Laurie Nusbaum, a longtime 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 Laurie in advance to let her know you’ll be coming:

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 Laurie 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 Matt 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.

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
12:15  vegetarian lunch provided by BZC (will have gluten-free and vegan options)
1:15  informal work
2:45  end work / cleanup
3:00  zazen
3:30 end