Do-un Nikki Dunas, a longtime practitioner within the Dharma Sangha, 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). 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 Nikki via email (nikkizenlife ‘at’ if you have any questions.

Working together is an important aspect of Zen, a chance to practice mindfulness and care for one’s surroundings in activity with others. These Saturday work days, which we hold several times a year, bring us together as a Sangha and support our connection to the whole property and to the workers who run the Briar Rose Bed & Breakfast.
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 father food restriction info then as well.)
The schedule is as follows:
9:00  zazen
9:40  kinhin
9:50  dharma discussion
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