TALKS, CLASSES, CEREMONIES, ETC. (for meditation retreats, see below)

Spring Work Day

Saturday, April 4th, 10:00 am. Bring your gloves, shovel, and prepare to get dirty as we beautify the Zen Center! As always, lunch will be served

Buddha’s birthday celebration and precepts ceremony

We’ll bathe the baby Buddha and show our support for the folks taking precepts. Sunday April 12, 10:30 a.m. Followed by a pot luck lunch.

Kido (chanting retreat)

Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Join us as we chant and use percussion instruments in the wilds of Jefferson County (near Oskaloosa). Details (including cost) to be announced in early April. Location will be announced to registrants only.

Asana & Meditation: Practicum & Discussion

Saturday, May 2, 2015, 1:30-4:30pm, Yoga Center of Lawrence, 920 Massachusetts St., Suite 4, Lawrence. Lead by Zen Master Hae Kwang (Stan Lombardo) and Todd Wyant.

This is a continuation of what we did in our Yoga & Zen practicum last December. The handout for that session is attached. Our intent is two-fold: to explore the common roots of Buddhist and Yogic meditation practice, and to help restore meditation to the current practice of yoga. May event will include:

  • Brief further consideration of meditation practice in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
  • A first look at meditation practice as outlined in the Bhagavad Gita
  • Meditative asana practice as recommended by B.K.S. Iyengar in The Tree of Yoga
  • Open discussion of future initiatives and possibilities

A detailed handout with source materials will be sent to enrolled participants prior to the event. Please register with Todd Wyant: marktoddwyant @hughes.net. Participation will be limited to 20.