On Sunday, August 28th, 2016, 9am to 6pm, the Rinzai Zen Sangha will conduct an all-day OBON Memorial Zazen-Kai to honor the spirit of family, friends and all living beings, known and unknown, who have gone before us.
Ven. Eido Shimano Roshi will be our honored guest to conduct this Sangha ceremony.
This year, the Rinzai Zen Sangha will host the OBON Memorial as a full day zazenkai with Zazen in the morning and the OBON Ceremony in the afternoon. Our deep presence and strong awareness of NOW will only bring positive energy into our future that will overcome the circumstances of our past.
Please prepare a list of the names of deceased ones if you have not done so already. You many have it ready as you enter the center for registration. A blank form is attached for your convenience. Also attached is a copy of the Dai Segaki Chants for your convenience. Copies will also be available in the Zendo when the OBON Ceremony begins.
The OBON MEMORIAL Zazen-Kai Schedule:
09:00 ‐ 09:30 am Doors Open (Change into Robes for Zazen)
We will be hosted by theAmerican Buddhist Study Center of New York City located on the 3rdfloor (marked as 2ndfloor) of the NY Buddhist Church at 331 Riverside Drive, NYC 10025 near 105thStreet.
The suggested contribution for this ALL DAY ZAZEN‐KAI including lunch will be $60 per person which will be collected at the door. Seating will be very limited so please confirm your RSVP as soon as possible.
Please contact me if you have any questions, comments or requests.