Thursday, June 26, 2014

Dai Segaki Zazen-Kai 
Kips Bay Community Center, 
New York City Sunday, July 13th, 2014, 9am to 6pm 

Dear Dharma Friend,

 On Sunday, July 13th, 2014 the Rinzai Zen Sangha will host an all-day DAI SEGAKI ZAZEN‐KAI at the Kips Bay Community Center in New York City.

 Ven. Eido Shimano Roshi will be our honored guest to lead this special Sangha event.

 Dai Segaki is a traditional ceremony dedicated for all known and unknown Dharma brothers and sisters, deceased as well as alive, who need the acknowledgement and support by those living today. We acknowledge that we are all “hungry ghosts” who travel our paths with greed, anger, folly, jealousy, insecurity, and fear.

As human beings, we are all so thirsty waiting to receive a drop of Dharma Nectar as if we face a barren desert that has no end. Please prepare a list of the names of deceased ones, as well those who are alive yet in trouble. Have it ready as you enter the center for registration.

The Dai Segaki Zazen‐Kai Schedule:

09:00 ‐ 09:30 am                      Doors Open ( Registration and Changing into Robes)
09:30 ‐ 12:15                            Morning Service / Zazen
12:15 ‐ 01:30 pm                      Lunch Break ( Individual Vegetarian Meals Served )
01:30 ‐ 02:15                            Zazen
02:30 ‐ 03:30                            Dharma Talk by Ven. Eido Shimano Roshi
03:30 ‐ 05:00                            Dai Segaki Ceremony
05:00 ‐ 06:00                            Informal Sarei and Departure

 The suggested contribution for this ALL DAY ZAZEN‐KAI including lunch will be $40 per person which will be collected at the door. Seating will be very limited so please confirm your RSVP as soon as possible.

All RSVPS must be sent to me by email: You will be confirmed by return email and given further instructions and directions when you are included on our list of attendees.

Please contact me if you have any questions, comments or requests. Thank you. I look forward to seeing you soon.


Zensho Martin Hara // //