Oxford Soto Zen
Monthly Dogen (August)
     Understanding and no-understanding are just like spring and autumn.

NEWS HEADLINES:
>Regular schedule resumes Saturday, Aug. 4, with a celebration of Obon.
>Dharma Reads resumes 5:00PM, Sunday, Aug. 5:  Opening the Hand of Thought, Chapts. 4 & 5.












 

SPECIAL EVENTS
AUGUST, 2018

      AUG 4
     Saturday
      Obon Festival
The return of our ancestors
Featuring Bon-odori,
(a traditional Obon folkdance)
Flowers & Food by Kido

  AUG 11
  Saturday
Kido's report on the STO Conference & Retreat,
Including Butoh Performance & Oryoki Practice
with Demonstration

  AUG 18
  Saturday
Saga Goryu Ikebana
wi/ Demonstration & Practice

  AUG 25
  Saturday
Special Sitting:
Zazen/Kinhin
8:00 - 9:00AM

 9:00AM
  Soji
10:30 - 11:00
     Financial Report &
     Sangha/Business Meeting




















Offering meditation, Zen practice and Dharma Study in the Soto Tradition



Sutra of the Month (July & August)
Bussorai
(Names Male Ancestors Bibashi through Dogen)

SCHEDULE
Regular Schedule resumes Saturday, Aug. 4th

SHIKAN-TAZA! (Just Sit!) - EVERY TU & TH

       6:00 - 6:40 AM   Zazen (sitting meditation)

        6:40 - 7:00 AM   Sutra of the Month

BUDDHIST HOLIDAYS: 1st Saturday of Each Month

       6:00 - 6:30 AM Zazen, Kinhin & Robe Chant

       6:30- 8:50 AM Five Zazen periods, w/ Kinhin between

       8:50 - 9:00 Regular Full Service w/Sutra of the Month
     
       9:00 - 9:10 Break

       9:10 - Holiday Celebration/Ceremony

       10:15 - 11:00 AM  Brunch


MINDFUL MORNINGS: 2nd & 3rd Saturdays
NOTE:  This schedule will vary on the 4th Saturday this month, August 25.  We need to use that 9:00-11:00 slot  for business & Soji. 

      
9:00 - 9:20 AM  Zazen (1st Period)

       9:20 - 9:30 AM  Kinhin (walking meditation)

       9:30 - 9:50 AM  Zazen (2nd Period)

       9:50 - 10:00 AM  Service with Sutra Chanting

     10:00 - 10:10 AM  Break

     10:10 - 10:50 AM  SPECIAL EVENT (See left sidebar.)

     10:50 - 11:00 AM  Closing Chant


5TH SATURDAY (Quarterly)
Sangha Meeting & Work Day or Roshi's Talk

        8:00 - 9:00AM         Zazen & Kinhin

        9:00- 9:50AM          Sangha Meeting


       10:00 - 11:00AM     "Sensei Online"  (Abbot's
                                       Interactive Sangha Conference
                                            OR
                                       Zendo Cleaning & Repairs








 

     MINDFUL MORNINGS
       Tuesdays
          6:00  - 6:40  Zazen (sitting meditation)
          6:40  - 7:00  Kannon Sutra (chant, w/bells)


     DEEPENING ZEN
        Saturdays
          9:00 - 9:20   Zazen (sitting meditation)
          9:20 - 9:30   Kinhin (walking meditation)
          9:30 - 9:50   Zazen
          9:50 - 10:05 Service 

       10:15 - 10:50  Special Event (See left sidbar.)
       10:50 - 11:00  Closing Chant


 


         

                   

  
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ZENDO LOCATION

Oxford Soto Zendo
352 Price Street
Oxford, MS  38655

     * This is a red brick house on the South side of Price street, the second house East of the corner of Martin Luther King

     * Ok to park in the driveway behind Kido's white Hyundai with the "Here Now" car tag.  (1st person in, please pull right.)
       Street parking OK too.