Ext. Event: Ryaku Fusatsu (Full Moon Ceremony):Middle Way Soto Zen

August 16th

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    Room: 1st Floor Meditation Hall


    Space rented to Middle Way Sangha, a loose coalition of meditators in the Soto Zen tradition of Shunryu Suzuki-roshi and the San Francisco Zen Center.

    Ryaku Fusatsu (Full Moon Ceremony): Friday, August 16, 8:15 PM

    The Ryaku Fusatsu ceremony is part of an ancient Buddhist tradition of repentance, confession and refreshment of precepts and vows. This ceremony typically takes place on or near a full moon. Some groups do this monthly, others less frequently. This is the first time that Middle Way Sangha has hosted.  Although the style is very Zen-like, the elements of the ceremony would not violate any Buddhist tradition. This version of the ceremony will probably take about 40 minutes, followed by a viewing of the full moon sky, hopefully.

    We invite any Buddhist practitioner to join us in this ceremony. There will be helpers and materials available to guide those who are unfamiliar with Soto practices, so anyone who would like the chance to take the standard Buddhist vow lexicon again, please consider attending.

    There is no cost to attend, however there will be a donation box available for those who wish to anonymously support and encourage the continuation of such ceremonies.

    Non-ordained but Buddhistically oriented people are also invited.

    If there are questions, please write to Wayne Codling at [email protected]