We will take time off for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Our next public sitting will be New Year’s Eve, 2017 (December 31st), at 5pm, Eastern. You may join us in person, or online, for a Year End/New Year service and Dharma talk. Between now and then… Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!
NOTE: The following Dharma Talk was given by Rev. Charama on Sunday, November 12th, 2017: It amazes me (although, by now it shouldn’t) that Zen practitioners train – sometimes for decades! – to avoid dualism, “making something,” letting the stopper out of the bottle, and living in the realm of concepts. We pride ourselves in … [Read more…]
Please join us for a sitting on Sunday, November 12th, at 5pm, Eastern. You may join us in person, or online via Zoom. NOTE: This is getting to be a busy time of year. So, after November 12th, we will postpone public sittings until after Thanksgiving and Christmas. That means, no public sittings on November … [Read more…]
NOTE: The following Dharma Talk was given by Rev. Charama on Sunday, October 31st, 2017: I love The Andy Griffith Show. For my money, Barney Fife is one of the greatest TV characters ever written. A lot can be learned from TAGS, as it’s affectionately known among fans. For example, in Season 3, Episode 30 … [Read more…]
Greetings! Our next public sitting sitting will be Sunday, October 29th, at 5pm. You’re welcome to join us, either in person or online. – Rev. Charama
NOTE: The following Dharma talk was given by Rev. Charama on Sunday, October 15, 2017. We recite the Heart Sutra in every service, sometimes even daily – as Buddhists around the world have for millennia. So we can’t say we don’t know what the noble Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva says to Shariputra: form is emptiness, emptiness is … [Read more…]
Greetings! Our next public sitting will be Sunday, October 15th, at 5pm, Eastern. We look forward to seeing you there! – Charama
NOTE: The following Dharma talk was given by Rev. Charama on Sunday, September 17, 2017. Given some of the Facebook posts I’ve read lately, it appears people could benefit from a study of epistemology, the theory of knowledge: “how do we know what we know?” A lot of things can keep a person from seeing … [Read more…]
It’s been an eventful summer! Lots of vacations. Lots of medical issues. Lots of violence and controversy in America. Lots of hustle and bustle in everyone’s life. But the Fall brings with it a need to return to the sangha and to sit with friends both near and far. So, Only Love Zen Sangha will … [Read more…]
We will suspend sittings and teachings at The Only Love Zen Sangha during the month of August, starting today (July 17th). We traditionally step back from the sangha every August. But this year has been especially tiring for many, many reasons. So this year’s break is sorely needed. We will resume again in September.