Our next public sitting will be Sunday, March 26th, at 10am. Please join us either in person or via Zoom. See you then!
We will have a public sitting on Sunday, March 12th, and 10am, Eastern. You are welcome to join us, either in person or via Zoom.
The month of February has been quiet in our Sangha. A couple of health challenges here and there have kept us chanting, as well as moving more slowly than usual. But it’s all good. That’s life as lived. Our next public sitting will be Sunday, February 26th, at 10am, Eastern. Maybe. Call or e-mail to … [Read more…]
Ven. Charama has decided to take off the rest of the month of January as a sabbatical, to spend time in silent retreat, study, write, and chant. The goal is to spend time in retreat, study, write, and chant. (Kind of a Zen joke.) Seriously, the purpose of said sabbatical is to re-energize and dive … [Read more…]
I am both profoundly saddened and incredibly elated that Rev. Jachong has decided to pursue a different path at this time in her life. Today is her last day with Only Love Zen Sangha. I am sad because I will no longer be her teacher…will sorely miss our weekly meetings…and will not experience the great … [Read more…]
Because of the holidays, we decided to take the month of December (and the first half of January) off to spend it with family and friends. Life is hectic enough without adding driving in Michigan’s Winter Wonderland during the Christmas rush – not the mention the Near Year’s festivities – on top of it. So, … [Read more…]
NOTE: This Dharma talk was given by Ven. Charama on November 20th, 2016. Title: “2 of 4” No, the title isn’t a reference to another human/Borg hybrid like Seven of Nine on Star Trek: Voyager. Today’s Dharma talk is about the Four Noble Truths, specifically one that I believe is often overlooked – even by … [Read more…]
During the winter months, we will meet at 10am, Eastern, instead of 5pm, Eastern. This way, people who live nearby who want to join us won’t be driving home in the dark. It makes sense to hold our service at 5pm during the seasons of spring and summer. People are busy with family and friends … [Read more…]
Today’s Dharma Talk (titled “Happiness Doesn’t Exist”) was given by Rev. Jachong. So let me ask you…How do YOU define happiness? Is it money? Is it a big house or a fancy trip to exotic places? Is it family? Is it health and well-being? What is it? You probably already know that I practice Zen, … [Read more…]
This Dharma talk was given by Ven. Charama on October 16, 2016. CASE 29 Hui-neng: “Not the Wind; Not the Flag” THE CASE Two monks were arguing about the temple flag waving in the wind. One said, “The flag moves.” The other said, “The wind moves.” They argued back and forth but could not agree. … [Read more…]