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Tues Nite Fall Ango Zen Practice ⚘

Posted by on Oct 8, 2013 in Events, Everything Practice, Featured, News, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Tues Nite Fall Ango Zen Practice ⚘

Greetings All! We are pleased to announce; in conjunction with our 2013 Fall Ango – “Peaceful Dwelling” 3 month period of deepening practice, we have decided to facilitate a 2nd night of regular Zen Practice at our home on Tuesday evenings 7-9pm (September thru November) * This is also a wonderful opportunity to join in for those who can’t normally make Sunday Practice* For us, one thing that Ango means is — More ZAZEN! If you can make it, come join in! Let’s deepen our practice! As said in our Ango text – “We can’t do it alone & no one can do it for us!” Meditation instruction...

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Wed Nite Dharma Study Group – The Art of Just Sitting

Posted by on Oct 5, 2013 in Events, Everything Practice, Featured, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Wed Nite Dharma Study Group – The Art of Just Sitting

Join us Wednesday evenings for our UZ Dharma Study Group where we’ll continue observe & discuss various texts from the Ancestors of Zen Buddhism. Beginning October 9th 2013, we will be starting a new book called “The Art of Just Sitting, Second Edition: Essential Writings on the Zen Practice of Shikantaza“. Make sure to get your copy ASAP if you would like to participate in the Study Group! This book is one of the recommended books from our affiliated Temple; The Buddhist Temple of Toledo for our Fall Ango “Peaceful Dwelling” period (Aug though November) of...

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Sunday 9/15/13 – Meditation & Movie Nite @ Shaon & Shiko’s Place*

Posted by on Sep 12, 2013 in Events, Everything Practice, News, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Sunday 9/15/13 – Meditation & Movie Nite @ Shaon & Shiko’s Place*

This Sunday, we will be holding Zen Practice with movie nite at Shaon & Shiko’s place! ✓ Zazen – YES > 20 minutes silent sitting ✓ Documentary >>>> I AM ✓ Movie followed by group discussion ✓ Food – Veggie burgers n’ friez ✓ Friends, fun, & laughs – YES TIME: 4PM till around 7pm If you’d like to come hang earlier, you can come up to 1 hr early. Late is not a prob for this event. Zazen will start at 10 after 4* LOCATION: 10 minutes (in car) from Urban Lotus Location. L Stop: (2 blocks from) Pulaski Blue Line Station Please contact...

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Sesshin & Jukai Ceremony with Rev. James Myou Ford Roshi – Aug 13th Thru 18th 2013

Posted by on Aug 7, 2013 in Events, Everything Practice, News, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Sesshin & Jukai Ceremony with Rev. James Myou Ford Roshi – Aug 13th Thru 18th 2013

Sesshin & Jukai Ceremony with Rev. James Myou Ford Roshi These intensive residential retreats are open to those who are formal members of the Buddhist Temple of Toledo and/or have the approval of Rev. Rinsen or Rev. Do-on. Sesshin – Tuesday, August 13 thru Saturday August 17th Sesshin means, “to touch the heart/mind”.  Sesshin are extended silent practice periods lasting most commonly three, five or seven days.  Retreats involve sitting and walking meditation, chanting and meal practice, as well as talks and individual meetings with a teacher.  These extended practice...

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UZ Beginners to Zen Meditation Period – 1st Sundays Every Month

Posted by on Aug 2, 2013 in Events, Everything Practice, News, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

UZ Beginners to Zen Meditation Period – 1st Sundays Every Month

1st Sundays of Every Month Beginners to Zen Practice Period Never experienced Zen Meditation? No time like the present! The 1st Sunday of every month, you are invited to join us for our “orientation style”; Beginners to Zen Practice Period. Curious about Buddhism & Zen Practice? Wanted to learn more in a welcoming environment? Have you read a couple books & now ready to start the practice?  This day is designed with the beginner in mind! With this Period – Introductions with a little about Underdog Zendo Roots of Practice – short history of Zen Buddhism How to...

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Wed Evening UZ Dharma Study Group

Posted by on Nov 13, 2012 in Events, Everything Practice, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Wed Evening UZ Dharma Study Group

Join us Wednesday evenings for our UZ Dharma Study Group where we’ll continue observe & discuss various texts from the Ancestors, Sages & Masters of Zen Buddhism.

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UZ Ango Dharma Study Group – Wednesday Evenings

Posted by on Nov 7, 2012 in Events, Featured, Past Events | 0 comments

UZ Ango Dharma Study Group – Wednesday Evenings

Wednesday evenings, we will be meeting for our Ango Dharma Study Group where we’ll continue observe & discuss the text  “Secrets on Cultivating Mind” by Korean Zen  Master Chinul. It is a 3 part text so we’ll be looking at the text one section at a time. There will be take-home copies of the text available for everyone in attendance. Please bring your copies if you’ve already received one. This upcoming Wednesday is NOV 7th 2012 – We will be looking at the last section of this compelling text together. No Study without Practice Those who attend Zen...

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UZ BUDDHA BBQ – Sept 30th

Posted by on Sep 29, 2012 in Events, Everything Practice, Featured, News, Past Events | 0 comments

UZ BUDDHA BBQ – Sept 30th

UZ BUDDHA BBQ Tomorrow – Sept 30th* Hay friends, apologies for the short notice… The Urban Lotus space will be occupied tomorrow for a yoga workshop so we’ve decided to take the opportunity to do a Sangha BBQ at our place : D Same time, 4pm We’ll do a small service with some zen sitting & then chill out for a back yard BBQ : )FYI; This will be a vegan BBQ, no drugs or alcohol.Since it is going to be at our home, this will not be a public gathering but intended for those who regularly attending Sangha Members.. If you’ve joined us for Service 2 or more times...

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Way of the Bodhisattva Retreat | July 10th thru 15th 2012

Posted by on Jun 18, 2012 in Events, Everything Practice, News, Past Events | 0 comments

Way of the Bodhisattva Retreat | July 10th thru 15th 2012

July 10 – 15 Buddhist Temple of Toledo Way of the Bodhisattva Retreat with James Ishmael Ford Roshi   All Underdog Zendo Sangha members are invited to attend this wonderful retreat. These multi-day retreats are characterized by deep concentration and silence. The daily schedule includes zazen, liturgy, formal meals in the Zendo (oryoki), caretaking (samu), dharma talks, and private face to face guidance with the teachers. This is our longest annual retreat and concludes with the receiving of the Buddhist Precepts by approved initiates. This retreat is open to everyone. July 15...

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Inner Peace Fest & 1st Beginners Practice – Notes from Practice May 5th & 6th 2012

Posted by on May 11, 2012 in Audio & Video, Events, Everything Practice, Featured, Notes from Practice, Past Events, UZ Videos | 0 comments

Inner Peace Fest & 1st Beginners Practice – Notes from Practice May 5th & 6th 2012

Last weekend was a great weekend of happenings for us at Underdog Zendo. Inner Peace Festival – May 5th 2012 Saturday some of us went to the  Chicago Inner Peace Festival to join MedMob Chicago in meditation. Our meditation time was during the Gong Meditation performed by Kenny Kolter, which was interesting for us because in zazen we do not try to create a blissful experience, rather we just calmly sit in bare-bones reality & as such we work to just take in all sense experience equally. So we hear the Gongs, we hear the planes passing over head, we hear the children &...

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Chicago Full Moon Jam – 1st Gathering of the Year! May 6th 2012

Posted by on May 4, 2012 in Events, Past Events | 0 comments

Chicago Full Moon Jam – 1st Gathering of the Year! May 6th 2012

Come on out to the Full Moon Celebration! One of Chicago’s wonderful peoples traditions, this is the 1st gathering on the year!  We come together at the beach & have a huge drum circle, people dance & spin fire. This Sunday we will be heading from Zen Practice to the Full Moon Jam for all who wish to attend. The Full Moon Jams’ unite performing artists and spectators through a love and appreciation of fire art. Encompassing myriad performance styles and tools, fire dancers from the greater Chicago area and Great Lakes share their creative gifts by the shore of Lake Michigan,...

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Chicago Inner Peace Festival – Sat May 5th 2012

Posted by on May 3, 2012 in Events, Everything Practice, Featured, Past Events | 0 comments

Chicago Inner Peace Festival – Sat May 5th 2012

  THE 3rd ANNUAL CHICAGO INNER PEACE FESTIVAL The 3rd Annual Chicago Inner Peace Festival is once again bringing consciousness and peace to the city on May 5, 2012. Building on the success of last year’s festival, this interfaith event is a major opportunity for Chicago to unify in one mind, one heart and one love — it is our way of contributing to peace in the world. How does this happen? The Inner Peace Festival will have meditations, blessings, prayer and other activities to help individuals find peace inside. Through learning how to forgive, how to give and how to love what is...

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EarthDay 2012 | MedMob & UZ Practice Period

Posted by on Apr 26, 2012 in Events, Everything Practice, Notes from Practice, Past Events | 0 comments

EarthDay 2012 | MedMob & UZ Practice Period

Earth Day 2012 – This was an wonderful & adventuress day of practice. Fist we had a MedMob gathering in Millennium park. This was just the simple act of people showing up to a public location to practice silent meditation together. On Earth Day we joined over 300 Cities world wide in this unified practice & peaceful intentions in our hearts. We had 22 people show up to meditate together of different faiths & contemplative traditions. The UZ bunch had 7 people in attendance including a fun crew form Elgin, IL. thanx to the organizing efforts of our wonderful members. The...

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May 12th 2012 – Day Retreat: Intro to Buddhist Practice at Buddhist Temple of Toledo

Posted by on Apr 18, 2012 in Events, Everything Practice, Featured, Past Events | 0 comments

May 12th 2012 – Day Retreat: Intro to Buddhist Practice at Buddhist Temple of Toledo

MAY 12th 2012 1 Day Retreat: Introduction to Buddhist Practice at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo One day retreats include seated meditation in the morning, followed by a workshop and discussion in the afternoon. 10am-5pm. Please bring a simple lunch. Yooo who from UZ wants to try n’ make it out for this? It could be our 1st UZ Sangha field-trip! A great opportunity to deepen our understanding of practice, expanded our zazen instruction & connect with our wonderful Teachers & Sangha in Toledo  :-D  Lezz talk bout it.. Post here on the UZ website below* ~ Fugon More info on BTT...

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Retreat with Rev. Edward Brown & Temple Dedication this Weekend in Toledo

Posted by on Apr 18, 2012 in Events, Everything Practice, Past Events | 0 comments

Retreat with Rev. Edward Brown & Temple Dedication this Weekend in Toledo

APRIL 19-22-12 Overnight Retreat with Rev. Ed Espe Brown   Kainei Edward Espe Brown (born March 24, 1945) is a Soto Zen priest in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki and a well-known gourmet cook. A Dharma heir of Sojun Mel Weitsman, Brown is the author of the best-selling Tassajara Bread Book. He regularly leads instructional cooking and baking classes and has been featured in the 2007 documentary film How to Cook Your Life by Doris Dorrie. Brown was ordained a priest by Suzuki-roshi in 1971, and from the mid-1960s on through the 80′s Brown lived at any one of the three San Francisco Zen...

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