Prairie Mountain Zen Center welcomes people of all faiths and backgrounds. We seek to make Zen practice available to everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, political affiliation, economic class, sexual orientation, age, and ability. We recognize that the practice of sitting quietly with yourself, surrounded and supported by others doing the same, can benefit everyone. In our practice, we value both our differences and what we share.
Sunday January 23
Recorded talk by Katagiri Roshi
8:30 - 10:30 am MT. Zoom link
For our dharma talk, we will watch the first part of Katagiri Roshi's talk at the Naropa Buddhist/Christian Conference.
Two 20-minute sittings with walking meditation between. Dharma talk starts at 9:30.
Gratitude, Faith and Compassion
Six Thursdays starting January 13
6:30 - 8:00pm MT Zoom link
Rev. Chikyo Ewan Magie will offer this class via Zoom for any interested practitioners. We will focus on foundational elements in Buddhist practice, the presence of dukka or suffering in human life, and the practice-based elements of gratitude, faith, and compassion in ending that suffering and dis-satisfaction. Each week, after zazen, we will investigate these themes and practices together. Ideally, each of us can incorporate the study and practice of gratitude, faith, and compassion into our daily and weekly practice. Turning towards practice, we concentrate, practice, and deepen our vows by active practices in gratitude, faith, and compassion.
One 30-minute sitting followed by a brief presentation, then group sharing