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Zen Carnival

Ancient Dragon Zen Gate

Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Monday, June 23, 2014 at 1:30 AM (CDT)

Zen Carnival

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Zen Carnival
People may attend for FREE, but DONATIONS ARE APPRECIATED. Can't attend?? Please consider making a donation so we may continue to offer Soto Zen Buddhist instruction in Chicago. Suggested donation: $25, $50, $100, $250, $500
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Join us for a joy-filled day of Zen -- Mindfulness, Meditation, Music, Qigong, Koans, Silent Auction, and Community.

Explore Zen for the first time, or share with old friends. Look at the schedule and choose the events that strike a chord with you.   Come for one, two or all events. 

The Temple doors are open to all visitors, all day and into the night. 

Please share this event with your family and friends.  Let them know in your own words why Ancient Dragon is important to you and how your practice has affected your life.

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Donations are not required, but are always appreciated. This event is a way to generously support a cause you love, or become acquainted for the first time with aspects of Zen practice in a casual, fun, and informal environment. 


Zen Carnival Event Schedule 

Silent Auction begins 9:00 AM

Sitting & Walking Meditation   9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Introduction to Sitting & Walking Meditation 

 Two 20-Minute Sittings 

 One 10-Minute Walking

Tea & Snacks 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM 

Koan Dialogue  11:15 AM – 12:15 PM 

Introduction to Koan Practice

Interactive Koan Dialogues Played Out

Mindfulness & Relationships Discussion  1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

An informal lecture and discussion about finding grounding in the stormiest aspects of our lives -including our intimate relationships.

Music Performance 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Ben Scholz (leader of the Jazz group "Elect Tec") 

Drum Circle - Bring your own percussion instrument (or implement!) 

Sitting & Walking Meditation 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM 

Introduction to Sitting & Walking Meditation 

One 5-Minute Walking

One 20-Minute Sitting

One 5-Minute Walking

Dragon Pinata  4:00 PM – 4:45 PM 

Tea & Snacks  5:00 – 5:30 PM 

Koan Dialogue  5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Introduction to Koan Practice

Interactive Koan Dialogues Played Out

Music Performance 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Guitar Duet w/Paul Rizzuto and Joe Gioia

Sitting & Walking Meditation  8:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Introduction to Sitting & Walking Meditation 

Two 20-Minute Sittings 

One 10-Minute Walking

Tea & Snacks  9:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Qigong  10:00 PM – 11:00 PM 

Introduction to Qigong Breathing

Learn the Eight Silk Brocade Exercise

Sitting & Walking Meditation 11:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Introduction to Sitting & Walking Meditation 

Two 20-Minute Sittings 

One 10-Minute Walking

Tea & Snacks  12:00 AM – 12:30 AM 

Qigong  12:30 AM – 1:30  AM 

Introduction to Qigong Breathing

Learn the Eight Silk Brocade Exercise

Silent Auction concludes 1:30 AM 



 

 

 

 






 



 

 


 

 

 

 

Have questions about Zen Carnival? Contact Ancient Dragon Zen Gate

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Ancient Dragon Zen Gate
1922 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60613

Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Monday, June 23, 2014 at 1:30 AM (CDT)


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Ancient Dragon Zen Gate

Ancient Dragon Zen Gate is an established Zen Buddhist practice tradition operating in a fresh context.

Our focus is on meditation practice, instruction in Buddhist teachings, and creative expression of the practice in the wider community.

We explore how the teachings integrate with our American cultural context.

We offer sitting meditation practice, dharma lectures and study,  teacher training, and community outreach. 

www.ancientdragon.org

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