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2019 Spring Ango Practice Period
February 16 - May 19

Full Day Zazenkai Retreats *5:30 am to 6pm
Sunday, February 17
Sunday, March 24
Sunday, April 14
Sunday, May 19

Ango Details:
Within the Zen tradition, Ango refers to a 90-day
period of intensified Zen practice…but also strongly implied within the concept of zen practice, a 90-day period of intensified engaged life practice where we are focus on developing deepening presence in living.

Practice at our center is not based on a monastic model, but on the discipline of worldly life, where we must remain present and balanced while serving multiple roles and meeting multiple responsibilities. Our Ango practice also reflects our worldly life. We gather together with the intention of collaborating and devoting our shared energies to deepening the various aspects of our life practices. These practices are vehicles through which we cultivate learning and impact our individual ability to have a direct and intimate relationship with our humanness. This impact does not stop there, but echoes outward with the energy of influence to impact our interaction with and upon our families, our communities and our world.

We are asking participants make practice commitments for the Spring ANGO that reflect the various Core Areas of practice we focus upon at Dharma River

To join this Training Period, participants must be able to:

  • commit to part or full-time attendance in most of our retreat days offered monthly February through May.
  • commit to a continuous regular practice in the areas you have self-selected to develop in your personal practice.
  • Take on a service project that will take place over the course of the Ango period.
    • This service project can take on a variety of community, family, personal needs. Examples might include volunteering at the warming house, taking on volunteering as a reading buddy at a school, helping shovel in your neighborhood…the scope and specifics are of course yours to determine.
    • Shared Text Study- Realizing Genjokoan: The Key to Dogen's Shobogenzo by Shohaku Okumura
      *Each retreat will have a one-hour course focusing on Realizing Genjokoan

The idea in all of these commitments is to set realistic, accomplishable goals that can help you to establish, strengthen or deepen your practice. Additionally, these commitments allow you to see how your practice interweaves in meaningful ways in the contexts of your life.

Cost of attending Ango-$150 for full practice and retreats including meals, snacks, tea, etc.

Cost of attending only full day zazenkai (May ) retreat-$60. This price includes retreat, food and tea.

You are also welcome to attend any of these retreats full or part-time without joining Ango! For Questions or to sign-up for individual retreats without full ango participation, contact Kisho at kishohoshin@gmail.com.


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