This is the Year of the Sheep, and DBZ has invited West Coast fiber/installation artist Mandy Greer for a two-week artist's residency at DBZ that will culminate with Family Weekend. She will lead the creation of a participatory fiber-based environmental installation using old clothes and wool sourced from ethically run sheep farms (click here to read more about this project). There will be an open house from 1 to 5 p.m. Read more »
Dai Bosatsu Zendo, a beautiful, traditional Zen monastery on 1,400 acres in the Catskill Mountains of New York State, is offering summer internship opportunities. Interns will join residents working in the monastery's organic garden, chopping and stacking wood, maintaining grounds and trails, helping with vegetarian meals in the monastery's professional kitchen, preparing guest rooms, temple cleaning, laundry, and tasks related to special skills interns may have. Read more »
We invite you and your family to join us for our yearly Thanksgiving dinner. The celebration will begin with a Dharma talk by Shinge Roshi on Thursday afternoon, followed by a delicious vegetarian feast. An informal brunch on Friday will conclude the event, but guests will be welcome to linger and enjoy the monastery and grounds. A donation of $250 is suggested, but work-exchange is welcome. For more information and to make a reservation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more »
We hope you will be joining us for O-Bon, an especially moving and beautiful Buddhist ceremony. O-Bon honors our ancestors, family members, and loved ones who have passed away, as well as the hungry ghosts within and outside us. It is believed that during O-Bon, these spirits find comfort through our remembrance and gratitude. Read more »
Come and help residents and Interim students prepare for O-Bon, making traditional treats and lanterns, cleaning and doing outdoor work including building the structure for the ceremonial bonfire. All are welcome; if you can come for that week, you may stay on for the O-bon commemoration free of charge. For more information and to register, contact Dai Bosatsu's office.
Please come and celebrate this joyous event with us at Dai Bosatsu Zendo. The evening will begin with zazen, a talk by Shinge Roshi, and a special New Year's feast. Then everyone will be invited to welcome in 2013 with traditional Kanzeon chanting and ringing of the konsho (temple gong) 108 times, ending at midnight. The evening will conclude with dessert and a champagne toast. Overnight stay and a wonderful New Year's Day brunch are included. Event Contribution is $250 for adults ($225 for Hoen-ji members) and $75 for children under 12. Read more »
The Samu Weekend originally scheduled for Labor Day weekend has been changed. The following weekend was more convenient for many participants. Please join them and us for this beautiful time in the mountains. Read more »