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Talk at Clouds In Water Zen Center, St. Paul

Clouds in Water Zen Center 445 Farrington Ave, St. Paul, MN

The Sunday morning meditation on Oct 15, 2017 at Clouds in Water Zen Center in St. Paul begins with a meditation period from 9-9:30am and then a talk By Byakuren Judith Ragir at 9:30-10:30am.

Intention and Vow Workshop

Clouds in Water Zen Center 445 Farrington Ave, St. Paul, MN

Uchiyama Roshi: Our present direction is clearly defined but without having a goal.  When we stop projecting goals and hopes in the future, and refuse to be led around by them, yet work to clarify our lives, that is, the “direction” of the present, then we discover an alive and dynamic practice. This workshop will … Continue reading Intention and Vow Workshop

12 Step and Buddhism talk at MZMC

This is an annual talk at the 12 Step and Buddhism meeting held at Minnesota Zen Meditation Center. The topic is about the integration of working the 12 Steps and the non-theistic approach of Buddhist understanding.

Talk at Clouds in Water Zen Center, St. Paul, MN

Clouds in Water Zen Center 445 Farrington Ave, St. Paul, MN

This talk by Byakuren has been canceled.  Kyoku Walen will be the substitute. This talk will be the sunday morning talk at Clouds in Water Zen Center.  From 9-9:30 is the community meditation and the talk will be from 9:30 to 10:30.

Genzo-e with Shohaku Okumura Roshi, Taigen Dan Leighton and Byakuren Judith Ragir

There will be a Genzo-e retreat lead by Shohaku Okumura Roshi, Taigen Dan Leighton and Byakuren Judith Ragir May 1-May 6, 2018.  This Genzo-e will be on Dogen's fascicle "Gyobutsu Igi" or "Dignified conduct of practice Buddha."  This genzo-e will be honoring the 15th anniversary of Sanshin Zen Community in Bloomington, Indiana.  It will be … Continue reading Genzo-e with Shohaku Okumura Roshi, Taigen Dan Leighton and Byakuren Judith Ragir

June Hokyoji Session

Hokyoji Zen Practice Community 2649 County Road 5, Eitzen, MN

Our annual June 7-day Hokyoji Session will take place June 9-16th this year.  It will be co-lead by Byakuren Judith Ragir and Dokai Ron Georgeson.  There is a 3-day or 7-day option.  We will be studying the Dogen fascicle of "Gyobutsu Igi" or "Dignified Conduct of Practice Buddha." Register with Clouds in Water Zen Center.

Sunday morning talk at Clouds in Water Zen Center

Clouds in Water Zen Center 445 Farrington Ave, St. Paul, MN

Byakuren will give the sunday talk at Clouds in Water Zen Center on July 8th.  From 9-9:30 is a community meditation and then, from 9:30 to 10:30 is the talk.

Dogen Genzo-e at Clouds in Water Zen Center

Clouds in Water Zen Center 445 Farrington Ave, St. Paul, MN

A Genzo-e is a special retreat to study the 13th century Zen teacher - Dogen Zenji.  In this retreat we will study "Zenki" "Total dynamic functioning", a fascicle of the Shobogenzo. What do we trust in?  Especially in Buddhism where there is no centralized God.  What does the 13th century renowned Zen Teacher, Dogen-Zenji, say … Continue reading Dogen Genzo-e at Clouds in Water Zen Center

Q and A at Clouds in Water Zen Center

Clouds in Water Zen Center 445 Farrington Ave, St. Paul, MN

This is a time where you can ask questions about Zen and your practice to Byakuren Judith Ragir.  It is part of the beginner series of classes at Clouds in Water Zen Center.

Book talk on Zen Teachings inChallenging Times

Clouds in Water Zen Center 445 Farrington Ave, St. Paul, MN

Four of our local Zen Teachers have essays in this new book by Temple Press,  Zen Teachings in Challenging Times.  This evening, each of our teachers, Byakuren Judith Ragir, Sosan Theresa Flynn, Myo-O Habermas-Scher and  Shodo Spring will present a small talk on their essay. This book consists of essays from twenty-five leading American teachers … Continue reading Book talk on Zen Teachings inChallenging Times

On sabbatical

I have been out of the public eye for two years now.  During this time I have written a book which I hope will be published.  When I come out of this cloistered period, I'll definitely post new events here.

The Three Bases and the Eight-fold Path

Prairie Mountain Zen Center

This is an on-line talk about the Three Bases and the Eight-fold Path.  It is a talk about the Introduction I wrote for the book "The Eightfold Path" published by Temple Ground Press.  The Three Bases are prajna (wisdom), Samadhi (concentration) and Sila (ethics).  This is mountain time and the online link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/434117703?pwd=a2YzNmgyQUVWSkRXcjVBbTRzMGNXZz09

8-fold Path and the Three Bases

Minnesota Zen Meditation Center 3343 East Bde Maka Ska Parkway, Mpls, MN

This is a talk both live and on-line which works through the Four Noble Truths with particular emphasis on the Three Bases and the 8-Fold Path. There is a Meditation period before the talk from 9:10am to 9:50am CST.  Talk at 10am CST. Here is the Zoom link for the meditation and talk: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87103057402?pwd=bnZQYlNJZWk1eHNmZjFvekNBUHlRQT09

The Three Bases and the 8-Fold Path

Great Tree Zen Temple

This is a talk that emphasizes the Three Bases, Wisdom, Concentration and Ethics as it branches out into the 8-Fold Path. This talk is only online. Here’s the link for Zoom: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5232119427 zazen from 9:30-10:00 ET, 8:30am- 9:00 CST talk and discussion from 10:00 - 11:00 ET, 9:00-10:00AM CST  

Three Bases and the 8-fold Path

Clouds in Water Zen Center 445 Farrington Ave, St. Paul, MN

The Four Noble Truths, the Three Bases and the 8-fold Path are the first teaching of the Buddha and the foundation of a Buddhist Life.  In this talk, Byakuren Judith Ragir will underscore and emphasize certain parts of the teaching with a type of renewal. Zoom link:  https://zoom.us/j/98538846494?pwd=R0w3NXIzeXNrZ0d5bEdGSDhOTnNNQT09 Meeting ID: 985 3884 6494Passcode: 652433

Three Bases and the 8-fold Path

Common Grounds Meditation Center 2700 E. 26th St., Mpls, MN

The Four Noble Truths, the Three Bases and the 8-fold Path are the first teaching of the Buddha and the foundation of a Buddhist Life.  In this talk, Byakuren Judith Ragir will underscore and emphasize certain parts of the teaching with a type of renewal. zoom at www.commongroundmeditation.org/calendar/

Three Bases and the 8-Fold Path

Hokyoji Zen Practice Community 2649 County Road 5, Eitzen, MN

The Four Noble Truths, the Three Bases and the 8-fold Path are the first teaching of the Buddha and the foundation of a Buddhist Life.  In this talk, Byakuren Judith Ragir will underscore and emphasize certain parts of the teaching with a type of renewal. Zoom only at Hokyoji.org/sunday-talks/

Water Baby Ceremony for children who have died

Mirror Lake Temple 12580 150th st N, Marine on St Croix, MN

In Japan, Jizo Bodhisattva is the “guardian of children who have died.”  This is a ceremony for a loss of a child, particularly in-utero through miscarriage, abortion, still birth, or within the first year, although anyone with a death of a child is welcome.  This is a modified version for our present-day culture of a … Continue reading Water Baby Ceremony for children who have died

Joshu’s 7 lb Shirt Koan

Red Cedar Zen Community

BCR 45, Joshu’s Seven-Pound Shirt This will be a talk on the integration of the ascending and descending aspects of spiritual practice or the holding of both the sacred and ordinary, or the transcendent and the manifest together, mutually interacting and mutually benefiting each other.  The opposites have no need to fight each other or … Continue reading Joshu’s 7 lb Shirt Koan