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October 2017

Talk at Clouds In Water Zen Center, St. Paul

2017-10-15 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Clouds in Water Zen Center, 445 Farrington Ave
St. Paul, MN 55103 United States
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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.

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January 2018

Intention and Vow Workshop

2018-01-06 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Clouds in Water Zen Center, 445 Farrington Ave
St. Paul, MN 55103 United States
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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 help clarify what direction we are guiding ourselves in our life.  It is not like a New Year’s Resolution, which never comes to fruition.  It…

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12 Step and Buddhism talk at MZMC

2018-01-11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

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.

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March 2018

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

2018-03-25 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Clouds in Water Zen Center, 445 Farrington Ave
St. Paul, MN 55103 United States
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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.

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May 2018

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

2018-05-01 - 2018-05-06

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 held at the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist cultural center.  Register online at Sanshinji.org.  $260 up to 2 weeks in advance,  $299 within 2 weeks.

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June 2018

June Hokyoji Session

2018-06-09 - 2018-06-16
Hokyoji Zen Practice Community, 2649 County Road 5
Eitzen, MN 55931 United States
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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.

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July 2018

Sunday morning talk at Clouds in Water Zen Center

2018-07-08 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Clouds in Water Zen Center, 445 Farrington Ave
St. Paul, MN 55103 United States
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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.

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September 2018

Dogen Genzo-e at Clouds in Water Zen Center

2018-09-07 - 2018-09-08
Clouds in Water Zen Center, 445 Farrington Ave
St. Paul, MN 55103 United States
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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 about this?  In his major work, Shobogenzo, Dogen-Zenji writes about “Zenki”.  Zenki can be translated as “total dynamic functioning” or “the Whole Works.”  How can…

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Q and A at Clouds in Water Zen Center

2018-09-30 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Clouds in Water Zen Center, 445 Farrington Ave
St. Paul, MN 55103 United States
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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.

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November 2018

Sunday talk at Clouds in Water Zen Center

2018-11-04 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Clouds in Water Zen Center, 445 Farrington Ave
St. Paul, MN 55103 United States
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Byakuren will be giving the sunday talk at Clouds in Water Zen Center

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