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Affiliate of the
Silent Thunder Order
 STOrder.org

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Zen Buddhist Meditation Center
Everyone welcome 

***ANNOUNCING***


Our weekly schedule in a nutshell:
SUNRISE MEDITATION: Every morning 6:00-7:05 am. Join us any time.


MON 7:30 - 9:00 PM: Book Discussion Group

TUE  7:30 - 9:00 PM: Skype conference
WED 7:30 - 9:00 PM: Introduction to Zen Meditation
SUN  9:00 AM - NOON: Soto Zen Service

Please find more details following the link


STUDENTS: If you are visiting for a class (e.g. Comparative Religion), please come to our 7:30p Wednesday Workshop: "Introduction to Zen Meditation." You may also attend Sunday morning, but will have less time for Q&A.  Please DO NOT drop by unannounced at any other time. 

This ensures that there is someone who can answer your questions and you will not disturb the residents.
 

Upcoming Events


Kido Listenbee Guest Priest in Residence at ASZC
Will continue her series of classes
CORE SUPPORT FOR ZAZEN AND LIFE
Classes will be held once a month
April 2017 through August 2017

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Classes will meet in the Zendo from 6:30PM-7:30PM
 
Wednesday, April 19 Skeletal Awareness
Wednesday, May 17 Accessing Deep Postural Muscles
Wednesday, June 14 Attention & Breathing. Hakuin's "Gas Pedal"
July & August dates TBA
Topics will include Sitting to Standing, Biped Walking, 3 Arches of the Feet.

Kido developed her very physical approach to practice through a long career in modern dance and neuromuscular re-education. She holds MA degrees in Dance and Linguistics, and professional certificates in Feldenkrais Method, Laban Movement Analysis, and Pilates.
 



Monday Book Discussion Group
"No Beginning, No End"
by Jakusho Kwong
Starting May 1st, 2017
Every Monday
7:30 - 9:00 pm
The first 25 minutes is zazen followed by an informal discussion that ends at 9:00 PM
Detailed Reading Schedule

COMMUNITY OUTREACH
 • Newcomers  — Instruction/Orientation/Workshop Wed 7:30 pm
 • Atlanta Region  — Dialog with interfaith groups, schools, public
 • Training Center  — Formal training of Priests and Disciples of STO

REGULAR PRACTICE PROGRAM
 • Buddha Practice  — Daily sitting meditation sessions (zazen)
 • Dharma Study  — Regular dialogs & discussion forums
 • Sangha Service  — Weekly sutra services & social events

CALENDAR RETREATS
 • Zazenkai  — Monthly Friday—Saturday retreat
 • Sesshin  — Annual; Precepts; Buddha’s Elightenment Day
 • Hossen  — 5th Sunday Dharma Combat (4/year)
 • Ango  — 30- & 90-day practice period (student residency)

SPECIAL EVENTS
 • 4th Friday Forum  — Sangha dinner & discussion; guest speakers
 • Guest Teachers  — Visiting Zen teachers, authors & educators
 • Holidays  — Buddhist Holidays; Founder’s Day; New Year
 • Practice Path  — Initiation (Jukai); Discipleship (Zaike Tokudo)



The Atlanta Soto Zen Center, founded in 1977, is one of the larger non-residential Zen centers in the country, offering a full schedule of morning and evening zazen, zen meditation and protocol instructions for beginners, monthly all-day sittings (zazenkai) and occasional week-long retreats (sesshin).
Please come join us in our beautiful location on Zonolite Place and look for opportunities to begin or deepen your Zen practice.
We also have a network of affiliated centers and sitting groups throughout the country and Atlanta suburbs. For locations, please see the Silent Thunder Order affiliates page.


 We are pleased to announce the publication of the first and second volumes of teaching archives of our lineage founder, Rev. Soyu Matsuoka-roshi (click here to purchase).

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Silence/Thunder calligraphy by Rev. Dr. Soyu Matsuoka-roshi