Anaheim Zen Sangha

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We are happy to announce the Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim and the Empty Moon Zen Network will be co-sponsoring a new Zen practice community that will be meeting at our Anaheim church starting in April, 2019.

Reverend James Myoun Ford is a Soto Zen Buddhist priest and a Unitarian Universalist minister. He has written five books on Zen, the most recent Introduction to Zen Koans: Learning the Language of Dragons, available from Wisdom Publications. He serves as minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim and as resident priest & teacher at the Anaheim Zen Sangha.

There is no charge for any of these offerings, although there will be an opportunity to make a free will offering in support of the programming. Refreshments will be offered.

Saturdays at 9:00am: Zen meditation and traditional Soto Zen liturgy
Two twenty-five minute periods of Zen meditation, followed by liturgy in the Soto Zen tradition. Then, at 10:30am most Saturdays there will be additional programming. Roughly once a month there will be a full day Zen meditation retreat on Saturday.

Second Saturdays at 10:30am Book Club with Jan Seymour-Ford
We will launch our monthly book club reading "What is Zen? Plain Talk for a Beginner’s Mind" by Norman Fischer & Susan Moon. An accessible and enjoyable introduction to Zen Buddhist practice—in a reader-friendly question-and-answer format—by two highly regarded teacher-writers. We do not plan on having copies on sale, so please purchase a copy in advance of the first meeting. It is available through Amazon and other online book dealers.

Facilitator Jan Seymour-Ford is a retired librarian and long-time Zen student. She was named a senior dharma teacher by Melissa Myozen Blacker, and is a central leader of the Empty Moon Zen Network.

Tuesdays at 7:00pm: Zazen liturgy and Zen meditation
The evening begins with a brief liturgy following the patterns of the Diamond Sangha Zen tradition, and two twenty-five minute Zen meditation periods. Dokusan, private spiritual direction interviews are offered most Tuesdays, usually either by Senior Dharma Teacher Jan Seymour-Ford or James Myoun Ford, Osho. We begin the program promptly at 7pm. If you need a brief orientation to Zen meditation please arrive fifteen minutes early.

For more information about the Zen groups, please go to: http://www.emptymoonzen.org