One Heart Zen

One Heart Zen exists because opening to the Boundless Heart of Being cannot be done alone.

One Heart Zen invites you to join with us in the practice of Zen Buddhism as we learn together how to engage the wonder of our lives— how to meet ourselves, our loved ones, our coworkers, human society, and all of life. Please see Offerings below. 

Coming together in silence, meeting one another, we learn to listen deeply, wait, and watch. We breathe together and know one another. We encourage each other with our effort to be present, awake, and aware. Compassion and love arise. We speak from our heart: a speaking that joins and does not separate, that affirms and includes, that is authentic, genuine, resonant with all life. 

We cannot do this for ourselves without doing it for others. This may provoke the questions: How do we take care of ourselves? How do we take care of others? How do we allow others to take care of us? In learning to be present to the silence, listening, watching, and waiting, this comes to us. It always has been here. It is time to listen and join with.

Take care of ourselves. Take care of others. Allow others to take care of us.

Offerings

In this time of COVID-19, all our weekly meetings will be online via Zoom.

One Heart Zen offers daily Zen Meditation gatherings, zazen, Dharma Talks, monthly One Day Sittings, Sesshin, multiple day Zazen intensives, weekly text study and discussion, and Dokusan (private discussion with a Zen Teacher). Everyone interested in meditation, whether brand new, experienced in other traditions, or an “old hand” is welcome to join in our practice as your life and schedule allow.

Buddhist Study Group Sunday Mornings 10:00 am

Myoshin Tom Jones is facilitating a Buddhist study group with the support of Kotatsu John Bailes that includes a weekly zazen and the reading and studying together of Living By Vow by Shohaku Okumura, Soto Zen Buddhist Priest, translator of Dogen Zenji and Ryokan Taigu, the famous Japanese monk poet of the late 18th and early 19th century.

We start the class with 30 minutes of zazen and then commence reading and discussing the text together. A portion of the class will be given over to learning about our daily practices of chanting services and the service positions, ringing of the bells by the doan, and introducing the chants by the chant leader or kokyo as there is interest.

All are welcome to attend. There is no fee. Dana, giving support to the temple, is welcome. Questions may be directed to Myoshin at authenticheartzen@gmail.com.

Virtual Doors Open 9:55am: 10:00am – Zazen, 10:30am – Discussion, 12:00 pm – Departure.

Join us at this Zoom link: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9928538513

Meeting ID: 992 853 8513

Password: 9928538513

SATURDAY MORNING GATHERING: 9:00 am to 11 am

9am Meditation Practice with Kōtatsu John Bailes Join Zoom at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87003578063 Meeting ID: 870 0357 8063. Virtual doors open at 8:45 am. JOIN as you are able! 9:00am – Zazen (seated meditation), 9:30am – Kinhin (walking meditation), 9:40am – Zazen, 10:10am – Kinhin, 10:20am – Dharma sharing w/ Kōtatsu John Bailes, 11:10 – Service 11:30 am – Departure

WEEKDAY MORNING ZAZEN GATHERING:  6:30 am to 7:15 am

Every weekday morning from 6:30 to 7:15 am we come together to sit zazen. Join us in the early morning softness at this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87919610440

Meeting ID: 879 1961 0440

MONDAY EVENING GATHERING: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Join us for a 30 minute Zen Meditation, a short Guided Loving Kindness Meditation, a brief Dharma Talk, and a convivial and heartfelt discussion as we learn together how to practice Buddhism in this difficult and wonderful world. 

Join us at this Zoom link: 

https://wellesley.zoom.us/j/769901424

Meeting ID: 769 901 424

TUESDAY EVENING GATHERING: 7:30 pm to 9:10 pm Zazen and Dharma Talk with Kōtatsu Bailes. Virtual Doors open at 7:15pm. 7:30pm – Zazen for 40 minutes, 8:10pm – 10 minutes of kinhin – peaceful walking, 8:20pm – Dharma Talk, End no later than 9:10pm Join Zoom at: https://zoom.us/j/171166158

Third Saturday of the month – All Day Meditation: 9:00 am

Starting at 9 am, three sets of 30 minute zazen periods (morning and afternoon) with Kinhin between each period, Dharma Talk in the late afternoon. Feel free to participate as your schedule allows for the entire day or some portion thereof. Join at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87003578063

MINI-SESSHINS

A sesshin allows us to immerse ourselves in meditation, mindful awareness, self care, synchronicity and harmony. This event runs from Thursday evening through Sunday late morning. Dharma talks take place on Friday and Saturday afternoons, and Dokusan is available all day Friday and Saturday. To see what the schedule is like usually like, click here.

YEARLY SESSHIN

There are no in-person sesshins currently scheduled.

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