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Upcoming Events

Dharma Talk – Ted O’Toole – Three Ways of Looking at Judevine Mountain: The Zen Poems of David Budbill

May 6
10:10 AM

About Ted O’Toole: Ted O’Toole was one of the founding members of the Northfield Buddhist Meditation Center. He was ordained as a priest by Tim Burkett at the Minnesota Zen Meditation Center in 2005, and received dharma transmission in 2012. Ted is currently the Assistant Guiding Teacher at MZMC and will become Co-Guiding Teacher with Tim on January 1, 2019. Ted and his wife Kathy Guthrie live in St. Paul. Family life and sharing the dharma are his greatest joys.

NBMC Annual Meeting

May 13
10:10 AM

Join us for refreshments and help conduct the business of running the Center!

Topics will include:

  • Volunteer updates and opportunities
  • Business report
  • Election of new board members
  • Board updates

In addition, special guest Mary Griep will discuss her recently hung Angkor Wat piece.

Introduction to Zen – Third Wednesdays: introductory talks

6:10 pm

May 16 – TBA
June 20 – Is Zen a religion? Introduction to chants and ceremonies

You are invited to join the 5:30 sitting before class begins

Led by Shodo Spring, a Soto Zen priest and a dharma heir of Shohaku Okumura

Advance registration encouraged – contact Shodo at 507-384-8541 or shodo.spring@gmail.com

Practice Period with Mark Nunberg, Guiding Teacher at Common Ground Meditation Center, Minneapolis

May 19
9:00 – 11:00 AM

Meditation will be followed by discussion of our practice — informed by readings of Guy Armstrong’s Emptiness, A Practical Guide for Meditators.

Introduction to Zen – First Wednesdays: zazen plus Q & A

June 6 (not May, July, August, December)

Led by Shodo Spring, a Soto Zen priest and a dharma heir of Shohaku Okumura. Practice of zazen is then followed by a Q & A with Shodo.

Advance registration encouraged – contact Shodo at 507-384-8541 or shod.spring@gmail.com