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Upcoming Events

The center will be closed Sunday, April 15 due to the blizzard.

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

April 4, 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

NBMC Annual Meeting

TBA

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

Introduction to Zen – Third Wednesdays: introductory talks

6:10 pm

April 18 – What’s it good for?
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

April 21
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.

Special Event at Orchestra Hall – Justin Merritt – The Path

April 22
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Orchestra Hall

Justin’s evening length oratorio, The Path, will be premiered at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis April 22, 2018. The work is a setting of a collection of Buddhist Pali scriptures translated by the composer and set for multiple choirs, soloists, and large orchestra. For more information, see: https://www.facebook.com/events/1448910451892399/

Tickets available here: http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org/buy/tickets/browse-calendar/eventdetail/1111/-/the-path-a-buddhist-cantata-by-justin-merritt