Spring Practice Period – March 5

Spring Practice Period: Understanding Your Life Through the Practice of Zen
with Sosan Theresa Flynn
Thursdays, March 9 – 30, 7 – 8:30 pm
(plus opening and closing ceremonies Sundays March 5 and April 2, 9 – 10:30 am)

The beautiful teachings and practices of Soto Zen Buddhism can help us live our lives with joy, ease, creativity, and openness.
In this four-week practice period, we will look deeply into the Zen forms and rituals, and find ways to make them our own.
We’ll practice stillness and movement (sitting, walking bowing), the full body of sounds (using our voices, chanting, bells, drums), daily activity (the cycles of work and rest), and giving/receiving (meal rituals, food offerings, dana).
Practice period formally begins with an opening ritual on Sunday, March 5, 9 – 10:30 am.
The practice period class meets Thursdays, 7 – 8:30 pm March 9 – 30.
The closing ritual is on Sunday, April 2, 9 – 10:30 am, when we’ll celebrate Buddha’s Birthday together with the community.

Link information for Zoom participants will be emailed before the Practice Period.

Clouds in Water relies on a Gift Economics Model of resource transparency, suggested sliding scale tiers and no set fees in order to balance financial sustainability, the Buddhist practice of generosity, justice and equity. Clouds in Water is a community supported temple, relying primarily on the donations and class fees that our sangha offers.

Sliding Scale (All are welcome. No one will be turned away for lack of funds)

  • Level 1: $475 (covers teacher payments, and Clouds admin/staffing, and makes it possible for more people to attend who cannot afford the full amount)
  • Level 2: $350(covers teacher payments and Clouds admin/staffing)
  • Level 3: $200 (covers Clouds admin/staffing)
  • Your Level: You choose the amount. No one is turned away due to inability to pay.

“We know in our hearts that there is a different way to be, a different way to live. Our generosity with one another is indeed resistance to the greed and fear that oppresses us. We provide for one another out of love for each other and love for ourselves. When we give, we acknowledge that all beings want to be happy.”
-Jacoby Ballard

Online registration ends 3/10/2022

Note: If you register after 3/8/2022 please contact Sosan at sosan@cloudsinwater.org to get the Zoom link. If you want to register after 3/10/2022, please contact Sosan for details on how to do that.  Note that you may not get an immediate response.


Class recordings will be listed here as they become available:

March 9, 2023: Recording Link. Passcode: z8V&YR^2

March 16, 2023

March 23, 2023

March 30, 2023