Fall Practice Period: Relax Completely – Zen Practice As Rejuvenation – Sept. 17 – Dec. 10

Relax Completely – Zen Practice As Rejuvenation
Fall Practice Period   
Sept 17 – Dec 10, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Eight Wednesday Evening Sessions + Two Sundays. Wednesdays, Sept 20, Oct 4, 11 & 18, Nov 1, 8 & 15, & Dec. 6.  Opening Ceremony Sun, Sept 17, 9 – 10:30; Closing Ceremony Sun, Dec. 10, 9 – 10:30.
Teachers: Sosan, MyoOn, Myoshin and Koji, assisted by Fukutoku.

Zen practice has the potential to help us let go of what is unnecessary, and enliven us to move forward in beneficial ways. This practice period, we’ll explore this potential together. Our study will include Song of the Grass Roof Hermitage by Shitou, Song of Zazen by Hakuin, Hymn to Prajna Paramita, and the Eternal Peace Inspirational Vow by Dogen, among others.

Traditionally, Practice Period is a time when the whole community comes together with practice energy, encouraging one another to make commitments to daily practice, Sunday service and community events. For those who formally participate in practice period, we’ll have Wednesday evening sessions, on the dates above, which will include zazen, dharma talks, body practice, artistic expression and discussion.


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: $900 (covers teacher payments, and Clouds admin/staffing, and makes it possible for more people to attend who cannot afford the full amount)
  • Level 2: $630 (covers teacher payments and Clouds admin/staffing)
  • Level 3: $270 (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 9/16/2023