Clouds In Water Zen Center

Dedicated to awakening the heart of great wisdom and compassion in the Soto Zen Buddhist tradition

Join us on Zoom for programs and regular meditation during the COVID 19 pandemic.

February Practice Intensive – Engaging with the Cries of the World – Feb 6-14

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Engaging with the Cries of the World: We are invited during this intensive to investigate with curiosity how our practice supports our lived experiences. Engaged Buddhist practices invite us to connect more deeply with practice realization. How do we engage more fully with the cries of the world in relationship to ourselves, family, friends and beyond. How do we in the midst of chaos and confusion anchor ourselves and all beings in spiritual stability? We will practice together with these questions. Zazen, council practice, and dharma talks will be offered during this intensive.

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Parallel Trauma and the Line 3 Pipeline – Feb 8-10

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Everyone is invited and welcome to attend a three-night event for conversations on parallel trauma and Line 3 (a proposed pipeline expansion to bring nearly a million barrels of tar sands per day from Alberta, Canada to Superior, Wisconsin) with two indigenous leaders: Jewell Arcoren (Sisseton Whapeton) and Nookomis Debra Topping (Fond du Lac/Anishinaabe).

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February Sesshin – Feb 12-14

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Sesshins are silent intensive meditation retreats.

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Dealing with Anger and Conflict – Feb 23-Mar 16

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We will study the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha & Dogen in addition to contemporary teachers Thich Nhat Hanh, Pema Chodren and Norman Fisher, focusing on ways to practice with anger and conflict. We will explore how to turn these energies into beneficial actions.

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Intro to Meditation and Zen Buddhism – Feb 27

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This class offers an introduction to meditation and Zen Buddhism. We will cover how to meditate, how to set up a meditation space at home, basic Buddhist terms and teachings, and an overview of the Clouds in Water community. There will also be time for practice and conversation.

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Classes

Dharma Talks

2020-09-27: Contingent Vocabularies

Dharma Talk by Marc Anderson on Sunday, September 27, 2020.Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe Apple Podcasts | RSS | More

2020-09-20: Katagiri Roshi’s 1988 Naropa Institute Presentation on Buddha & God

Dharma Talk by Myo On Susan Hagler on Sunday, September 20, 2020. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe Apple Podcasts | RSS | More

2020-09-13: Buddha Together with Buddha = Sangha

Dharma Talk by Sosan Theresa Flynn on Sunday, September 13, 2020. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe Apple Podcasts | RSS | More

2020-09-06: It’s Up to You

Dharma Talk by Kyoku Tracey Walen on Sunday, September 6, 2020. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe Apple Podcasts | RSS | More

2020-08-30: On Fire

Dharma Talk by Toku Cynthia Scott on Sunday, August 30, 2020. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe Apple Podcasts | RSS | More

2020-08-23: Monastic Practice – Is It Relatable and Relevant?

Dharma Talk by Onryu Kennedy on Sunday, August 23, 2020. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe Apple Podcasts | RSS | More

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