A Tender Approach to Zen Retreat

By Blog Bodhisattva | January 29, 2023 | Comments Off on A Tender Approach to Zen Retreat

I think we need affirmation, we need to feel well. Buddha was pretty clear that hearts that haven’t been gladdened by practice don’t readily access wisdom.

Member Spotlight: Felicia Sy

By Blog Bodhisattva | January 27, 2023 | Comments Off on Member Spotlight: Felicia Sy

Our January–and very first!–Member Spotlight is on our newest board member, Felicia Sy (she/her). 

Overview of 2023 Offerings

By Minna Jain | January 27, 2023 | Comments Off on Overview of 2023 Offerings

Click below for an overview of upcoming classes, sesshin, retreats, workshops and more. 2023

Spring Practice Period – March 5

By Koji Acquaviva | January 26, 2023 | Comments Off on Spring Practice Period – March 5

Spring Practice Period: Understanding Your Life Through the Practice of Zenwith Sosan Theresa FlynnThursdays, 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,…

Enlightenment for Everyone

By Audiosattva | January 22, 2023 | Comments Off on Enlightenment for Everyone

Dharma talk by Sosan Theresa Flynn on Sunday, January 22, 2023. Books referred to in the talk, The Book of Householder Koans and Original Enlightenment and the Transformation of Medieval Japanese Buddhism Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe Apple Podcasts | RSS | More

Zen Cooking Class – March 4

By Koji Acquaviva | January 18, 2023 | Comments Off on Zen Cooking Class – March 4

Zen Cooking ClassSaturday, March 4, 1 – 6pm CTIn person only This class is a fundraiser for Clouds in Water! There will be three components of our time together: The first component will consist of Myo On sharing her experiences as a tenzo (temple cook) during the 40+years she has had the opportunity to step into this…

Zazen Is Having the Heart of a Child

By Audiosattva | January 15, 2023 | Comments Off on Zazen Is Having the Heart of a Child

Dharma talk by Koji Acquaviva on Sunday, January 15, 2023. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe Apple Podcasts | RSS | More

Intro to Meditation and Zen Buddhism – Feb 15

By Koji Acquaviva | January 10, 2023 | Comments Off on Intro to Meditation and Zen Buddhism – Feb 15

Intro to Meditation & Zen BuddhismWednesday, February 157 – 9pm CTIn-person and on ZoomValue: $25 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…

February Loving Kindness Sesshin – Feb 10 – 12

By Koji Acquaviva | January 9, 2023 | Comments Off on February Loving Kindness Sesshin – Feb 10 – 12

February Loving Kindness 2 Day Sesshinwith Sosan FlynnFebruary 10, 7 – 9pm, February 11, 6:30 am – 9pm, and February 12. 6:30 – 5pm CTIn-person and on Zoom Sesshin, which means “collecting the heart/mind”, provides a rare chance to step into a sanctuary of stillness, to close the door for a little while on the cacophony,…

Doing As We See Fit

By Audiosattva | January 8, 2023 | Comments Off on Doing As We See Fit

Dharma talk by Kyoku Tracey Walen on Sunday, January 8, 2023. Links from talk: Neither Monk Nor Layman: Clerical Marriage in Modern Japanese Buddhism by Richard M. Jaffe; Detachment and Compassion in Early Buddhism by Elizabeth J. Harris. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe Apple Podcasts | RSS | More