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Zazenkai: Full-day Zen Meditation Practice [s]
August 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
One event on August 17, 2019 at 9:00 am
WUUC’s Zen meditation & study group is offering a day of meditation on Saturday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the sanctuary. Experienced and first-time meditators are invited. Drop in/part-time attendance is welcome. There is no charge for this event, though we will invite offerings for the church, which has sheltered our meditations for 15 years. Light refreshments will be available; please bring your own lunch.
The day will focus on cultivating compassionate action for self and others. We will offer silent and guided LovingKindness meditation, walking and outdoors meditation, and folding paper cranes as a symbol of transformation, healing, and nonviolence. Crane folding materials and instruction will be provided. We are dedicating our practice to migrant children and families detained in inhumane conditions and prevented from seeking asylum in the U.S. We are inspired by Tsuru for Solidarity, which began as a project of the Japanese American community in collaboration with allied organizations and groups. Tsuru (“crane” in Japanese) is organizing vigils and collecting paper cranes from around the world to hang on fences surrounding U.S. concentration camps. In 2020, the group will hang 125,000 paper cranes on the fence in front of the White House, representing each of the Japanese Americans and Japanese Latin Americans incarcerated during WWII, and now migrants from South and Central America.
A second day of LovingKindness meditation will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17.