***The stay home orders have been extended to May 1 but now in April Blue Mountain will make the Zendo available for people to join Denkei for zazen online. If you would like to sit at 6am or 6pm, please send Denkei a text at 510-333-1644 at 5:30 am and 5:30 pm to let him know you are planning to attend and Denkei will send you a Zoom invitation. For those who will plan on sitting on a consistent basis, Denkei will be available for dokusan interviews online. The number above is Denkei's cell phone number and should only to be used 30 minutes before zazen to inform about your participation. At other times, please write Denkei at:
Warmly in the Dharma,
Blue Mountain Zendo
Weekday sittings be at 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. In the morning there will be a clunk at 6:40 for stretching or for anyone who may have to leave. The rest of us will continue to sit through to 7:00 a.m. and then do a short service. The evening sitting will last until 6:40pm and be followed by a short service.
Sunday sitting will begin at 6:00 a.m., with two periods, one of forty minutes, and one of thirty minutes, with kinhin in between, followed by a longer service. When the service ends we will have coffee, tea, fruit, yogurt, and croissants in the community room. This coffee/tea time will be informal to encourage dharma friendship and speech. Then we will return to the zendo at 9:00 a.m. for another period of zazen, followed by a talk.
Monthy Dharma Seminar
Denkei Raul Moncayo will offer a Dharma Seminar the second Saturday of the month from 2:00‒4:00 p.m. Weather permitting the Seminar will be followed by a one-hour informal yet mindful walk in the El Cerrito nature area two blocks from BMZ, which includes stunning views of the Bay.
Denkei Raul Moncayo will offer zazen instruction as requested. Zazen instruction in Spanish will be offered during Wednesday afternoon zazen. All who want to polish their dharma Spanish are welcomed.