The word ango means peaceful dwelling. It is an intensive six week practice period offered to Zen practitioners for deeper commitment to practice and study, based on the annual summer angos of the original monastic community that formed around the Buddha.
For a lay community such as ours, when practitioners must continue living in the world, ango offers particular challenge and opportunity.
Those who wish to participate formally, but privately, sign on for various ways they can deepen their practice in zazen, dharma study and Zen-in-life practice. The weekly study evenings, led by one of our two teachers with a senior student assisting, are held on Thursdays and are devoted to exploring a Zen text or sutra. Dharma talks during ango are focused on some aspect of the ango undertaking.
Winter Ango begins January 29, 2013 to March 12, 2013
Note: because of Ango there will be no sitting on Thursday evenings until March 14.
Study: Every Thursday of Ango
Cost: $60 (includes materials)
Ango is open to members only