Practising at Anshin

Pratica ad Anshin

Detailed weekly schedule:

Tuesday - Wednesday - Friday mornings
  • 7:00 - 7:50 - Zazen
  • 7:50 - 8:10 - Morning service
  • 8:10 - 8:20 - Soji - Cleaning
Tuesday evening
  • 19:00 - 19:20 - Set up
  • 19:30 - 20:10 - Zazen
  • 20:10 - 20:20 - Kinhin
  • 20:20 - 20:50 - Zazen
  • 20:50 - 21:00 - Evening service
  • 21:00 - 21:20 - Soji - Cleaning
Friday evening
  • 17:00 - 18:30 - Samu ( community work for the Temple and for the community itself) )
  • 18:40 - 19:00 - Tea Break
  • 19:00 - 19:20 - Set up
  • 19:30 - 20:10 - Zazen
  • 20:10 - 21:00 - Dharma Talk (teachings/questions and answer)
  • 21:00 - 21:20 - Soji - Cleaning
Saturday morning
  • 8:00 - 8:50 - Zazen
  • 8:50 - 9:10 - Morning service
  • 9:10 - 9:20 - Soji - Cleaning
Monthly schedule
  • First Friday of the month - Kanromon: Offering to Hungry Ghosts
  • Last Tuesday of the month - Ryaku Fusatsu: Renewing the Precepts

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          any changes in dates will be notified in time

FOR BEGINNERS A PRELIMINARY INTERVIEW AND AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FORMS OF THE PRACTICE IS REQUIRED . PLEASE CONTACT : 06 58 11 678 - 328 082 9035.

Some guidelines for practice

  • It's important to arrive half an hour before the beginning of zazen to prepare the  necessary for practice.
  • From the moment you arrive keep a calm and focused attitude.
  • Wear comfortable clothes, dark and sober (avoid low-cut and tight dresses ) and tie your hair back.
  • Enter the zendo as soon as you are ready , taking care to be seated at least a few minutes before the beginning of zazen.
  • After zazen  a short reorganization and cleaning work (Soji) is scheduled, which is part of the practice.
  • If after the activity is scheduled to share a meal, it is good to help preparing and cleaning after meal.
  • In order to support the Center everyone can offer his own active commitment to facility maintenance, garden maintenance, extraordinary cleaning, IT support, organizing events and fundraising.
  • The annual  membership fee of the Association is € 30. It is also suggested a monthly offering (approximately 30 €) as contribution to the expenses of the Centre.
  • The monthly contribution is suggested possibly also for the months when you are not present, and represents a connection with the Centre and with the practice that takes place.
  • Anshin provides simple hospitality; in a concentrated attitude without dispersion for those who participate at the zazenkai ( practice day), or the sesshins ( more intensive practice, of two or more days) or who simply want to spend a night at the Center.  We kindly request to book in advance. Offerings are welcomed.

 

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