2020 Ango: Cooking The Supreme Meal

2020 Ango: Cooking The Supreme Meal. In today’s modern world, “2020” is synonymous with clear vision.  A traditional way of generating clarity in our lives is participating in Ango. Ango is a traditional practice period where those engaged step up their practice for a...

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2019 Teacher’s Letter

Dear Sangha and Friends of Open Mind Zen Naples, As 2019 comes to a close, I would like to express my deep gratitude to all of our members, students, and friends that made this year such a meaningful one. Many stepped up this year to take on new roles and...

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Zazenkai. Day of Meditation – Sunday December 8th

Sunday December 8th - 10 am to 3 pm In Zen practice, extended periods of immersion in meditation are seen as essential along the path.  Zazenkai means “coming together for meditation.”  This is a wonderful opportunity for a full day of deep practice with the support...

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This Saturday, November 23rd – Samu Practice

Now that our Zendo has been painted and repaired, it is time for it to be cleaned. In the spirit of on-going practice, we have scheduled a Samu Day this Saturday.  Samu (作務 ) in Japanese refers to physical work that is done with mindfulness as a simple, practical and...

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Lay Monk Precepts (Tokudo) Ceremony

On November 3rd, Karen Kyokai Lasker and Dominick Koshin Tascher have formalized their commitments to the Sangha and the Bodhisattva Path by receiving Lay Monk Vows from Sensei Al Fusho Rapaport. Almost thirty Sangha members and friends were present for their...

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