Yoga at AZC--Six Week Yoga Beginners Series.
Sundays, August 23--September 27 7:30-8:30 pm
Cost: $50 members / $60 nonmembers--includes all six
classes. Scholarships available. All fees go to support AZC.
Yoga practice can increase mental/emotional awareness and stability, as well as helping to build physical strength and flexibility. Yoga is a wonderful complement to--and preparation for--Zen meditation practice.
This six-week class is an introduction to the practice of yoga, and is appropriate for all levels, from first-timers through intermediate/advanced practitioners. All are welcome! The class will provide a well-rounded introduction to the basic practices of yoga, with a focus on fundamental poses (asanas). The class will be taught by a certified, RYT 200 yoga teacher, who also has a regular meditation practice.
Details: Please arrive several minutes in advance of class, wear loose-fitting or athletic clothes, and if you can, bring your yoga mat (a very limited number will be available for rental for $5).
Space is limited, so sign up now! (AZC web site or call the office at call the office at (512) 452-5777)Read more...
Austin Zen Center will be closed for Interim beginning August 24th through August 29th, 2015.
We will be open for our affiliate groups on Sunday August 30th. Our normal schedule will resume on Monday August 31, 2015. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Full Moon Ceremony
Wed. September 2, 2015 6:45 - 7:15
No sign-up necessary.
The Full Moon Precepts Ceremony helps us reaffirm our vow to live for the benefit of all living beings. This vow is guided by our practice of the Bodhisattva Precepts. All are welcome.
Donations Requested for Disaster Relief!
Austin Disaster Relief Network, (www.adrntx.org/
) is collecting donations for flood victims in Wimberley, San Marcos and surrounding areas. The ADR Network has stopped taking items because their warehouse is full and they have switched to accepting only money donations for rebuilding efforts. If you would like to contribute financially to Austin Disaster Relief efforts please visit their donation page
Thank you so much for any help.
AZC Zen Writing
Every Tuesday 7 – 8:30 pm.
Free (suggested 5.00 donation gratefully accepted). Our meeting involves a short meditation, thirty minutes of writing in response to a prompt, and sharing writing (for those who want to share). For a little over an hour each Tuesday evening, members of this group focus on the process of connecting with their present experience and putting pen to paper to see what unfolds. Rather than being another thing to “get right,” writing becomes a dynamic practice and an expression of our alive experience in the moment. Read more...
Prison BuddhaPals program
This program is in need of volunteers who would write about the Dharma to incarcerated individuals. To learn about this program, check the Outreach section of the AZC website. We have a long wait list of prisoners who are interested in the Buddhadharma.
AZC Book Group
Every Wednesday 7:00 – 8:30 pm. | led by Dharma Teacher Glenn Noblin
Free (suggested 5.00 donation gratefully accepted). We are starting to read "Lessons From The Dying" by Rodney Smith. We meet in the classroom (upstairs and to the right) from 7:00–8:30pm. This week we will be reading the Introduction. We meditate for fifteen minutes, then read a selection and discuss it, and conclude with another fifteen minute meditation. On August 19, we will be starting a new book,"Lessons From The Dying" by Rodney Smith. Read more...