Full Moon Ceremony
Wed. July 29, 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.
Mindfulness-based Emotional Intelligence Practicum
With Unzan Mako Voelkel
Co-Head of Practice at Austin Zen Center
Saturday & Sunday, Aug 8 & 9, 2015 12:00 - 3:30 pm
Cost: $60 for members; $75 for nonmembers
What is SIY? Designed by and offered at Google, the SIY program helps participants integrate the key building blocks for wellbeing: mindfulness-based emotional intelligence, mental and emotional resilience, and engagement. SIYLI delivers courses using highly practical and scientifically proven methods of mental conditioning and attention training that improve creativity, communication, productivity, and personal and organizational leadership. Our programs help to build the core skills needed for peak performance. The result is enhanced self-awareness and authenticity, better communication skills, stronger relationship-building skills, and the ability to lead with greater presence. Read more...
Creating Community Together - Ice Cream Social
Saturday August 15, 2015 from 7 - 9pm at AZC
Please join us for ice cream with all the trimmings and an important conversation about creating vibrant spiritual community.
To register: call the AZC office 512-452-5777 or use sign-up sheet in the foyer. When you sign-up, please let us know if you can bring ice-cream toppings!
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) All are invited to the Wednesday Night Book Group. We are reading The Authentic Life, Zen Wisdom for Living Free from Complacency and Fear, by Ezra Bayda. We meet in the classroom (upstairs and to the right) from 7:00–8:30pm. This week we will be reading Chapter 17, "The Song of Meditation". We meditate for fifteen minutes, then read a selection and discuss it, and conclude with another fifteen minute meditation. Read more...