Does a dog have Buddha nature? Know!

A dog’s Buddha-nature,

Presents the true directive in full:

As soon as you get into yes and no,

You lose your body and forfeit you life.

– Mumon Ekai (1229)

Stray Dog Zen: A Hollow Bones Rinzai Community

We are a sacred order, bringing into being a harmonious and loving world through the practice of meditative, compassionate awareness and mindful stewardship.

– Hollow Bones Sutra Book

Opportunities For You

We offer two different gatherings each month. Open to all.

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Cyber-Sangha: Online Using Zoom

Tuesdays twice a month . 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Meetings November 6th  & 20th

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

  • Opening Check-n
  • Meditation
  • Qigong
  • Koan Study
  • Closing Check in

Morning Service and Practice: In Person

Usually the third Sunday of each month 10 am to noon.

Next meeting November 17th, 2019, 10 am to noon

  • Opening Check-in
  • Morning Service
  • Meditation
  • Qigong
  • Koan Study
  • Closing Check in
  • Lunch
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108 Bells Ceremony

Sunday, December 22, 2019 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Join us on the farm as we host our local Rinzai Zen priests in celebrating the biggest Buddhist ceremony of the year: Joy no Kane, or the Tolling of the Temple Bells. In the Buddhist tradition, ringing the bell 108 times rids us of the 108 delusions that we suffer on earth. Through this ritual, we purify ourselves of the past year’s three poisons: ignorance, attachment, and aversion.

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