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.
Cyber-Sangha: Online Using Zoom
Wednesday 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
- Opening Check-n
- Koan Study
- Closing Check in
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.