December 7, 2022 | 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Rohatsu is the traditional commemoration of the historical Buddha’s enlightenment. When he looked up at the morning star, the Buddha received that brightness with the same eyes of zazen (sitting meditation) that enable us to realize perfect enlightenment.
From within this state of mind the Buddha said, “How wondrous, how wondrous! All beings are endowed with this pure nature! What a wondrous, astonishing thing has been realized! All the ten thousand things, all the flowers, all the trees, all the rocks, all things everywhere are shining brilliantly! What an amazing thing! It’s the same landscape, but how brilliantly it is illuminated! What freshness is everything! “
Join Shuzen Roshi, Ango Sensei, and the sangha of Soji for an evening of meditation, deep practice, and gratitude. The evening will include zazen and a late night dharma talk by Shuzen Roshi. Directly engage in this rare opportunity to cultivate your aspiration.
To ensure everyone’s safety, proof of vaccination and one booster shot is required prior to the date you are attending Soji and no cards will be accepted at the door. Send proof of vaccination to firstname.lastname@example.org. Masks are required in the center at all times.