In this issue:
Our next retreat is our Beginner's Mind II Sesshin, which begins Friday evening, May 17 and runs through Sunday morning, the 19th.
Please register for this event by May 11.
Equipment donation sought: To manage the mowing of the grass in and around the culverts, we are hoping someone might be willing to donate (used or new) a hand-push mower. We're looking for the old-fashioned type (no motor) lightweight and sharp blades are ideal.
4/7/2012, 3:00pm at Countryside Church
All members and friends are invited to a Buddha’s Birthday celebration from 3:00-4:00 pm on Sunday, April 7, at Countryside UU Church in Palatine. Children of all ages and their parents are especially encouraged to attend. The occasion will include the beautiful flower house and bathing the baby Buddha with sweet tea. Children will enjoy playing the temple instruments, and doing a short meditation. This year, we will be joined by special guest musician Lorrie Chikuin Kountz for some exciting musical activities including a sing-along. Refreshments will be served.
Please note that GPZC has moved its mailing address from the old PO box in Barrington, IL to a new one in Palatine. This will help reduce confusion, since our weekly zazen has been held in Palatine for many years. Our new address is:
PO Box 2077
Palatine, IL 60078
If you've set up an automated dues payment, you may need to ask your bank to update the address!
10/21/2012, 7:00pm at Countryside Church
Please join us on Sunday, October 21 at 7:00 pm, when Nataly Kercher, Anneliese Vandre, Lorrie Kountz and Tom Janiec will receive the Buddhist Precepts at our usual Sunday evening meeting at Countryside Church, 1025 N. Smith Rd., Palatine, IL. This is an important practice step, affirming their intention to actualize the Buddha Way in all aspects of their lives in a way that is visible to others.
Please note that our March introductory workshop in Palatine has been moved from March 24 to March 31. (The intro workshop in Wisconsin is still on March 24.) We apologize for any inconvenience.
Our February newsletter is now available. It contains details of upcoming events as well as preliminary information about summer ango.