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April 2019

One Day Meditation Retreat (Sesshin)

April 13 @ 5:30 am - 6:00 pm

Kannon Do will host a one-day meditation retreat, or Sesshin on Saturday, April 13th. This day of mindfulness offers a rare opportunity to turn our awareness to the simple activities that sustain our lives, and that we normally take for granted: breathing, walking, eating, being attentive to the workings of our mind. The distractions and…

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Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness Book Discussion

April 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us for a discussion of Chapter 4 of Suzuki Roshi's book "Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness: Zen Talks on the Sandokai" after zazen on Wednesday, April 17th, at 8 p.m.  Instead of a Lecture we will discuss one chapter of the book each 3rd Wednesday of the month.  Dave Redell  will moderate…

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Sangha Meeting

April 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Please join us for the Sangha meeting held in the Sangha house at 10: 30 a.m. on April 20th.  Everyone is welcome. During  these monthly meetings, the Kannon Do board - and other members and friends who attend - review the operations of our center and ensure that all necessary tasks are being taken care…

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Intro to Zen

April 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Please join us at 10:30 AM for an Introduction to Zen on Saturday,  April 27th.  This orientation is intended primarily for individuals  new to Zen practice,  as well as experienced practitioners who have  questions about their contemplative practice.  This informal get together takes place on the first Saturday of the month,  lasting  about 90 minutes.

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May 2019

Guest Speaker: Elizabeth Orr

May 1 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join is on Wednesday, May 1st at 8 p.m. after zazen for Elizabeth Orr's Dharma talk INTO THE LIGHT: An Invitation to Elysian Beauty.  Elizabeth will be presenting a photographic essay based on a near-death experience which transcended into a garden. Elizabeth is a screenwriter, a former arts & entertainment journalist for the SJ…

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Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness Book Discussion

May 15 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us for a discussion of Chapter 5 of Suzuki Roshi's book "Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness: Zen Talks on the Sandokai" after zazen on Wednesday, May 15th, at 8 p.m.  Instead of a Lecture we will discuss one chapter of the book each 3rd Wednesday of the month.  Travis Marsot will moderate…

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Sangha Meeting

May 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Please join us for the Sangha meeting held in the Sangha house at 10: 30 a.m. on May 18th.  Everyone is welcome. During  these monthly meetings, the Kannon Do board - and other members and friends who attend - review the operations of our center and ensure that all necessary tasks are being taken care…

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Guest Speaker: Michael McCord

May 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us on Wednesday, May 22 at 8 p.m. after zazen for a Dharma talk by  Michael McCord of the San Francisco Zen Center. Michael McCord is a Zen Buddhist priest ordained by Paul Haller. He holds a BA in Theology and has done vocational training for mentally challenged individuals. He worked in technology…

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Intro to Zen

May 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Please join us at 10:30 AM for an Introduction to Zen on Saturday,  May 25th.  This orientation is intended primarily for individuals  new to Zen practice,  as well as experienced practitioners who have  questions about their contemplative practice.  This informal get together takes place on the first Saturday of the month,  lasting  about 90 minutes.

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