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Nelson Foster visit Sept 8&9, details: Zazenkai, potluck, Q&A and more!

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    Weekend events with Nelson Foster Sept 8-9, 2012 Nelson Foster is a Dharma Heir of Robert Aitken Roshi, and a long time friend of Zen Desert Sangha. He served
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      Weekend events with Nelson Foster Sept 8-9, 2012

      Nelson Foster is a Dharma Heir of Robert Aitken Roshi, and a long time friend of Zen Desert Sangha.  He served as teacher of ZDS for several years in the 1980s.  He was given full transmission in the Diamond Sangha lineage in 1989.

       September 8th

      5.30 AM – 3.30 PM:  Zazenkai:  The Zazenkai is now full.  If you have registered for the Zazenkai and find you cannot attend, please let Helen* know asap so someone else can take your place.  If you have not registered for the Zazenkai and would like to be on the waiting list, please let Helen know.  Wednesday, September 5th is the deadline for changes in registration.

      10.30 AM: Teisho:  Open to the public.  Arrive by 10.20 AM and wait quietly in the fireplace room to be ushered into the dojo.  There will be a brief opportunity for mondo following the teisho.

      3.30 PM:  Informal tea and conversation:   Note that Zazenkai closing time may vary depending on when dokusan ends.  If you are joining us for tea and conversation and Zazenkai is still in progress, please wait quietly in the fireplace room or outside on the patio until Zazenkai is over.  

      6 PM: Potluck supper – RSVP appreciated:  The potluck will be at the home of Helen Amerongen: Call 622-1726 or email hamerongen@... to RSVP and/or for directions.

      September 9th

      8.00 AM    One-to-one meetings with Nelson

      (15 mins. each, contact Helen to sign up)

      9.15 AM     Break

      9.30 AM     Zazen

      10.00 AM   Q&A/Discussion (as long as questions continue but no later than...)

      11.30 AM   Great Vows, adjourn

      All are welcome to attend all events.   The Zazenkai requires pre-registration.

      Please note:  There is no charge to attend events with Nelson other than the Zazenkai.  Donations to help support Nelson's visit will be greatly appreciated.  Please send (clearly marked) to Zen Desert Sangha, P.O. Box 44122, Tucson, AZ 85733-4122, or drop into the black donation box on the wall at the zendo at 3226 N. Martin Ave.     

      *Contact: Helen Amerongen, 622-1726; hamerongen@... 


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