Need a little grounding for the holidays? Join us in the Trinity College Chapel at 7 p.m. for our last Zen meeting of the fall semester. If you’re new to Zen, come at 6:30 for instruction. If you can’t make it, please have great holidays and don’t forget to find some quiet time for meditation, contemplation, reflection or prayer.
Garret + John
Trinity Zen Group begins its 20th fall season on Sept. 5 in the Trinity College Chapel. If you are new to Zen, come at 6:30 for instruction. Otherwise, practice begins at 7 p.m. We welcome everyone!
Buddhist teacher and Yogi Michael Stone died tragically July 13. He suffered from bipolar disorder and, like many others who struggle with behavioral illness, he feared the stigma. A former friend, colleague and student offered this lovely commentary on Tricycle Magazine’s online platform.
Putting to Rest the Myth of the Heroic Self
Our upcoming summer meetings will be: July 25, Aug. 1 and Aug. 8.
There will NOT be meetings on Aug. 15, 22 or 29.
Trinity Zen will begin its regular Fall season on Sept. 5.
We are so psyched that New Haven Zen Center and Trinity Zen Group Guiding Teacher Ken Kessel received transmission on Saturday as Zen Master Jok Um. Ken has provided many hours of retreat time and given many talks at Trinity College. Congratulation. He is shown with members of the New Haven Zen Center sangha at the Provident Zen Center in Cumberland, R.I., where the ceremony was conducted.
“But for many of us Buddhists, whether we like it or not, form is kind of a big deal. And it can be a source of stress. We wonder as we make that offering at the altar if what we’re doing is culturally relevant or if it’s just foreign superstition. As we look up at a teacher who is seated, literally and figuratively, above us, we ask, Does it have to be this way? And when a senior student pulls us aside to tell us we’re bowing incorrectly or that we need to hold our sutra book just so or that we ate our foods in the wrong order, we may simply think, You’ve got to be kidding me.”