Precision, Courage, and Grace

Precision, Courage, and Grace

Course Dates:November 6, 13, 20, 27Time:10:00 am – 11:30 am Eastern TimeCost:Sangha $50, Others $100 What do these concepts mean to you? What might they have to offer your life? MorningStar blends Big Mind with Zen Focusing to give you an experience of changing...
Embody Your Body

Embody Your Body

Course Dates:Saturday and Sunday, June 5 and 6Time:10:00 am – 12:00 pm Eastern TimeCost:We ask that instead of a fee for participation you make a donation of an amount that fits your financial situation. After a thirty-year career as a Physical Therapist, Sensei...
Taking Aim on Our Own Racism

Taking Aim on Our Own Racism

Course Dates:May 2, 9, 16, 23Time:10:00 am – 11:30 am Eastern TimeCost:Sangha $50, Others $100 This course is intended to open the discussion on the myth of whiteness and white privilege.   We will use Robin Diangelo’s book, White Fragility—Why it’s so hard for...
The Art of Settling In – How to Sit with Ease

The Art of Settling In – How to Sit with Ease

Course Dates:April 3, 10, 17, 24Time:10:00 am – 11:15 am Eastern TimeCost:Sangha $50, Others $100 Our time together will be used to learn pranayama breathing techniques, and simple yoga poses that ready the body for sitting still.  We will end each session with...
Spring Ango 2021

Spring Ango 2021

Gautama Shakyamuni Buddha ordered his monks and nuns to travel and not remain in any single place for more than three days, but the monsoon season proved dangerous. Lives were lost and crops damaged by the tread of the Shakyamuni’s growing numbers of peripatetic...
Interrogating Mu with Heidegger

Interrogating Mu with Heidegger

Course Date:September 25Time:10:00 am to 12:30 pm Eastern TimeCost:Sangha $25, Others $50 Heidegger exposed the foundations of Western metaphysics, the nature of beings, truth, and values as the Groundless. He illuminated the necessity not of ideas, but of encounter...
Exploring Vimalkirti

Exploring Vimalkirti

Course Dates:August 8, 15, 22, 29Time:10:00 am – 12:00 pm Eastern TimeCost:We ask that instead of a fee for participation you make a donation of an amount that fits your financial situation. This four-session course will look at the major themes of the...
Huayen Dynamics: Key Figures and Essential Themes

Huayen Dynamics: Key Figures and Essential Themes

Course Dates:June 19 and 20Times:10 am to 12:30 pm Eastern TimeCost:Sangha $50, Others $100 This two-day workshop explores how the Huayen School in China provided the metaphysical system that became the experiential lived dynamics of the multidimensional Zen way of...
The Mahayana Vision and its Indian Schools

The Mahayana Vision and its Indian Schools

Course Dates:March 27 and 28Time:10 am to 12:30 pm Eastern TimeCost:Sangha $50, Others $100 A two-day workshop on the major themes, figures, and literature of Mahayana Buddhism, the Prajna Paramita Psalms to Groundlessness, the Madhyamika School of Nagarjuna, and the...
Everyday Tenzo

Everyday Tenzo

Course Dates: February 20, 27, March 6, 13 Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am Eastern Time Cost: Sangha $50, Others $100 This four-week course will provide an opportunity to roll up your sleeves and get to the work of being the tenzo in the space of our own daily life. ...

Virtual 2020 Rohatsu

Friday, December 4 — Sunday, December 6 The Rohatsu Sesshin provides an intensive silent retreat in celebration of the enlightenment of Siddhartha Gautama, Sage of the Shakya Clan, called the Buddha, the Awakened One. The more time you can set aside to attend...

Genki’s Hekiganroku

The Hekigan-roku or Blue Cliff Record was composed by two of the greatest Zen ancestors, and they never knew one another, living in China 100 years apart. Hseueh-tou (Jp. Setcho, 980-1052), a successor in the Unmon School, gathered 100 brief excerpts from the...

Morningstar Takes The High Seat Course

Training in the Morningstar Process Huineng, the 6th Ancestor, delivered the The Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra from his “high seat” on an ordination platform, and is the only lecture, text or commentary in the 1500 years of Chinese Buddhism accorded the title, SUTRA,...