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Sangha is the third of the 3 Treasures of Buddhism:

“The purpose and power of a Zen practice community, Sangha, rests in the sacred nature of friendship. We develop friendship with the members of our community as the very embodiment of Zen. Friendship has four dynamic energies — commitment, openness, acceptance, and care. We extend and practice these actions to one another as the dynamics of love that bring us together and support our efforts in the world.” – Roshi Paul Genki Kahn

Fall 2023 Ango Dates: July 30 – October 29, 2023
Time(s): Full Day Zazenkai (extended practice period) held in person at Ancient Oaks in Savannah, GA, Dharma River, MN and online for participants in other locations

Ango Entry- July 30  – 9:00am – 10am ET
1st Fall Ango 1-Day Retreat: Sunday, July 30, 10:00am – 3:00pm (bring your own lunch)
2nd Fall Ango 1-Day Retreat: Sunday, August 27, 9:00am to 3:00pm (bring your own lunch)
3rd Fall Ango 1-Day Retreat: Sunday, September 24, 9:00am to 3:00pm (bring your own lunch)


Members with ongoing contributions free

Non Members: $100 suggested donation for the entire Ango.


To join this extended training period, participants:
• Commit to part-time or full-time attendance of the zazenkais (extended practice period).
• Commit to a study, using the  Zen Garland Order Core Practices (see below), and personalizing an Ango plan designed by you and discussed with a Zen Garland Teacher.
• Commit to a service project for our community for the duration of Ango. This project will focus on the topic of our Ango: Creating & Cultivating a Zen Practice Community

Commitments to Core Practices:  The idea in establishing your commitments is to set realistic goals to help strengthen and deepen your personal practice, which allows you the chance to experience how your practice interweaves with your everyday life.

The 8 Zen Garland Order Core Practices
• Various forms of Zen meditation
• An ongoing mentor relationship with a Zen Garland Teacher
• Zen psychological practices
• Study of Buddhist texts, history and philosophy
• Embodiment practices for the development of body-mind consciousness
• Developing an Interactive Relationship with the Natural World
• Liturgy and ceremony
• Commitment to service projects

 * You are welcome to attend any of the zazenkais without participating in the other aspects of Ango.

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Fall Ango 2023

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Includes all Ango activities except for the Fall sesshin.
Price: $100.00
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Interested in other Zen Garland Order courses, workshops, and retreats?

We have in-person (when appropriate), online, and on-demand offerings for sangha members and others.