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“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”. ― Chief Seattle. 

Spring 2022 Ango Dates: February 26 – May 20, 2022
Time(s): Full Day Zazenkai (extended practice period) held in person at Dharma River in Winona, MN,  Ancient Oaks in Savannah, GA and online for participants in other locations

Ango Entry- February 26 – 5:30pm – 8:00pm CT
February Zazenkai- February 27 – 6:00am – 3:00pm CT
March Zazenkai- March 27 – 6:00am – 3:00pm CT
April Zazenkai-April 24 -6:00am – 3:00pm CT

$100 suggested donation if in-person-  Donation supports light vegetarian meals and all teachings and programming offered in conjunction with Ango.
$75 suggested donation if online- Donation supports all teaching and programming offered in conjunction with Ango.

Please reach out if you need  financial assistance or if you would like to set up a payment plan.
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To join this extended training period, participants:
• Commit to part-time or full-time attendance of the zazenkais (extended practice period).
• Commit to a multi-dimensional 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 the duration of Ango. This project will focus on the ZGO core practice, “Developing an interactive Relationship with the Natural World.” This commitment will help build and sustain a loving relationship with and stewardship for our beloved Mother Earth.

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.

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.