2009 Practice Period Intentions Form

Name: __________________              Date: ____________  
Practice Period as an opportunity to contract with our self. This personal contract also may help you keep track of all the great events going on at the Red Cedar Dharma Hall. You are invited to fill this out for yourself. You may share it with the shuso if you choose.

I will attend:
o Shuso Entering Ceremony / Start of Practice Period (1/22, 7pm – 9pm)

o Opening Retreat (1/23 – 1/25, Vancounver. Registration required)

o Morning Zazen: Monday through Friday (6:30 am – 7:15 am).  o All?   o Thurs and/or Friday with Lee?

o Noon Zazen: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (noon – 1pm)

o Wednesday Evening Zazen (7pm – 9pm) 

o Mid-Period Dharma Meeting - Wednesday, February 18th. 7pm

o Saturday Morning Zazen (1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28)

o Shuso Class on Suzuki Roshi   2 sessions, 4 meetings each:
                             Thursdays 7:00pm–8:30pm 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, (not 2/19), 2/26 
                             or Saturdays 9am-10:30am  1/31, 2/7, 2/14, (not 2/21), 2/28

o Precepts class with Tim and Nancy (5 meetings: Fridays 1pm, 1/30 – 2/16)

o Tea with the Shuso (by arrangement with Shuso)

o One-Day Retreat including Oryoki Practice (Sat. 2/21, 6:00am-8:30am optionally then 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Registration required)

o Closing Retreat (2/28 through 3/2. Registration required)

o Hossenshiki (Dharma Inquiry Ceremony on 3/2 at 11:00 am). Please come, even if you do not sign up for the retreat. This is the joyous celebration of our practice period, shuso and sangha.

My shuso's tea appointment is at ___________________       My Dharma Buddy is_____________________

I intend to meet with this/these teacher(s) during practice period______________________________________________

At home I will practice....(suggestions: daily sitting and/or chanting, study, picking an awareness practice to focus on):

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