Practice Committee meeting 8/9/2010
· Brief check-in and reflection on vibe at the Hall – how are things going in the sangha?
DECISIONS: Carry on pretty much as we have been. Practice leaders to look to support people in how to practice with whatever reactions and resistances they may be having – that this is part of the practice too even if not always so comfortable. And to encourage people with issues that feel personal to speak directly to the person with whom they feel out of phase with.
· Possible forms refinements
o Jisha / jiko – stays in center of ceremonial space
o Sitting down for morning service
o Chant Heart Sutra in Japanese in Morning B service.
o When should non-priests start turn towards altar and put hands in gassho before prostrations?
· Programs (just big picture, details later in smaller groups!)
o Add more one-day sesshin
o Intro to Zen classes 2010-2011
o 3-day sesshin with Seattle Soto Zen
o More public facing programs like public talks or a regular weekend program w/ muffins or lunch?
· Sangha Work Days
Events already scheduled:
Sept 16-19 Hiking Retreat
Oct 1 – sangha meeting with Norman?
Oct 2/3 Study Retreat
Nov 6-13 Loon Lake sesshin with Norman
Dec 2 – 5 (Thurs eve. – Sun morning): Rohatsu with Seattle Soto Zen
Jan 20 – Open Practice Period (enter Edie as shuso)
Jan 22/23 – Vancouver retreat with Norman
Feb 5 – One Day Sesshin (for practice period), Dharma Hall
Mar 3-6 – Dharma Hall 3 day sesshin with Norman
May 21-22 – Vancouver retreat with Norman
June 17-25 Samish Island Sesshin with Norman
Added at this meeting:
Jan 15 – Intro to Zen
April 16 – Intro to Zen
May 7 – One Day Sesshin, Dharma Hall
August 6 – One Day Sesshin, Dharma Hall