Author: hodensunim

Buddhist Temple In The News

Dharma Gate Zen in the Oakland Press

The Eye Opening ceremony at our new location was covered by the Oakland Press (story in link below). This service was to set our focus and intention as a place to come and practice, learn and be part of our growing Sangha.  https://www.theoaklandp...

Read More
Zen Buddhism Introduction Detroit

Intro to Buddhism, Zen & Meditation

This class is designed to teach the basics of Buddhism history and core concepts, leading into the Prajna Works time period and the development of Zen. The class will also cover basic techniques to set up a home meditation practice. This is a good class f...

Read More

Sunday Service – Troy

Our Sunday morning service is our main gathering each week when the sangha gathers to sit together, hear guidance, ask questions and share in the community of followers. This service is open to anyone, all are welcome. Below is an example of our typical ...

Read More
American Zen Center Sangha

Weekday Meditation

Part of our regular practice is being able to sit and quiet our minds so we can have an opportunity to see what is arising moment by moment throughout our regular day. Meditation can take on many forms, and being able to gather with others on this path as...

Read More

Sunday Service – Saginaw

Our Sunday morning service is our main gathering each week when the sangha gathers to sit together, hear guidance, ask questions and share in the community of followers. This service is open to anyone, all are welcome. Below is an example of our typical ...

Read More

Knitting Group

Join us for a fun evening of mindful knitting. Yes, even knitting can be a form of meditation. If you don’t know how to knit, no worries! Come on out and join the fun and someone will do their best to teach you the basics It doesn’t matter how well you...

Read More

Nature Walks

Every Saturday we gather at the front doors to the Stage Nature Center in Troy to walk through the nature trails. Join us for this casual gathering, a time to get to know other sangha members as we talk and take in the surrounding trees and natural wildli...

Read More

Forest Bathing – Meditate with a Tree Near You

“Forest bathing” is not taking a bath in a forest—at least not literally. Rather, forest bathing refers to the practice of using nature as the focus of one’s meditation. The increasingly popular practice has proven beneficial both psychologically and phys...

Read More

What Brussels Sprouts Can Teach Us About Enjoying Life

When someone thinks they don’t like a vegetable — say Brussels sprouts – it’s often because they were not prepared well when tasted in the past.  Perhaps the cook highlighted negative characteristics. Maybe they had mushy texture and bitter flavor. The...

Read More

The Next Time Sadness or Despair Comes Your Way

Sometimes paying attention can be hard. Being mindful and fully present to what is taking place can be uncomfortable. This is particularly true when it feels like your heart is breaking; when impermanence is rearing its ugly head. Maybe it’s when a romant...

Read More