Weekly Services
& Classes

All services, classes and meditations have resumed. You must RSVP ONE DAY IN ADVANCE to attend Sunday service as we have limited space to 10 in-person members for the time being. For those who are uncomfortable attending in person, we will continue with Zoom services as well. Please sign up for our newsletter to receive the login information for Zoom each week.

Sunday Service

10:00-11:00 am. Sunday service has resumed in person. Please RSVP ONE DAY IN ADVANCE to attend as space is limited to 10 members. Walk-ins are not available at this time. We require face masks and social distancing. Please review our updated guidelines here before attending. if you do RSVP and are unable to make it, please let us know in advance as we have a waiting list for members that would like to attend.
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Weekly Events

Sunday Service

Join us for our regular Sunday morning service. We will start with the bell of silence, the bell for all sattva, short service including traditional chanting (the Three Treasures in Pali), the reading of the Heart Sutra in English, followed by a 20 minute period of zazen meditation and a dharma talk. Question and answer period follows the service and the Sangha gathers for tea.

Available at Troy & Saginaw

Sunday 10:00 am- 11:00 am
A Dharma discussion group meets after service in our Troy location in the Temple Room.

Weekly 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. Our weekday mediation is 30 minutes in length and is a combination of silent meditation (about 15 minutes) and guided meditation (about 15 minutes). We have cushions and mats you can use at the center. Please dress comfortably and casually.

Troy:

Tues 7:15-7:45pm
Wed 11:00 am-11:30 am
Thurs 6:00 - 6:30 pm

Saginaw:

Thurs 7:00 pm

Homonji Iaido

Homonji Iaido is a practice based on techniques from Koryu (old style) Japanese Sword Arts. Our focus is on gaining balance, mindfulness, discipline and harmony in our lives. Weekly, ongoing classes are available. See our page here for more information

Troy:

Sun 12:00 -1:00pm
Thurs 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Recovery Dharma Collective Meetings

Recovery Dharma is a program of recovery from all types of addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. It uses the Buddha’s core teachings, the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, as its main inspiration and guiding philosophy. For more information, please see our page here.

Troy:

Sat 10:00 -11:00am
Sun 3:00 -4:00pm
Tues 8:00 -9:00pm
Wed 12:00 -1:00pm

Meditative Creative

Join us for a fun evening of mindful and meditative creative arts. We want to welcome all forms of contemplative crafts and hobbies… crocheting, calligraphy, painting, writing… Whatever it is, please join us every other Tuesday in the temple room. Everyone is welcome! The group will also either sit quietly during our regular meditation period or join the rest of the group in the Zendo.

Check calendar for dates to be sure of which Tuesdays we will hold the group. If you have any questions, please email Dae Seong at: neastmandgz@gmail.com

Troy:

Every other Tues 6:30 -8:00pm

On Hiatus

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 wildlife.

The path is a 1.3 mile loop that will take you through low brush, high canopy forest and you will most likely encounter a number of deer, wild turkey, owls, cranes, ducks, butterflies and more flowers and undergrowth than we have been able to identify. The path is well tended and is low to moderate walking.

Troy:

Sat 10:30 am (sharp)