Nickerson St. Zendo (101 Nickerson Street, Suite 130, Seattle, WA, 98109) (
SSZ is in the process of finding a new guiding teacher for us upon Jeff's retirement later this year. Our Teacher Selection Committee is hosting candidates for this position for a guest teacher talk during our usual Sunday practice.
This week, we are hosting candidate Sessei Meg Levie.
We hope that you will be able to meet these teachers, become acquainted with them a little, hear them present the dharma, share your response with other sangha members—and then also provide your feedback to us. We realize that brief visits can make attendance on particular days difficult, so we are arranging for the dharma talks to be recorded via video as well as audio, and made available on line.
We ask you provide your own personal observations to us regarding each candidate. Just click the Contact Us button below. In the meantime, please take time to reflect on SSZ: its present activities, its strengths and weaknesses, and, generally, what you most hope for our sangha as we enter into this important transition.
Our practice this Sunday will include sitting meditation (zazen), walking meditation (kinhin), a Dharma talk, and a brief Zen service (liturgy). Eko Jeff will offer dokusan during meditation. You can sign up for dokusan when you arrive.
Newcomers are welcome. If you are a first time participant, please try to arrive by 9:10 so we can show you around a bit.
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. We supply cushions, kneeling benches and chairs. Please be at your seat by 9:25 a.m. There is no charge for sittings. We welcome your donation.
10:30 Dharma Talk and Discussion
11:30 Tea and cookies.