Online Discussion of “Women Ancestors in Zen”, beginning January 3

Beginning January 3, Tuesday evening practice will include a discussion period regarding Women Ancestors in Zen, the theme of Kyol Che 2023. Practice will occur online via Zoom, 7:00pm-8:30pm.

At the January 31 practice, we will have a group discussion about the new format, and then move into February and beyond with our shared January experience as a guide.

Online Discussion of “Women Ancestors in Zen”, beginning January 32022-12-27T15:39:46-08:00

Kyol Che 2023 : January 22 – April 23

Please join us for our annual Blue Heron Kyol Che. The special nature of Kyol Che is that it offers us an intensive “coming together” practice, when we can re-invigorate our training with the support of our sangha and teachers.

This year’s Kyol Che will take place from Sunday, January 22th through Sunday, April 23rd. All are welcome to attend.

Weekly Kyol Che meetings will occur on Sunday mornings with hybrid online and in person practice.

The focus for this year’s Kyol Che is Zen’s Women Ancestors. Who are they, and what wisdom and compassion teachings have they extended to us over the millenia? And why is this important? From the mythological to the unnamed and little-known, we’ll be learning from these women ancestors and weaving them into the great, rich history of Zen.

Workshops will be held every other Sunday morning, beginning February 5 and running through April 16. Each workshop session we’ll be presenting women teachers in a somewhat chronological and geographic manner, starting with India, then moving to China and Korea. We aim to make these sessions as interactive and immersive as possible.

Part of the engagement with this topic will be an extra online session on Tuesday evenings which will be devoted to conversations about poetry and prose from the current era and teachers being studied.

For more information, visit the Kyol Che page

Kyol Che 2023 : January 22 – April 232022-12-22T15:37:32-08:00

3-Day Retreat: January 27 – 29

Daily 7 am – 4:30 pm Pacific Time

Beginning on Friday January 27, we’ll gather our online and in-person communities for a three day immersion in group practice, a Dharma talk, and personal Dharma dialogues with Zen Master Jeong Ji. Please join us to deepen our practice for the sake of all beings.

This is the first of three retreats associated with Kyol Che for 2023 — but please note that you do not need to be registered for Kyol Che to attend this retreat.

This retreat will be conducted as a hybrid of in-person practice in the Blue Heron dharma room and online using Zoom.  You may participate in person, online, or a combination of these.

Please register by Tuesday, January 24. You may register for the entire retreat or any combination of days that fits your schedule.

To Join Online: Our group practice Zoom link is here.
You can login up to 10 minutes before our daily 7am Pacific Time start time.

To Join In Person: come to Blue Heron by 6:50am Pacific Time on each day. Attendees should be vaccinated and wear a high-quality, well-fitting mask.   No food will be served; bring a lunch for the lunch break.

Retreat Fees :
Members: $25 plus dana per day.
Non-Members: $35 plus dana per day.

Please register by Tuesday, January 24.

Register Now!

View Retreat Schedule
3-Day Retreat: January 27 – 292022-12-20T20:07:12-08:00
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