Zen - Yom Kippur

Finding Oneness on the Day of At-One-Ment (Yom Kippur)

Wednesday, September 19, 2018  12:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Rabbi Richard Chimon Simon, Seijaku Roshi, and The Monks of Pine Wind will come together to lead a series of meditations, prayers, sutra chanting, and spiritual exercises in Forgiveness and Reconciliation for Ourselves, Our Communities, and for The World.

Yom Kippur also known as the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Its central themes are atonement and repentance.

Fusatsu, the Zen-Buddhist Service of Atonement, is one of the most beautiful and profound ceremonies in the Zen tradition. In doing Fusatsu, we acknowledge the truth of suffering caused by our own ignorant view of ourselves as separate from the world we inhabit. We atone for the beginningless greed and anger that arise because of it.

This purification repairs wholeness and restores harmony.

Accompanied by bells and punctuated by full bows, Yom Kippur/Fusatsu is wisdom that we fully realize not merely by recitation, but by actual embodiment. The ceremony is central to Zen practice, Jewish life, and vital to the peace we each seek.

Note:  Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) is traditionally a day of fasting — (no food or liquids are consumed) — so we can empathize with the plight of those that go hungry everyday.
Also, fasting sharpens the mind and senses.  (Liquids and light fare will be available for those who do not or cannot fast, especially at the end of the day.)  
Please DO NOT Fast if it may cause you any health problems.

Anyone is welcomed to participate in this most auspicious occasion. 


Program Fees:  Individual $100. Spouse/Partner $150.