A Zen Buddhist Community in Shelburne, Vermont

Bodhidharma Day Ceremony

6 oct 2024

Once you stop clinging and let things be, you'll be free, even of birth and death. You'll transform everything. You'll possess spiritual powers that can't be obstructed. And you'll be at peace wherever you are. —Zen Master Bodhidharma

On this day we honor our great ancestor, Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen. Following a short period of zazen, we will have a chanting service with circumambulation and incense offerings.

The sitting begins at 9:00 a.m. The chanting service will start at around 9:30 a.m. Members and trial members are welcome to attend in person. All are welcome to attend via Zoom—no need to sign up ahead, just use the regular sitting link (below).