Famine Relief Ceremony

Thursday, February 3, 2022  |   7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | ZOOM

Famine Relief Ceremonies are a concrete way to express compassion for those who are suffering from the deprivations of hunger. Some people choose to fast that day according to their desires and abilities—for example, foregoing solid food or skipping a meal. Once a year, during the Fall Famine Relief Ceremony, the Zen Center matches all donations. This year, the donations will be matched at the ceremony in November.

Zazen begins at 7:00, the ceremony starts at 7:20 with chanting, prostrations and circumambulation. Specific instructions will be given just prior to the ceremony.

A vegetarian food offering is part of this ceremony for those who are able to attend in person. If you cannot, you are encouraged to donate to your local food bank. A monetary donation is part of the ceremony. Proceeds are sent to Oxfam or local food shelves. Donations can be made by check or via the donation form below. Please be sure to indicate it its for Famine Relief.