Buddha Figures from members' home altars

Temple Nights

Tuesday, March 31 & Thursday, April 2, 2020   |     6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Place: Vermont Zen Center

Temple Nights are two special evenings set aside during the year for people of all ages to sit informally, offer incense, chant, and do prostrations before beautiful altars honoring Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.

Temple Nights take the place of regular sittings. They begin at 6:30 and end at 9 p.m. with a special chanting service and circumambulation.

Participants often walk about the Buddha Hall looking at the many different figures. The sitting, though informal, is focused and deep. Anyone who has been to a Temple Night can attest to the strength of concentration that builds up through the night. The sari-covered altars are beautifully decorated. Seated upon them, the figures not only remind us who we really are, they also help us express gratitude to and reverence for those who have transmitted the Dharma.

You will find Temple Night inspiring and invigorating. It is surely one of the most beautiful stops on the journey to our True Home. Please join us. Everyone is invited whether or not they are a member of the Sangha.