Dear Dharma Friends,
The truth of uncertainty is so clear to all of us these days, as we adjust to life in relation to Covid-19. We at Upaya are doing our loving and responsible best to protect you and the sangha as this wave of illness makes its way across our country. As you might have guessed, we are cancelling Spring Practice Period at Upaya, except for residents. And we will be closing the zendo as of Sunday, March 15. But we are offering online options that we are developing now, and we hope you will join us online for practice and teachings!
Zazen will still be happening virtually, Monday-Sunday at 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., thanks to Upaya’s residents, priests, and elders, and we invite you to join through this link:
WEDNESDAY NIGHT DHARMA TALKS
We will also livestream Wednesday’s Dharma Talk with peacemaker John Paul Lederach at 5:30 p.m.. This session will begin with 15 minutes of meditation. Please join us through our Live YouTube page at this link.
As soon as the contagion issues around Covid-19 are resolved, we will be re-opening the zendo, and you will immediately hear from us.
We are doing our best to be responsible by moving teachings and practice online and postponing programs and limiting access to Upaya during this global health crisis. We need your help in navigating the huge financial losses we are experiencing at this time. Please consider becoming a member, or support our general fund. If your program is canceled, consider converting your payment into a donation or move your program payment to next year.
Please know that your ongoing support and care are much appreciated, and we look forward to hosting you here at Upaya as soon as possible.
Roshi Joan Halifax, Upaya Zen Center
Wednesday, March 14, 2020