March
6  Rachel Mansfield-Howlett Roshi

13  Linda Proulx

20  Rev. Chris Bell, Head of Practice

27  Deanna Hopper, Practice Leader

April
3  Rachel Mansfield-Howlett, Roshi

10  Michelle Brandt Sensei

17  Gary Brandt, Practice Leader


24  Rev. Chris Bell, Head of Practice

Hi Friends,

Many of us will gather together today at these two events with our neighbors, to show solidarity, strength and hope. I particularly invite you to the afternoon’s Interfaith Unity Service, where Roshi Rachel will offer a reading from the Buddhist tradition, and I’ll offer a few words as a Unitarian Universalist Minister. 

1.  Women’s March (for all people!)
12:00 - 1:30 
Santa Rosa City Hall
https://www.facebook.com/events/1749972928661468/

2. Interfaith Unity Service
3:00 - 4:00
Center for Spiritual Living
https://www.facebook.com/events/110259042812808/

I hope to see you at one or both!

Blessings,
Chris 
REFUGE CLASSES & RAKUSU SEWING 
Tea & Comfort ~ Reflection & Sewing

Saturdays 8:30–11:30am 
Open to everyone
Discussion 8:30–9:30am  
Sewing 9:30–11:30am

January 14
February 11
March 11
April 15

Homemade pastries provided
Yulupa Commons
by reservation Linda@prolx.biz
$10 suggested donation
Deepening autumn
My neighbor
How does he live, I wonder?
Matsuo Basho
Translation, RH Blyth
Buddha's Birthday Luncheon & Sweet Tea Ceremony in the Vineyard
Sunday May 1 1:30-4:30pmLocation: Vikki's in SebastopolDirections provided upon RSVP (gbrandt@sonic.net)
Music: Kalei Kamanoha
Ceremony at 2:00pm

Menu:
Local bread and cheese
Barbecued chicken
Mike's Really Fine Beans
Greens Salad
Mike's Home Cured Olives
Rachel's Carmelized Onions
Vikki's Strawberry Shortcake and whipped cream

Suggested Donation: $10
Friends and Family welcome, just let us know how many

WHAT TO BRING:

Your own beverage
Sun protection
Optional: Flowers to place on the Baby Buddha Flower Bower








A YEAR AT A GLANCE
CityZen Monday Night Meditation
Monthly Themes

SPRING
March – ZEN 101 – What Zen Is and Isn’t
April – Awakening – It’s Always Happening
May – Developing a Personal Practice – The Essentials

SUMMER
June – Investigating Koans
July – Ease – A Natural way of Practice
August – Dharma – It’s Everything We Meet

FALL
September – Taking Refuge ­– The Vows of Character
October – Remembrance – The Ancestors: Asian, American and Women
November ­– Gratitude – Lucky Lucky Life

WINTER
December – Emptiness – The Big Zero
January – Contemplative Practices for the Winter Season
Februrary – Working with Difficulty


Meditation Instruction is offered on the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:30pm or by appointment at gbrandt@sonic.net





The plum blossoms are out in Sonoma County –
Join us for meditation on Monday nights at 7:00pm in Santa Rosa at the Glaser Center