Spring Ango 2022
March 6 - May 29, 2022
Ango is our three-month training intensive that takes place each spring and fall, a rich and sustained opportunity to bring our practice more in tune with our daily lives. This season we’ll be focusing on various teachings of the Lotus Sutra which will be brought out through talks, retreats, workshops, and personal study.
In addition to practicing moment-to-moment awareness in daily activities, what other ways can you bring yourself into contact with the dharma during the day? Let this question guide you as you formulate your commitments for the training period. Ideally, your ango will include deliberate periods of practice in which you set aside time for one or two of the Eight Gates, as well as an ongoing effort to bring elements of the Eight Gates into the midst of your regular routines. Ango participants will have access to zooms for Buddhist study, body practice, art practice and sutra study, as well as related zazen intensives.
Please register for ango by Saturday, February 26th. Once you register you will have access to the Ango 2022 webpage and receive your Commitment Form. As you reflect on what is being offered and your other life priorities as you plan your commitments, remember that the purpose of ango is to renew and deepen our commitment to practice and training as integral aspects of daily life.
You can download, fill out and return your commitment form to the Monastery Training Office by Saturday, March 12th, email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you can, please join the Sangha Meeting for an introduction to the Ango on Thursday, March 3rd at 7:30 pm (register here), and come to the Ango Entering Ceremony on Sunday, March 6th via Livestream.
You will also receive regular emails over the course of the training period with Zoom links, study assignments and updates, and you’re welcome to call the Training Office if you have questions, and visit ZMM.org/ango for more details.