Event Tag: ango

An ango (安居), or kessei (結制), is a Japanese term for a three-month period of intense training for students of Zen Buddhism, lasting anywhere from 90 to 100 days.[1] The practice during ango consists of meditation (zazen), study, and work (samu(作務)).

Ango is typically held twice a year, the first period from spring to summer and the second period from fall to winter.[2] The word ango literally translates as “dwelling in peace”; the summer ango is referred to as ge-ango and the winter period is u-ango.[3] Additionally, some monasteries and Zen centers hold just one ango per year.[4]

From http://www.zenrivertemple.org/programme/:
The training format of the traditional three-month Ango has a long history. It started at the time of the Buddha, when he and his disciples would gather together during the rainy season. In today’s Japan all monks have to participate in a number of Angos in order to receive their licenses as bona fide priests.

Summer Training 4 Parts Monthlong Sesshin July 27 – Aug. 24   Summer Monthlong Sesshin Week 1: July 27 – August 1 Week 2: August 3–8 Week 3: August 10–15 Week 4: August 17–24 For more info and/or sign up, contact the Zen River Office at +31 (0)595 – 435039 or zenriver@zenrivertemple.org Sesshin (lit.: to connect the mind/heart) is a … Read moreThe Netherlands > Uithuizen > Zen River > Summer Training > 4 Parts Monthlong Sesshin – Tenkei Roshi & Myoho Sensei

Ango means “peaceful dwelling” and is traditionally defined in Zen as a period of time set aside to devote ourselves to intensive practice and Zen training. It is a training period for senior monks, culminating in the Shuso Hossen ceremony. The Summer Ango in Torrey will announce a practice schedule that includes morning and evening … Read moreUSA > Torrey, Utah > Two Arrows Zen – Summer Ango