Services

Ullambana / Obon

01 Oct 2017 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
In many Buddhist countries, this day is a day for ancestor worship. A day to spend cleaning the grave site, and altar and chanting for our passed relatives. We hold a different view of this service. Our Ullambana day is focused on being thankful for our lives, and taking the time to let go of
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Awakening Sitting

08 Dec 2017 | 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Every year we gather to sit as the Buddha did during his awakening. Our service will have additional readings, teachings and an opportunity to challenge your practice. All are welcome to help celebrate this important day. Please join us on December 8th (Friday) at 7:00 pm. We will have a
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DGZ Nature Walking Group

03 Jun 2017 - 14 Oct 2017 | 10:30 am - 10:30 am
Join us as we walk in nature at 10:30am at the Troy Nature Center (6685 Coolidge Hwy, Troy, MI 48098). Each Saturday we will gather at the front entrance to walk through nature together. This is not walking meditation, but rather a chance to walk and talk with each other. We will walk light
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Sunday Service / Zazen Meditation

Join us for our regular Sunday morning service. We will start with a short service, followed by one period of zazen meditation, a second period of meditation (potentially qigong, walking meditation, compassion meditation, and more) and a brief dharma talk. Every week: 10:00 – 11:00 am,
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Vesakha Puja (Buddha’s Birthday)

Each year, buddhists celebrate Vesakha Puja or as its sometimes referred to in English “Buddha’s Birthday.” This day is a combination of celebrating the birth of Shakyamuni Buddha, his life, and his passing. We celebrate but gathering together for a special service, including
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Wedding Ceremonies

If you are getting married and would like the clergy of Dharma Gate Zen to officiate, please contact us for information. Many people would like to get married without holding the service in a church. We can help you create a special, meaningful service based on spirit of your union in and
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Blessing Ceremony

Many people who are not affiliated with other religions but would still like to have their new born blessed, can contact us for information. In some Buddhist cultures, these “blessings” happen in passing when a family encounters a monk in the street. We are able to create a special service for
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