Dragons Leap

A refuge. A warm center offering Zazen, brush works, and Dharma study. A place where creativity and compassion are cultivated, where intimacy is nourished.

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Dragons Keep, a Tale of Six Priests 2013 07/19/2021

Dragons Keep, a Tale of Six Priests 2013

Great Opening of Dragons Leap yesterday. Many in-person and zoomers participated. Mary Scott showed her amazing video, Dragons Keep, a Tale of Six Priests 2013. Here for your viewing pleasure!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uO1GH38e9FI&t=1s

Dragons Keep, a Tale of Six Priests 2013 In January of 2013, Michael Wenger ordained the first 6 priests in the newly formed Dragons Leap sangha. This video shows parts of their journeys including ...

07/11/2021

Today we were honored by a visit from Rev. Dokan Kojima, from the Soto Zen Buddhism-North America in Los Angeles and Rev. Taiga Ito from the Soto Zen Buddhism International Center in San Mateo. They popped in to drop off posters for the Soto Zen 100 Year Anniversary, which will be held in 2022.
For over a century, the living circle of Zen has grown roots, put forth blossoms and flowered in North America. To explore the many events and projects surrounding the 2022 centennial, check out the website here
Kyle Getschow, Dragons Leap President, and Michael Wenger, Abbot of Dragons Leap, hosted them with tea and cookies.

Today we were honored by a visit from Rev. Dokan Kojima, from the Soto Zen Buddhism-North America in Los Angeles and Rev. Taiga Ito from the Soto Zen Buddhism International Center in San Mateo. They popped in to drop off posters for the Soto Zen 100 Year Anniversary, which will be held in 2022.
For over a century, the living circle of Zen has grown roots, put forth blossoms and flowered in North America. To explore the many events and projects surrounding the 2022 centennial, check out the website here
Kyle Getschow, Dragons Leap President, and Michael Wenger, Abbot of Dragons Leap, hosted them with tea and cookies.

Dairyu Michael Wenger's Calligraphy-2021 01/23/2021

Dairyu Michael Wenger's Calligraphy-2021

Here's an almost 5 minute run through of over 150 of Dairyu Michael Wenger's brushwork for your enjoyment...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwch4DKNHYk&t=3s

Dairyu Michael Wenger's Calligraphy-2021 Here are many of Dairyu Michael Wenger's brushworks. He is the teacher of Dragons Leap Zen Center in San Francisco. There are over 160 images throughout the ...

01/09/2021
10/29/2020

A Segaki Hungry Ghosts Banner painted by Red Dog Pie Face 1986.

09/21/2020

Evening Zazoom Wellbeing Ceremony Sunday, September 20, 2020 for a member going into surgery soon. [Note computer on left with sangha members zooming].

08/27/2020

Happy Birthday to the Great Dragon...
(photo from the 60s in the Sierras before becoming a dragon!) (photographer unknown)

05/25/2020

Dragons Leap Resident Ino, Richard Urban, making Oreo cookies for Kyle Getschow (our DL president) and his partner, Ilaria Tassi, for all their kindnesses to the Great Dragon and his house. This includes Saturday night dinners from Chef Kyle.

04/20/2020

Zebra Dragons...

04/15/2020

Here are a few of the dragon's art over the past few days...

04/02/2020
03/31/2020

The great dragon on Ocean beach walk today...

12/10/2019

Wonderful Shuso Ceremony for Miguel Rojas to finish our Dragons Leap Sesshin, December 2019.

09/14/2019

Look who came to visit us today! Chitose-san Suzuki and her daughter Narumi Kobayashi. Narumi’s husband is Eiheiji’s kannin, Rev. Shodo Kobayashi. They were visiting Otohiro in our neighborhood and taking a walk. So they stopped in for tea. What a nice surprise!
Hoitsu was in Seattle for Ryuzen Robbie Pellet, who past away recently. Robbie was Hoitsu student and attendant for many years.

06/10/2019

Michael Wenger, in conversation with Gaetano Maida, film producer and international film festival producer/programmer, and long time friend. Michael introduced the movie Enlightenment Guaranteed, directed by Doris Doerring at the San Rafael theatre to a packed house. A lively question and answer session followed.

06/09/2019

All Beings Zen Sangha stopped by Dragons Leap today on their way to a few days at Green Gulch Farm. Have Fun!

05/27/2019

Celebrating Richard Urban's Brown Robes Ceremonies this week. Congratulations Richard.
Thanks to Vickie Austin and Kyle Getschow and of course, the Great Dragon, Michael Wenger.

03/03/2019

3.3.19 Hoitsu Suzuki - Painting at Dragons Leap

Sunday Morning March 3, 2019 at Dragons Leap

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYl38yJ5Bx8&t=14s

Hoitsu and Chitose and Otohiro came to visit Dragons Leap this morning and Hoitsu painted calligraphy in the studio.

3.3.19-Hoitsu, Chitose, Otohiro Suzuki Visit Dragons Leap 03/03/2019

3.3.19-Hoitsu, Chitose, Otohiro Suzuki Visit Dragons Leap

02/11/2019

Celebrating 7 years at Dragons Leap-February 10, 2019

12/10/2018

Great Practice Period and Sesshin with congratulations to Shuso, Steve Givens!

10/02/2018

Great visit today from Robyn Ellenbogen and Chris!

02/05/2018

Photos from Sunday's Priest Ordination of Steve Givens and Miguel Rojas!

12/12/2017

Chuck Gould's Shuso Ceremony-Sunday December 10, 2017

08/06/2017

2017 fall practice period details and agreement(1).docx

FALL practice period at the Drangon's Leap-with Dairyu Michael Wenger

https://ciisedu-my.sharepoint.com/personal/stierney_ciis_edu/_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?docid=1a29cc45a66dd480fa3e6932d5d18559f&authkey=AVAKxWrhVViqolm2Puklo8s&action=view

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07/11/2017

Congratulations to Bobbi Ponce-Barger and Bernd Bender for their leap through dharma transmission!

getting ready for the ceremony! 07/04/2017

getting ready for the ceremony!

07/03/2017

Photos from yesterday's priest ordination of Bernd Bender at Dragons Leap

drive.google.com 06/10/2017

Journal-Vol1.No2.pdf

Enjoy the Dragons Leap Journal by Dairyu and the Dragons Leap community: the new issue is out!
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bwe-kHEWn9exUFdmQm5tR1VNSGM/view?usp=sharing🙏

drive.google.com

03/20/2017

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Enjoy our first ever Dragons Leap Journal by Dairyu and the Dragons Leap community.

http://files.constantcontact.com/068b6063101/9f0e0ba6-3064-418f-ab17-338eab52b783.pdf

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[12/26/16]   Zendo closed until jan 3

I am in town and will be available by appointment

Txs
Michael

[11/09/16]   Sunday, November 13
One Day Sitting
6:00am-6:00pm

Change is upon us, as change simply is. The election season closes, this is a good time to come together, sit zazen. Please join us for our one day sitting this Sunday, November 13.

RSVP to Rachel 510-501-3024

All are welcome. Breakfast, lunch & tea will be served. Suggested donation is $50. Sliding scale is available to all.

[10/05/16]   Sandokai: The Merging of Difference & Unity

Dairyu Michael Wenger will teach an 8 week class on the Sandokai. We will study & discuss the Sandokai and Shunryu Suzuki's commentaries, using the book Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness.

Class meets Sunday evenings from 5:00-6:00pm October 9-December 4. (No class on November 13.) Suggested donation is $80, and a sliding scale is available to all. Please join us.

[07/07/16]   Hsin Hsin Ming Class
Sunday, August 7, 2016
4:00-6:00pm

Join Dairyu Michael Wenger's class on the Hsin Hsin Ming. We will work from the new translation Dairyu is developing, as well as existing translations. Explore this seminal Chinese work in a seminar format.

Register at 415-504-6085
Suggested Donation: $25

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