We invite you to join the 2018 Aspects of Practice period—four weeks of practice, renewal, study, and discussion led by Hozan Alan Senauke and BZC practice leaders. Aspects of Practice has traditionally encouraged newer students to root their Zen practice. It also includes the wider BZC community who wish to refresh themselves and make a sustainable commitment to practice and support our senior practice leaders.
This year we will draw from The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women. Practice leaders will lecture on Saturdays, lead Monday morning discussions, and offer a class on four successive Thursdays. All of these events are open to everyone. In addition, there will be informal teas and regular practice discussion. Each sangha participant is strongly encouraged to meet with Hozan Sensei or a practice leader at least once during Aspects. Your interest, support, and encouragement can be of help to the whole sangha. For further details, please look carefully at the enclosed calendar and the zendo events bulletin board.
Aspects of Practice will begin with a one-day sesshin on Saturday, October 6, led by Gerry Oliva, and end with a one-day sesshin on Saturday, November 3, led by Hozan. For more information on either sesshin, please contact the sesshin directors, Peter Overton (for October 6) or Gary Artim (for November 3): firstname.lastname@example.org. Peter can also be reached at 510-325-2342 and Gary at 510-676-9756.