In addition to the events on the calendar, we offer daily zazen and a Saturday program which includes a public lecture at 10:10. Please see the weekly schedule.
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Class: Foundations of Buddhism
January 16, 2020 –
Ikushin Gerry Oliva and Karen Sundheim will be teaching a four-week class on the funda-mental practices and concepts of Buddhism. Classes will take place in the community room on Thursday evenings 7:15‒8:45 on January 16, 23, and 30 and February 6. Beginners will be introduced, and more experienced students stimulated to go deeper, in understanding the Buddhist view and experience of reality. Discussion and questions are strongly encouraged. In Zen we often say “just sit.” This is true; but the accompanying aspects of study, concept, and insight are also necessary. Subjects will include the life of the Buddha, the historic development of Buddhism, the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, the three marks of existence, the role of karma, dependent co-arising, zazen, and the skandas. Copies of readings will be provided prior to each class and will be on the bulletin board shelf under the sign-up sheet. The cost for the series is $40.