Aspects of Practice 2014 —Beginner’s Mind: Exploring Suzuki Roshi’s Unpublished Koan Talks

Aspects of Practice—led by BZC Senior Students Denkei Raul Moncayo, Laurie Senauke, Ron Nestor, Ryushin Andrea Thach, Greg Denny, and Gerry Oliva—will begin with the opening sesshin on Saturday, October 18, and continue through the closing sesshin on Saturday, November 15.

As always, this is an opportunity for new and old students to sit and study together, and also share work, practice discussion, and tea. The complete calendar of events is available 

This year we will be delving into some of Suzuki Roshi’s unpublished talks on koans, exploring these in lectures and classes; we will also show a short movie of Suzuki Roshi. These materials are available online and in the BZC library for those who want to dive in on their own. Classes will be on Thursday evenings at 7:15 in the Community room. Some study materials will be available in advance.

As fall begins, please join us for this opportunity to refresh our timeless practice. All the relevant info and sign-up sheets will be posted in early October. If you have questions (or would like to access the online library), e-mail Raul or Laurie (,, or catch us at BZC.