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Two Mondays—August 24 and 31, from 7 to 8:15pm
Ross Blum will present a two-session class on this 9th century Chinese Zen teacher from whom our Soto School derives its name. At our first meeting we’ll study a selection of stories compiled in The Record of Tung-shan translated by William Powell. In our second class we’ll explore the “Five Positions,” his description of the unfolding of a Zen student’s practice within the world of form and emptiness as it relates to our life today. See below for class materials.
While Dōgen Zenji eschewed systems or techniques in practice, we’ll see that he had absorbed this 400 year-old ancestor’s system when composing Genjokoan, a seminal fascicle in Shobogenzō.
The class will be held in BZC’s Online Zendo and is open to all; no need to register.
Class offering by donation supports BZC’s programs. Your discretionary amount is greatly appreciated. Donations by check to BZC or with PayPal using the Classes tab on our Donation Page .
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