Classes

 

New Koan Class 3/17 – 4/7

Ellen Webb, Ryushin Andrea Thach, and Ron Nestor will present three koans from Thomas Cleary’s translation of The Book of Serenity. This collection of 100 koans or cases is the koan collection most associated with our Soto lineage.We’re aiming for interactive class discussions of these three provocative cases, which can be understood from different points of emphasis. We’ll supply a … Continue reading New Koan Class 3/17 – 4/7

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Class on the Three Doors of Liberation

Abbot Hozan will offer a four-session online study on this classic teaching—the Three Doors of Liberation—on Thursday evenings, 7:15 to 8:45, January 13 through February 3, in the Online Zendo. Zen Master Yoka Genkaku’s Shodoka/Song of Enlightenment begins with this verse: There is the leisurely one, Walking the Way, beyond philosophy, Not avoiding fantasy, not … Continue reading Class on the Three Doors of Liberation

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Buddhist Women Ancestors Guiding the Way

If you really want to cry for somebody, why not cry for yourself? Why not cry for all of us — who are just passing through. Fall on your knees and weep. Get it all out. Now get up. You’ve got work to do. From The First Free Women, Poems of the Early Buddhist Nuns … Continue reading Buddhist Women Ancestors Guiding the Way

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The Subtle & Poetic Teaching of Tung-shan

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 … Continue reading The Subtle & Poetic Teaching of Tung-shan

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