Classes

 

Second Koan Class

Ryushin Andrea Thach, Ellen Webb, and Ron Nestor will present our second Zoom koan class on three Thursday evenings: October 20, October 27, and November 3. Classes will be at 7:15‒8:45 p.m. All are welcome. We’ll be continuing with three cases from The Book of Serenity, the koan collection most closely associated with the spirit … Continue reading Second Koan Class

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Class: Buddha’s Eight-fold Path, Starting September 15

Starting September 15th, there will be a series of four Thursday night classes, each session focusing on two limbs of the Eight-fold Path. They will all be on Zoom and start at 7:15 pm. While anyone can attend the classes, we ask that you register so you can be notified about reading materials. Note there … Continue reading Class: Buddha’s Eight-fold Path, Starting September 15

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Many Communities, One Sangha: Community-of-Practice Program

“Many Communities, One Sangha: Exploring the Realities of Equity and Inclusion” is a curriculum which guides an inquiry for us, in small groups, to articulate our values and explore our desires and ways to implement the goals we determine together. It is not a top-down training, but rather a grassroots program designed to help us … Continue reading Many Communities, One Sangha: Community-of-Practice Program

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Coming-of-Age Program

We are excited to have your child join us for the 2022-2023 Coming of Age program this year. I have included the schedule below to remind you of our meeting dates. Please reserve the final retreat date during which we hope you and your child will be able to participate. Initial Orientation – Sunday September … Continue reading Coming-of-Age Program

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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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