Buddhism 101 Fall Series 2017: Stories and Koans from our Zen Ancestors


Study and Practice on Four Saturdays 2017
Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 2


Schedule (Sept. 9):

9:00-12:00 Workshop
12:30-1:15 Caretaking practice
1:30-5:00 Silent Retreat


Join us this fall and winter to explore stories and koans from our Zen Ancestors. Each month we will focus on one teacher: Bodhidharma in September, Hui Neng in October, Matsu in November and Linji in December. Although we are separated from these teachers by centuries, their teaching is alive and present right now and inspires us in our modern Boundless Way Zen practice. As always, we will use these teachings as a way to move closer to our own individual experiences through guided practices, presentations, and discussion.

After lunch we will have the opportunity to apply the morning’s teaching through the traditional mindfulness practice of samu – caretaking of the Temple and grounds. Following that we will have afternoon Zen practice, with silent sitting, chanting, a dharma talk, and individual meetings.

Morning Workshop (pre-registration required)
*Per Session – $35 Temple members / $50 non-members

Afternoon Retreat (no registration required)
*Free to participants in morning workshop
*Suggested donation for others: $15 Temple members / $30 non-members

You may register for one, two, three, or four classes. There is a discount for the whole series.

Financial Aid is available and no one is turned away because of financial reasons. If you wish to apply for financial aid please check the box for financial aid at registration and the registrar for the class will contact you.

Classes will be taught by David Dae An Rynick, Roshi, Melissa Myozen Blacker, Roshi, James Myosan Cordova, Sensei, and Diane Shoshin Fitzgerald, Sensei.

Click here to register for one or more of these classes.