Four Wednesdays from January 8 — January 29, 2014

7 PM to 8:30 PM, at Boundless Way Temple

Teachers: Melissa Myozen Blacker, Roshi and David Dae An Rynick, Roshi

“To study the Buddha Way is to study the self.

To study the self is to forget the self.

To forget the self is to be actualized by the myriad things.”

These lines are from Eihei Dogen’s essay Genjokoan (Actualizing the Fundamental Point.) While Dogen lived in 13th century in Japan, his lucid and complex prose still have the capacity to lead us directly to the heart of what it means to be a human being.

In this class we will learn or rediscover basic Zen meditation practices, engage with each other in structured dialogue and group discussions based on Genjokoan, and use Dogen’s teaching as a basis for weekly assignments encouraging us to live with more awareness.

This class is open to beginners in Zen and meditation, as well as experienced practitioners.

Cost: $80 for four classes, $60 for Boundless Way Zen Members,

$40 for Boundless Way Temple members.

Register: by email to and include your name, email and phone. Please indicate any previous meditation experience and whether you are a member of Boundless Way Temple or Boundless Way Zen. Registration is complete when payment is received. Please make checks out to Boundless Way Temple, and mail to the Temple address, attention: Zen and Daily Life.