All are welcome to our weekly introductory class emphasizing Zen meditation instruction. Please arrive a little early so we can help you find a seat.
8-Week Introduction to Zen Series
Tuesday, March 31 – Tuesday, May 19
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Our spring series of introductory classes exploring Rinzai Zen practice runs from the end of March through mid-May. All are welcome to any or all of the classes. A $5 donation is suggested for each class. Here’s the schedule:
March 31: Zazen – how to practice seated meditation.
April 7: Mindfulness Practices – chanting, walking, bowing, tea.
April 14: Circles of Meditation – the expanding circles of meditation practice and how they carry over into our daily lives.
April 21: Koan Study – the use of koans (Zen parables) to investigate our own deep nature.
April 28: Four Noble Truths – the Buddha’s radical teaching on liberation from suffering.
May 5: Noble Eightfold Path – Buddha’s Way to gradually unravel suffering in our lives.
May 12: Four Great Vows – the fundamental context for our whole Zen practice.
May 19: The Precepts – the Bodhisattva Precepts for upright conduct in living a compassionate, awakened life.