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Study Group

The Study Group program includes Zazen (sitting meditation) and group discussion. Discussion is usually focused on a particular text or topic. We use a wide range of Buddhist subject matter from many traditions, and we cover the same material on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings.

To join our online study group, please come to an Introduction program first.

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS, OUR EVENTS AND PROGRAMS ARE TAKING PLACE ONLINE.


 

Text:     Nothing Special : Living Zen

by Charlotte Joko Beck

 

Week #

Date

Chapter

Pages

 

Saturday

Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Nov. 14

Nov. 17

Chapter 1: Struggle –i, ii, iii

p. 1 - 23

2

Nov. 21

Nov. 24

Chapter 1: Struggle – iv, v

p. 24 – 38

3

Nov. 28

Dec. 1

Chapter 2: Sacrifice – i, ii, iii, iv, v

p. 41 – 66

 

Dec. 5

Dec. 8

Rohatsu –    Special topic

 

4

Dec. 12

Dec. 15

Chapter 2: Sacrifice – vi

Chapter 3: Separation & Connection – i, ii

p. 67 – 92

5

Dec. 19

Dec. 22

Chapter 3: Separation & Connection –iii, iv, v

p. 93 – 110

 

Dec. 26

Dec. 29

Holiday – no study group

 

6

Jan. 2

Jan. 5

Chapter 4: Change – i, ii, iii

p. 113 - 131

7

Jan. 9

Jan. 12

Chapter 4: Change – iv, v

Chapter 5: Awareness – i

p. 132 – 157

8

Jan 16

Jan. 19

Chapter 5: Awareness –  ii, iii, iv

p. 158 – 180

9

Jan. 23

Jan. 26

Chapter 5: Awareness – v

Chapter 6: Freedom – i, ii

p. 181 – 201

10

Jan. 30

Feb. 2

Chapter 6: Freedom – iii, iv

p. 202 – 218

11

Feb. 6

Feb. 9

Chapter 7: Wonder

p. 221 - 245

12

Feb. 13

Feb. 16

Chapter 8: Nothing Special

p. 249 - 273


 



 Note: Use of a text by the study group does not constitute an endorsement of the book by Shao Shan Temple, nor necessarily indicate agreement with the entire text.