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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.


Study Group Schedule     
Tuesday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm  
Saturday, 8:00am – 8:50am 


Summer 2017

 

Text:     Not Always So : Practicing the True Spirit of Zen

By: Shunryu Suzuki

 

 

Week #

Date

 

 

 

Saturday

Tuesday

Chapters

Pages

 

 

 

 

 

1

July 8

July 11

Calmness of Mind

Express Yourself Fully

Freedom from Everything

p. 1-15

2

July 15

July 18

Jumping off the 100 ft Pole

Changing Our Karma

Enjoy Your Life

p. 16-28

3

July 22

July 25

Walk like an Elephant

Letters from Emptiness

Brown Rice is Just Right

The Zen of Going to the Restroom

p. 29-46

4

July 29

August 1

Caring for the Soil

Everyday Life is like a Movie

Resuming Big Mind

Ordinary Mind, Buddha Mind

p. 47-61

5

August 5

August 8

Supported from Within

Open Your Intuition

Find Out for Yourself

p. 65-76

6

August 12

August 15

Be Kind with Yourself

Respect for Things

Observing the Precepts

Pure Silk, Sharp Iron

p. 77-92

7

August 19

August 22

Not Always So

Direct Experience of Reality

True Concentration

Wherever I go, I Meet Myself

p. 95-110

8

August 26

August 29

The Boss of Everything

Sincere Practice

One with Everything

p. 111-123

9

Sept. 2

Sept. 5

Wherever You Are, Enlightenment is

Not Sticking to Enlightenment

The Teaching Just for You

Stand Up by the Ground

p. 127-142

10

Sept. 9

Sept. 12

 Just Enough Problems

Sun-Faced Buddha, Moon-Faced Buddha

Sitting Like a Frog

p. 143-153