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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 




The Wholehearted Way:

A translation of Eihei Dogen’s Bendowa With Commentary by Kosho Uchiyama Roshi

January 5th – February 26th, 2019

 

Week #

Date

 

 

 

Saturday

Tuesday

Commentary

pages

Bendowa text

pages

 

 

 

 

 

1

Jan. 5

Jan. 8

Introduction: p. 1-18

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2

Jan. 12

Jan. 15

p. 55-73

 (p. 19-21)

3

Jan. 19

Jan. 22

p. 73-94

 (p. 21)

4

Jan. 26

Jan. 29

p. 94-118

 (p. 21-23)

5

Feb. 2

Feb. 5

p. 118-142

 (p. 23-26)

6

Feb. 9

Feb. 12

p. 142-162

 (p. 26-29)

7

Feb. 16

Feb. 19

p. 162-188

 (p. 30-35)

8

Feb. 23

Feb. 26

p. 188-210

 (p. 35-42)





 Text:     The Vow-Powered Life : A Simple Method for Living with Purpose

by Jan Chozen Bays

Week #

Date

Chapter

 

 

Saturday

Tuesday

 

Pages

 

 

 

 

 

1

March 2

March 5

Introduction

Chapter 1: About Vows

p. i - 18

2

March 9

March 12

Chapter 2: Different Kinds of Vows

Chapter 3: Help in Forming Vows

p. 19 - 62

3

March 16

March 19

Chapter 4: Maintaining Vows

Chapter 5: The Challenges Vows Present

p. 63 - 112

4

March 23

March 26

Chapter 6: The Vows of Relationship

Chapter 7: Picked Up and Carried Along by Vows

p. 113 - 149


 

 


 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.