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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 

No Death, No Fear: Comforting Wisdom for Life

By Thich Nhat Hanh


Week #

Date

 

 

 

Saturday

Tuesday

Chapters/ Topic

Pages

 

 

 

 

 

1

Sept. 29

Oct. 2

 

Chapters 1 & 2

p. 1 - 36

2

Oct. 6

Oct. 9

 

Chapters 3 & 4(begin)

 Grief: regarding others’ death

 

p. 37 - 69

3

Oct. 13

Oct. 16

 

Chapters 4(cont.) & 5

Grief: regarding our own death

 

p. 69 - 102

4

Oct. 20

 

 

Chapters 6 & 7

Looking back from the position of our own death

 

p. 103 - 132

5

 

Oct. 23

 

Guest Teacher: Geshe Cheme

Tibetan Buddhist Perspectives on dying and death

 

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5

Oct. 27

 

Tibetan Buddhist Perspectives on dying and death

 

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4

 

Oct. 30

 

Chapters 6 & 7

Looking back from the position of our own death

 

p. 103 - 132

6

Nov. 3

Nov. 6

 

Chapter 8

Use of ceremony and tradition

 

p. 133 - 172

7

Nov. 10

Nov. 13

 

Chapter 9:  Accompanying the Dying

Designing the environment for the dying process

 

p. 173 - 194

8

Nov. 17

Nov. 20

 

Advance Planning & Preparations

Dharma Wills 

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December 2018

Date

 

Saturday

Tuesday

Topic

Nov. 24

Nov. 27

Special Topic : Gratitude

Dec. 1

Dec. 4

NO STUDY GROUP – Rohatsu Sesshin

Dec. 8

Dec. 11

Special Topic : “Engaged Buddhism”  

Dec. 15

Dec. 18

Special Topic : Practicing with the Holiday Season

Dec. 22

Dec. 25

NO STUDY GROUP – Holiday Break

Dec. 29

Jan. 1

NO STUDY GROUP – Holiday Break


 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.