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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 


Fall 2019

 

Text:     How to Cook Your Life: From Zen Kitchen to Enlightenment

 

Dogen with commentary by Kosho Uchiyama Roshi

  

Week #

Date

Chapters

Pages

 

Saturday

Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Sept.  14th

Sept. 17th

Introduction &

Tenzokyokun(begin)

p. vii - 8

2

Sept. 21st  

Sept. 24th

Tenzokyokun(middle) &

1: “Tenzokyokun and Shikantaza”

p. 8-14

p. 23-30

3

Sept. 28th

Oct. 1st

Tenzokyokun(end) &

 2: “Concerning the Religious Life”

p. 14-19

p. 31-34

4

Oct. 5th   

Oct. 8th

3: “True Form of the Self” &

4: “Everything you encounter is your life”

p. 35-45

5

Oct. 12th

Oct. 15th

5: “Seeing the World…”

6: “On Parental Mind”

p. 46-55

6

Oct. 19th

Oct. 22nd   

7: “Having a passion for life”

8: “Direction and goal”

9: “Making Life Calculations”

p. 56-69

7

Oct. 26th

Oct. 29th

No Class

 

10: “Working with Clear Vision”

11: “Living through the Life of the Self”

p. 70-81

8

Nov. 2nd

No Class

Nov.  5th 

 

10: “Working with Clear Vision”

11: “Living through the Life of the Self”

p. 70-81

9

Nov. 9th

Nov.  12th  

 

12: “On Life Force and Life Activity”

13: “The Function of a Settled Life”

14: “Throwing your Life into the Abode…”

p. 82-97






Text: Hardwiring Happiness  by: Rick Hanson

 

Week #

Date

Chapters

Pages

 

Saturday

Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Nov.  16th

Nov. 19th

Chapters 1 & 2

p. 3 - 31

2

Nov. 23rd  

Nov. 26th

Chapters 3 & 4

p. 32 - 75

3

Dec. 7th

Dec. 10th

Chapters 5 & 6

p. 76 - 110

4

Dec. 14th   

Dec. 17th

Chapters 7 & 8

p.111 - 146

 

 


 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.