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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.

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Text:     The World Could Be Otherwise : Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path

by Norman Fischer

 

 

Week #

Date

Chapter

Pages

 

Saturday

Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

May 23

May 26

Ch. 1 - Imagination

p. 1 - 25

2

May 30

June 2

Ch. 2 – The Perfection of Generosity

p. 27 - 41

3

June 6

June 9

… Generosity

p. 41 - 54

4

June 13

June 16

Ch. 3 – The Perfection of Ethical Conduct

p. 55 - 68

5

June 20

June 23

… Ethical Conduct

p. 68 - 82

6

June 27

June 30

Ch. 4 – The Perfection of Patience

p. 83 - 97

7

July 4

July 7

… Patience

p. 98 - 112

8

July 11

July 14

Ch. 5 – The Perfection of Joyful Effort

p. 113 - 126

9

July 18

July 21

… Joyful Effort

p. 127 - 139

10

July 25

July 28

Ch. 6 – The Perfection of Meditation

p. 141 - 155

11

Aug. 1

Aug. 4

… Meditation

p. 155 - 170

12

Aug. 8

Aug. 11

Ch. 7 – The Perfection of Understanding

p. 171 - 199


 


 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.