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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 

Winter 2020

 

 

Text:     The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva

 

Commentary: Becoming Bodhisattvas –OR- No Time to Lose by Pema Chodron

 

Week #

Date

Way of the Bodhisattva

 

Commentary chapter

Commentary

Pages

 

Saturday

Tuesday

Original text

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Jan. 4

Jan. 14

overview

People Like Us Can Make a Difference

p. ix - xvii

2

Jan. 18

Jan. 21

1.1    - 1.36

1. Developing a Clear Intention :

The Excellence of Bodhichitta

p. 1 - 23

3

Jan. 25

Jan. 28

2.1 – 2.65

2. Preparing the Ground :

Confession

p. 25 - 52

4

Feb. 1

Feb. 4

3.1 – 3.34

3. Transcending Hesitation:

Commitment

p. 53 - 75

5

Feb. 8

Feb. 11

4.1 - 4.48

4. Using Our Intelligence:

Awareness

p. 75 - 102

6

Feb. 15

Feb. 18

5.1 – 5.47

5. Taming the Mind :

Vigilance

p. 103 - 127

7

Feb. 22

Feb. 25

5.48 – 5.109

6. The Three Disciplines :

Vigilance

p. 129 - 158

8

Feb. 29

Mar. 3

6.1 – 6.37

7. Working with Anger :

Patience

p. 159 - 180

9

Mar. 7

Mar. 10

6.38 – 6.82

7 & 8

Patience

p. 180 - 202

10

Mar. 14

Mar. 17

6.83 – 6.134

8. Specific Situations :

Patience

p. 202 - 224

11

Mar. 21

Mar. 24

7.1 – 7.30

9. Enthusiasm :

Heroic Perseverance

p. 225 - 245

12

Mar. 28

Mar. 31

7.31 – 7.76

9. Enthusiasm :

Heroic Perseverance

p. 245 - 267



 


 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.