An apt saying for Zen students is that it's not the early bird that gets the worm, but it's the bird that knows what a worm looks like. Following our Saturday program, on non-sesshin days, we study an assigned text as a group and find teachings in koan collections, poetry, biographies, and scholarly works. If you're able to come into the city you're welcome to join in and participate. If not, you can listen to recorded discussions below.
If you have a question about a particular work we're reading, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll answer it at the beginning of our next discussion.
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