Ordinary Mind Zendo's Discussion Groups

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 contact@ordinarymind.com and we'll answer it at the beginning of our next discussion.

Upcoming Discussion Groups

July 21st 2018

Isaiah Berlin - Freedom and its Betrayal - Fichte

Discussion Material
July 28th 2018

Isaiah Berlin - Freedom and its Betrayal - Hegel

Discussion Material
September 15th 2018

Isaiah Berlin - Freedom and its Betrayal - Saint-Simon

Discussion Material

Discussion Group Recordings

May 19th 2018 Koans on the multiplicity of self: Kuei-shan's Buffalo
May 5th 2018 Transference and the "Real" Relationship
April 28th 2018 Standing in the Spaces
April 21st 2018 Dissociation and the Observing Ego
April 14th 2018 Dissociation as an Interpersonal Process
March 31st 2018 Time and Timelessness
March 17th 2018 Normal Multiplicity of Self
March 10th 2018 Psychoanalysis and the Decentered Self
February 24th 2018 Introduction to Standing in the Spaces
February 17th 2018 The Transmission of Light - Ejo
February 10th 2018 The Transmission of Light - Dogen
January 27th 2018 The Transmission of Light - Rujing

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