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.
|June 9th 2018||Isaiah Berlin - Freedom and Its Betrayal - Introduction + Helvetius|
|June 2nd 2018||Koans on the Multiplicity of Self: Hyakujo's Fox|
|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|
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