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 email@example.com and we'll answer it at the beginning of our next discussion.
|May 18th 2019||
To Begin Where I Am: Selected Essays by Czesław Miłosz - The Importance of Simone Weil
|February 10th 2018||The Transmission of Light - Dogen|
|January 27th 2018||The Transmission of Light - Rujing|
|January 13th 2018||The Transmission of Light - Zhijian|
|December 9th 2017||The Transmission of Light - Wukong|
|November 18th 2017||The Transmission of Light - Danxia|
|October 28th 2017||The Transmission of Light - Touzi|
|September 30th 2017||The Transmission of Light - Liangshan|
|September 9th 2017||Grace Schierson talks about her Rinzai training in Japan and teaching Zen now|
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