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Dharma Seminar: January
January 5, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST
Everyday Zen’s Dharma Seminar meets weekly on Wednesday evenings. The evening includes a period of Zazen followed by lecture and small and large group discussion. Our study is generally centered on a classical text, changing more or less each month; the emphasis is always on the application of the teachings to daily life.
Norman leads seminar most weeks with senior teachers filling in when he is away. Students are asked to attend all meetings in the calendar month.
In January, seminar returns to an online-only format, in Zoom.
As always, seminar runs from 7:00 – 9:00 pm, starting with half an hour of zazen. For January’s Dharma Seminar, we will study koans. Norman and Chris Fortin will co-lead seminar each week in January.
Here is the schedule of readings:
1/5: Dogen’s Mana Shobogenzo, case 34. “The World-Honored One’s Intimate Speech” (found in Daido Loori, The True Dharma Eye: Zen Master Dogen’s Three Hundred Koans)
1/12: “The Bodhisattva of Compassion’s Hands and Eyes,” Mana Shobogenzo, case 105; also Book of Serenity 54 and Blue Cliff Record 89
1/19: “Baizhang’s Fox,” Mana Shobogebzo, case 102; Book of Serenity 8, Gateless Barrier (Mumonkan) 2
1/26: “The Bodhisattva’s No Miraculous Powers,” Mana Shobogenzo, case 213
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How to Register
To receive the Zoom link:
Please register using the button above to receive the Zoom link for the January Dharma Seminar series. You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom access info and reminders every week, the day before seminar, for the duration of the series.
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- On Zoom: $40 for the monthly series ($10 per session) or whatever you are comfortable contributing.
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