In October, Dharma Seminar will meet online, only, with no face-to-face gathering. We will continue meeting from 5:00 – 7:00 pm (PT).
Our text for seminar in October and November will be Cultivating the Empty Field: The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi, translated by Taigen Dan Leighton and Yi Wu.
Hongzhi was an important Song Dynasty Zen Master who is credited with first articulating the practice of ‘just sitting,’ which is Dogen’s practice, and ours. His writing are suggestive, poetic, and beautiful.
Seminar will meet on Zoom, only, October 12,19,26. We may return to a hybrid format for meetings on November 2,9, and 16. Norman will be present for most meetings.
November 23 will be Thanksgiving break. November 30, during seminar time, we will have a priest ordination for Anlor Davin and Jane Flint at the Church.