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Study hour is moving on to a new text!

We are scheduled to conclude on July 31, 2014 The book of serenity

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The next book scheduled is the Vimalakīrti Sūtra, also called Vimalakīrtinirdeśa Sūtra,  a Mahāyāna Buddhist sūtra. It dates from no later than the 3rd century ce, based on its earliest Chinese translations, and most likely from the 1st or 2nd centuries ce.

In the sūtra the layman and householder Vimalakīrti, who is also, significantly, a model bodhisattva, instructs deities, learned Buddhist arahants, and lay people in all matters concerning the nature of enlightenment and Buddhist truth.

There are multiple translations, we may focus a bit on the Dr Robert Thurman version, but welcome any version to compare the translations.

We can share books for anyone who wants to join in, or feel free to purchase a copy and join us (many are very low cost online). Check our twitter page for any changes in schedule.

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Due to the holiday calendar, there won’t be the usual First Thursday group meeting this week. The next meeting will be Thursday, 6 February 2014.

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Thursdays – Study Hour

ocnJoin us this Thursday at 7:30 pm as we study The Book of Serenity as an opportunity to practice together with the Sangha. We read the entirety of text we discuss together. Preparation is encouraged, and so are drop ins!

There are books to share for anyone who wants to join in.

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Did you know at Hartford Street Zen Center there are additional ways outside our 6 day-a-week Zazen periods to come  together and practice the way?

buddha_handThe HIV Meditation Group meets twice a week, every week, Thursday and Friday at 10:30 am in the Zendo. There is 30 minutes of sitting followed by socializing in the garden.

Study Hour on Thursdays at 7:30pm we spend time with our Chinese Ch’an (Chinese Zen) Masters and Adepts reading the Book of Serenity and studying its’ teachings together.

The Meditation in Recovery Group meets every Friday at 7:30 pm until 9:00 pm in the Zendo and offers meditation, a talk and discussion. Meetings are led by senior Buddhist practitioners in recovery.

Click on the names of the groups in this post for more details.

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23 – 27 June: An LGBTIQ Dharma Study Week with HSZC friend Rev Tova Green @ Tassajara

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Thursdays – 7:30pm – Study Hour

e220b_buddha“When Xishi had a pain in her chest, she held her chest and grimaced. It made her even more beautiful. Homely girls imitating her only increased their ugliness. This is a criticism of study by mouth and ear, those who do not work for ineffable enlightenment.”

Join us this Thursday at 7:30 pm as we study the story of Shoushan’s “New Bride” in The Book of Serenity as an opportunity to practice together with the Sangha. We read the entirety of text we discuss together. Preparation is encouraged, and so are drop ins!

There are books to share for anyone who wants to join in.

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Thursdays – 7:30pm – Study Hour

12We are currently reading The Book of Serenity compiled in China in the twelfth century and recently translated into English by Thomas Cleary. We read together the entirety of the text we discuss each week, so please feel free to drop in. Prior preparation is encouraged, however, by no means required.

There are books to share for anyone who wants to join in.

 

 

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Thursdays – 7:30pm – Study Hour

ZGBbooWe are currently reading The Book of Serenity compiled in China in the twelfth century and recently translated into English by Thomas Cleary.

 There are books to share for anyone who wants to join in.

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THURSDAYS: Study Hour 7:30PM

Zengarden2We are currently reading The Book of Serenity compiled in China in the twelfth century and recently translated into English by Thomas Cleary.

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THURSDAYS: Study Hour 7:30PM

grassWe are currently reading The Book of Serenity compiled in China in the twelfth century and recently translated into English by Thomas Cleary.

 

There are books to share for anyone who wants to join in.

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