Category Archives: Study Groups

Study hour continues with Zen Master Dōgen

YABUUCHI Satoshi1On Thursday August 13th @7:30pm we will start to work through selections by Zen Master Dōgen. For August 13th, we will review the Manifestation of Great Prajña (wisdom) found in the Shobo Genzo.

If you have, or have access to this text, please read this in advance of our next study hour and we will focus on the translation by Kazuaki Tanahashi and a team of translators.

We may commit to a collection in one book going forward, but will discuss on Thursday in person! And it will be communicated after online!

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Study Hour Thursdays @ 7:30pm

We have completed the Vimalakirti Sutra and will take a break and not hold study hour on August 6, 2015. Congratulations all! Thank you for joining us.Untitled

We will reconvene on Thursday August 13th and start to work through selections by Zen Master Dōgen. For August 13th, we will review the Manifestation of Great Prajña (wisdom) found in the Shobo Genzo. Please read this in advance of our next study hour and we will focus on the translation by Kazuaki Tanahashi and a team of translators. Pictured and found here.

 

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Study Hour — RETURNS! — Jan 8th!

aAfter several weeks off, Thursdays @7:30pm, we are back on schedule to study the Vimalakīrti Sūtra, also called Vimalakīrtinirdeśa Sūtra. There are multiple translations, we focus 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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Study Hour continues its’ break until Thurs Jan 8th!

Please rejoin us for Study hour then! Thursday January 8th @ 7:30pm

buddhismAnd we hope to see you at Zazen and Saturday Dharma talks in the meantime!

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Week almost 4 of 6 of our Ango – Study Period

We are nearing 2/3 of our Ango – Study Period and want to encourage and invite you once again to our current heavier schedule carrying and into the Winter Light Retreat (schedule here). 14

Please feel free to join any of these times to help maintain the energy and effort of this period. Keep also in mind we still have our normal Saturday talks, Thursday night Study Hour of Text along with the added activities for the Study Period.

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Updated Fall Study Period schedule Oct 25 – Dec 7

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Study Hour Thursdays! @ 7:30pm

aThursdays @7:30pm, we study the Vimalakīrti Sūtra, also called Vimalakīrtinirdeśa Sūtra. There are multiple translations, we 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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Oct 25 through Dec 7th 2014 – Fall Study Period!

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Periods of focused practice are an ancient and vital part of Buddhist, and especially Zen, tradition. During the Study Period and Winterlight Retreat we will have an opportunity to focus on meditation and inner reflection, deepening our practice of the Buddha Way together.
 

Modeled on the traditional 90 Day Ango (Practice Period) the Study Period will include opportunities for private interviews with  Rev. Myo (dokusan), lectures and special ceremonies, as well as semi-formal meals (oryoki style), teas, and additional periods of meditation.

If interested please begin a dialogue with us by emailing hszc108@yahoo.com to discuss what days and times you can commit to, and we very much look forward to this practice opportunity with you!

 

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Study Hour Returns This Thursday!

aThursdays @7:30pm, we study the Vimalakīrti Sūtra, also called Vimalakīrtinirdeśa Sūtra. There are multiple translations, we 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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11th & 18th of September — Student/Peer gathering

On the 11th and 18th of September several of our Sangha who normally attend the weekly Thu57abebb6119042e736b4a18091b55351rsday Study Hour will gather to read together and discuss Eihei Dogen Zenji’sGenjo Koan while our Abbot is out of town.

We want to invite all who usually attend Study hour or even do not normally, to attend.

It will occur during our same normal Study Hour time slot on these Thursdays at 7:30pm to 8:30pm on these two dates.

This will be an informal in-person reading and discussion. Please feel free to join us!

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