Please join us Thursdays!
Dōgen Zenji’s (Founder of our school of Zen) Shobo Genzo.
“This monumental work is considered to be one of the most profound expressions of Zen wisdom ever put on paper, and also the outstanding literary and philosophical work of Japan. It is a collection of essays by Eihei Dogen (1200–1253), founder of Zen’s Soto school.”
We are primarily focused on the more recent published version of Kazuaki Tanahashi. “He and a team of translators that represent a Who’s Who of American Zen have produced a translation of the great work that combines accuracy with a deep understanding of Dogen’s voice and literary gifts. This volume includes a wealth of materials to aid understanding, including maps, lineage charts, a bibliography, and an exhaustive glossary of names and terms—and, as a bonus, the most renowned of all Dogen’s essays, “Recommending Zazen to All People.”
The book is easily found online and there are books to share for anyone who wants to join in.
On 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!
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.
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.
After 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.