Category Archives: Study Groups

Study Hour continues its’ break until Thurs Jan 8th!

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

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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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Study Hour, Thursdays @7:30pm

We bid farewell (for now) to the Book of Serenity at case 100 last night at just under three years of study hour’s study. We will take a break next week, Aug 7th and reconvene on Aug 14th with 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.

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We will use the Robert Thurman as the basic text but reading the other translations and comparing differences is also acceptable.  We also just found out about a fourth by our same Book of Serenity Translator, Thomas Cleary you can look into by clicking here appears to only be in e-book version.

UntitledcPlease read the introduction and first chapter to prepare for our first study hour on this text August 14th.

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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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Aside

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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