Talks on the Mumon’s Gateless Gate have been given almost monthly for the past four years. For 2013, we will study Cases 42 to 48. The commentary by Yamada is recommended.
Nothing Special Program
For 2013, talks on themes and teachings emerging from Nothing Special by Charlotte Joko Beck will be given. These will usually be held on 2nd Tuesdays at 8:20 pm (following Zazen/Meditation).
Periodically we have talks, readings, discussions or films on the applications of Zen or Buddhist teachings to the issues of the day, for example, ecology, war, economy, simplicity, etc. These are usually held on Tuesdays at 8:20 pm, following Zazen/Meditation.
A film on a Zen-related topic, followed by discussion, is held about every other month, on a third Tuesdays. We have one 30-minute period of Zazen/Meditation, followed by a film and discussion.
The dates for 2013 are: Feb. 19, Mar. 19, May 14, June 11, Aug. 20, Oct. 15, Dec. 10.
A sampling of last year’s films includes: “The Zen of Dogen;” “Mind of Play” Touching the Heart of Intimacy;” “D.T. Suzuki;” and short films on “Mindfulness at a SeniorCenter & PublicElementary School.”