This Week: Feb 24 - Mar 1

"Practice is always a battle between what we want and what life wants."
- Charlotte Joko Beck, Nothing Special
CLOSED DATES: The Basement Zendo will be closed this week on Tue Feb 25 and Wed Feb 26. Meredith will be out of town at a 3-day workshop for UU Ministers in Murray Grove, NJ.
Morning Zen: Mon-Fri: 7:30 - 8:30
Saturday Zen Service: 10:00 - 11:30

    The dharma talks/discussions each day are based on these readings. Read the chapter or koan in advance if you can. (If not, no worries.)

    Mon Feb 24. Charlotte Joko Beck, Nothing Special. Ch. 10, "The Talk Nobody Wants to Hear."

    Tue Feb 25. CLOSED.

    Wed Feb 26. CLOSED.

    Thu Feb 27. Thich Nhat Hanh, The Heart of Buddha's Teaching. Ch. 11, "Right Mindfulness."

    Fri Feb 28. Taizan Maezumi & Bernie Glassman, On Zen Practice: Body, Breath & Mind. Ch. 2. "Can Everyone Realize True Nature?"

    Sat Mar 1. Diamond Sutra (trans. Red Pine), sections 1 & 2.

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    The "Koan of the Week" is drawn from these three koan collections. (Name in English followed by name in Chinese using the Pinyin Romanization system, Chinese using Wade-Giles Romanization, Japanese.)

    "Gateless Gate," "Wumenguan," "Wu-men-kuan," "Mumonkan."

    "Blue Cliff Record," "Biyan Lu," "Pi-yen Lu," "Hekiganroku."

    "Book of Serenity," "Book of Equanimity," "Congrong Lu," "Ts'ung-jung Lu," "Shoyoroku."

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