This Week: Feb 17 - 22

"Zen is not some kind of excitement, but concentration on our usual everyday routine."
- Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
We're on for the full schedule this week.
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 17. Charlotte Joko Beck, Nothing Special. Ch. 9, "Forgiveness."

    Tue Feb 18. Koan of the Week. "What the Holy Ones Have Not Preached." Gateless Gate #27 & Blue Cliff Record #28.

    Wed Feb 19. Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. Ch. 13, "Zen and Excitement."

    Thu Feb 20. Thich Nhat Hanh, The Heart of Buddha's Teaching. Ch. 10, "Right Thinking."

    Fri Feb 21. Taizan Maezumi & Bernie Glassman, On Zen Practice: Body, Breath & Mind. Ch. 1. "Why Practice."

    Sat Feb 22. Robert Aitken, Taking the Path of Zen. Ch. 9, "The Koan Mu."

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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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