Aug 31 - Sep 6

Summer, week 11
"In Zen there are two ways of describing reality. Basically, one says that reality is all One, that everything is Buddha. The other describes the manyness of reality, its multitude of diverse phenomena and differences. What both sutras say is that these two ways of perceiving reality are not just valid, but essentially the same." --Bernie Glassman
Saturday Zen. Our next Zen service is Sat Sep 2, 10:00 - 11:45am, in room 24 at Community UU, 468 Rosedale Ave, White Plains, NY. Meredith is out of town on Sat Sep 2. Zen practice will be led by Terry Truta.

Chants. See: Boundless Way Zen Sutra Book, and
BoWZ Westchester Chant Schedule
For Wed Aug 23 - Wed Sep 20, the chants are:
  • Song of the Jeweled Mirror Samadhi, p. 18
  • Shinjin Gakudo, p. 42
Reading this week: Bernie Glassman, Infinite Circle, "Introduction" (ix-xiii) and "No Yellow Brick Road" (5-15).

Case this week (well, fortnight): Book of Serenity #35, "Luopu's Obeisance": CLICK HERE.

Buddhism 101 Offered. Spend a day at our Boundless Way Temple in Worcester. On Sat Sep 9, from 9:00 to 17:00, they are offering "Buddhism 101" plus an afternoon retreat at the BoWZ Temple, 1030 Pleasant St, Worcester, MA 01602. Schedule for the day:
9:00 - 12:00 Workshop
12 - 12:30 Lunch (bring your own)
12:30 - 13:15 Caretaking practice
13:30 - 17:00 Silent Retreat
For more details: http://tiny.cc/Buddhism101Fall17
To register: https://tinyurl.com/BoWTBuddhism101
For carpooling from White Plains, email to Brain LaVoie: brianlavoie43 -at- gmail -dot- com

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