Feb 11 - 17

Winter, week 8
"If even for a short time one sits erect in meditative absorption and impresses the buddha seal upon the three sources of karma -- physical, verbal, and mental actions -- everything in the world of things will become the buddha seal and all space will become enlightenment." --Dogen
Saturday Zen: Sat Feb 16, 10:00 a- 11:45am
room 24
Community UU
468 Rosedale Ave
White Plains, NY
Practice to be led by Meredith Garmon

Morning Zen. Tue - Fri, 6:00-7:15am, at the Parsonage, Basement Zendo. SEE HERE.

Chants for Mon Feb 11 - Sun Feb 17:
  • Unending Truth, p. 36
  • Facing Everything, p. 36
  • The Misunderstanding of Many Lifetimes, p. 37
  • Self and Other the Same, p. 37
  • Field of Boundless Emptiness, p. 37
Opening and Closing for Mon Jan 28 - Sun Feb 24:
  • Opening: Seeking with Empty Hands, p. 24; Bodhisattva's Prayer, p. 32
  • Closing: Sending-and-Receiving, p. 74
See: Boundless Way Zen Sutra Book, 4th ed.   ☙   Supplement   ☙   BoWZ Westchester Chant Schedule

Reading for Sat Feb 16:
  • Primary Reading: Koun Yamada, Zen: The Authentic Gate, Ch. 5, "Types of Zen Practice," pp. 59-66.
  • Optional Secondary Reading: Thich Nhat Hanh, Old Path White Clouds, Ch. 32, "The Finger Is Not the Moon, p. 211.
For subsequent weeks (through May 18): See Schedule for Reading.

This Week's Raven Tale: #91, Blasphemy -- HERE
This Week's Koan: Book of Serenity #97, Emperor Tongguang's Helmet Hood -- HERE

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