Feb 4 - 10

Winter, week 7
"If we go on practicing assiduously, our illusions will decrease of themselves and the marvelous virtue of buddha nature will reveal itself in us. This practice is what we call 'personalization of the Supreme Way.'" --Koun Yamada
Saturday Zen: Sat Feb 9, 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 4 - Sun Feb 10:
  • Song of the Grass-Roof Hermitage, p. 16
  • Heart Sutra, p. 14
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 9:
  • Primary Reading: Koun Yamada, Zen: The Authentic Gate, Ch. 4b, "The Three Great Aims of Zen," 2nd half, pp. 49-57.
  • Optional Secondary Reading: Thich Nhat Hanh, Old Path White Clouds, Ch. 31, "I Will Return in the Spring," p. 203.
For subsequent weeks (through May 18): See Schedule for Reading.

This Week's Raven Tale: #90, Method -- HERE
This Week's Koan: Gateless Gate #5, Xiangyan's Man Up a Tree -- HERE

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