May 13 - 19

Spring, week 8
"If the root of faith appears, the great ball of doubt will arise without fail." --Yamada Koun
Saturday Zen: Sat May 18, 10:00a - noon
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 May 13 - Sun May 19:
  • Hongzhi's Silent Illumination, p. 17
Opening and Closing for Mon Apr 22 - Sun May 19:
  • Opening: Invocation of Kanzeon, p. 3
  • Closing: Spring Everywhere, p. 26
See: BoWZ Westchester Sutra Book   ☙   Additional Texts   ☙   Boundless Way Zen Sutra Book, 4th ed.

Reading for Sat May 18
  • Primary Reading: Koun Yamada, Zen: The Authentic Gate, Ch. 14-15, "Three Necessary Conditions for Zen Practice," and "Zen Practice for People of Other Religions," pp. 169-175.
  • Optional Secondary Reading: Thich Nhat Hanh, Old Path White Clouds, Ch. 43, "Everyone's Tears are Salty," p. 278.
For subsequent weeks (through Jun 1): See Schedule for Reading. Starting Jun 8: Pema Chodron, Comfortable with Uncertainty

This Week's Raven Tale: #101, Rectification -- HERE

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