May 6 - 12

Spring, week 7
"Just as sunshine breaks through clouds, the light of our essential nature shines through the cracks in our delusion." --Yamada Koun
Saturday Zen: Sat Apr May 11, 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 6 - Sun May 12:
  • Fukanzazengi, p. 16
  • Heart Sutra, p. 10
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 11
  • Primary Reading: Koun Yamada, Zen: The Authentic Gate, Ch. 12b, "Eight Great Tenets of Mahayana Buddhism," 2nd half, pp. 152-162.
  • Optional Secondary Reading: Thich Nhat Hanh, Old Path White Clouds, Ch. 42, "Love is Understanding," p. 271.
For subsequent weeks (through Jun 1): See Schedule for Reading. Starting Jun 8: Pema Chodron, Comfortable with Uncertainty

This Week's Raven Tale: #100, The Best Turning Points -- HERE

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