Practice Period Class

2018 Practice Period Class Materials














Selections From Books:

Faces of Compassion: Classic Bodhisattva Archetypes and Their Modern Expression, Taigen Dan Leighton; Chapter 1: PDF iconThe Bodhisattva Ideal.pdf

Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World, Joanna Macy and Molly Young Brown; Chapter 2: PDF iconThe Greatest Danger.pdf


For next class, April 1:

• All:  read Taigen, pgs 25-43, Faces of Compassion, Bodhisattva Archetypes

• For those who have taken up the extra study in solos or pairs:          

Associating the following teachings with paragraphs 2, 3 and 4, respectively, of the Buddha’s Parinirvana Brief Admonitions Sutra:

Trust in Mind

Song of Zazen

Song of the Grass Hut


Who are the authors?

When were they written?

What are the historical contexts and cultural influences?

What is the fundamental teaching?

How does this teaching illustrate the paragraph of the Parinirvana Sutra?

What is the relationship of this text to the Precepts?

Paraphrase a few lines into your own modern speech.

Offer a prompt to class members for discussion during class.