Spring Class Series (HYBRID)

May 22nd, 2022 | 1:30pm

Dogen's "Shishobo"


Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm -- 4/24, 5/1, 5/22, 5/29

This is a HYBRID event -- in-person in the zendo and on zoom. Please contact Beverly to reserve a space in the zendo or if a scholarship is needed. Class fees are $5-$15 per class and can be paid through the website or in the zendo foyer.

Class Readings

Before the first class on April 24 read:

translated by Kaz Tanahashi - Bodhisattva's Four Methods of Guidance, pgs 44-48

PDF iconAwakening Together, by Larry Yang, Chapter 11, Aware Within and Without - personal actions and collective actions, pgs 117-131.


In the week between first and second class:

Please reflect on these questions: "How is bringing mindful attention to every circumstance an expression of giving? How are bearing witness, being fully present and having no fixed idea examples of giving?"

Read: Kind Speech – Myers, How to share and listen, three recommendations, pgs 35-48

Before the third class:

Please observe and discern your own patterns of communication using the

for observing one's own speaking and listening, the speaking of another, and recommendations for making requests without judgment. How can you continue to cultivate connection?


Beneficial Action – Bernie Glassman,

(Dogen’s Tenzo Kyokun), recipes for social change, Who are you cooking for? pgs 88-103


In the week between the third and fourth classes:

Identity Action -- Ruth King

pgs 1-14, context of mind/ heart to end othering