Be Playful, Be Connected
September 27 - November 8
HERE ARE twelve OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDY. YOU CHOOSE ten.
3 times per week in community plus 2 other times per week alone or in community
Short or long, whatever you can manage
Attend class – we will study the women and men ancestors
Four sessions – classes – 9/27, 10/4, 11/1, 11/8; 11:30-1:00; cost per class $5-15
Read a book or see a film
Write a review to share; what is consistent
with the Buddha’s teaching? Send this to
Gene; he will compile and distribute.
Have two study buddies; work in groups of three
Read aloud and discuss a weekly passage from Gene; write a short essay – your understanding of one passage; send this to Gene to read and respond to.
Include flexibility, strength and aerobic activity
Carrots? Bulbs? Pea sprouts? Figure out a way to share seeds
Your own oryoki cloth set? A handkerchief? The sewing teacher(s) will make themselves available to help.
Shakyo/ copy a sutra
Copy the same teaching multiple times? Begin your own sutra book?
Count to 108 every day
Work up to 108 bows? Or 108 breaths?
Minimum 3 full days – Oct 1,2, 3 & Nov 6,7,8
Cost per day $30-40; plus Home-based Rohatsu Intensive Dec 5-10
Converse with Gene
At least one time during these 6 or 7 weeks
Study Intensive Commitment Form
(Email your completed commitment form to Gene.)
Sesshin - October 1-3 Oct_sesshin_schedule.pdf
Registration is required; registration information will be sent to the AZGannouncments email list.
Sesshin - November 6-8 (Schedule TBA)
Study Intensive Classes-Studying the Ancestors
This series of four classes meets Sundays on Zoom 11:30-1:00. Class dates and study materials below.
https://zoom.us/j/6618292899 Password: 806499
Books that we will be drawing from throughout the class series:
The First Buddhist Women, Susan Murcott
Women in Buddhism, Images of the Feminine in the Mahayana Tradition, Diana Paul
The Hidden Lamp, Caplow and Moon
Women of the Way, Sally Tisdale
The Record of Transmitting the Light, Francis Cook
Transmission of Light, Thomas Cleary
And there will be a couple of online references later
- September 27 - Readings for Class #1--Introductory readings for studying the lineage
- From Keizan's The Record of Transmitting the Light:
- From Diana Paul's Women in Buddhism, Images of the Feminine in the Mahayana Tradition:
- October 4 - Readings for Class #2--Vashubhandu and Kisagotami
- November 1 - [Instructions TBA]
- November 8 - [Instructions TBA]
Registration is required for class attendance. Fees are $5.00 to $15.00 per class, sliding scale, and scholarships are available. Registration material will be sent to the AZGannouncments email list.