Spring Class Series (HYBRID)

DOGEN'S "SHISHOBO" -

THE FOUR WAYS BODHISATTVAS EMBRACE LIVING BEINGS

Sundays - April 24, May 1, May 22, May 29, 1:30-3pm

This is a HYBRID event -- in-person in the zendo and on zoom. Zendo seating is limited due to Covid safety protocols. Please contact Beverly to to reserve a space in the zendo or to request a scholarship. 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

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

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