In April 2017, Jim Hare traveled with a group of Western pilgrims to visit (and stay in) Buddhist monasteries in Zhejiang Province, south of Shanghai. Jim will present a thematic slide show and narrative, touching on devotional practices, the Bodhisattva Guanyin, T’ien T’ung Ssu (the monastery where Eihei Dogen met his teacher), and the T’ang era poet Han Shan.
Two (repeating) presentations at SDC Meditation Hall
Saturday, August 19, 7pm & Saturday, September 16, 7pm
Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, who is leading our 1-day sitting on Saturday, June 3rd, is also offering a four-week online course on The Way of Tenderness.
Zenju Zenju shares with us that liberation is possible. Rather than examining race, gender, and sexuality as separate entities, she explores them as integral in relation to awakening, encouraging us to look to the interrelationships among us.
The course begins on June 5, 2017.
All sessions will be recorded so you can listen at your convenience any time.
Register at: http://onlineprograms.sfzc.org/tenderness/
On March 6 we will listen to a recorded Dharma talk by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, Ph.D., author and ordained Soto Zen Buddhist priest. She combines Zen meditation, intuitive knowing, and indigenous wisdom in a path of liberation. Download the first chapters of her book:
The Way of Tenderness. (6 MB: may take a few minutes)
Doralee Katonah will introduce and discuss this text by Eihei Dogen in her presentation on Monday, February 20th. We offer it here as a PDF if you would like to read it prior to her talk.
Raihai Tokuzui: Bowing and Acquiring the Essence
There is a slight change to the calendar for Monday, February 6. Two sangha members, Doralee Grindler Katonah and Oscar Balaguer, will share their experiences while attending the recent 3-week winter intensive practice period at Green Gulch Farm. The “Intensive” is led by Senior Dharma teacher Reb Anderson every January.