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January 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

January Zen class: Dogen’s vow as encouragement for our lives

Eight hundred years ago, monk Dogen had a radical insight into the nature of human life and spiritual practice. In an era that was thought of as the Age of Decline (of Buddhism), he wrote the Eihei Koso Hotsuganmon, expressing deep confidence and profound encouragement for practitioners.

“Buddhas and ancestors of old were as we. We in the future shall be Buddhas and ancestors.”

In this three-session class, we’ll clarify the context and meaning of Dogen’s words, and explore its implications for our lives and spiritual practice.

Three sessions: January 3, 10 and 17. Wednesday evening. Class begins at 6:30 pm Central Time, with 15 minutes of zazen (sitting meditation) followed by presentation and discussion, ending at 8 Central Time and followed by an optional sitting period to 8:30.

Because people have donated in the past, I’m able to offer this class freely. I encourage you to make a donation to support future classes and events.  Because I personally dislike vague donation requests, I suggest these amounts for the three weeks:

  • Supporter: $150 covers teacher’s time, preparation, materials, administration; internet plus Zoom; a little something for space, and a generous scholarship donation.
  • Cost: $100 covers teacher’s time, preparation, materials, administration; internet plus Zoom; a little something for space, if there are five participants as usual.
  • Your fee: Pay the amount that works for you, from zero to anything.

Commitment for all three weeks is strongly requested.

There will be a new class each month in 2024.

Details

Date:
January 10
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Organizer

Shodo Spring
Email:
shodo.spring@gmail.com
Website:
507-384-8541