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Zen Pioneers Study Group

  • Wednesday, February 03, 2016
  • 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday, March 09, 2016
  • 6:45 PM
  • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St, Bellingham

During the Winter Practice Period evening zazen will be preceded by a 6pm study group Zen Pioneers: Establishing Zen in North America. A series of readings and discussions of the teachings and stories of the priests and teachers who brought and established our Zen way in North America.

Download the reader of selected writings from the Western Zen pioneers whom we will be studying here:

ZenPioneersWestSelections.pdf

Recommended (optional) supporting texts for this topic are:

  1. James Ishmael Ford, Zen Master Who? A Guide to the People and Stories of Zen. (Wisdom 2006) 
  2. Rick Fields, How the Swans Came to the Lake. A narrative history of Buddhism in America. (Shambhala 1992).

Note that during Practice Period the 7pm-9pm schedule will include three periods of zazen meditation and more opportunities than usual for dokusan with Tim and practice discussion with the other teachers.


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