The Red Cedar Zen Community is offering a monthly study group focused on the Zen Precepts. The group will be led by Seiu Hannah Sullivan and Joden Bob Rose with support from Nomon Tim Burnett.
This class is for all Red Cedar Zen Members and non-members interested in precepts studies. Students should have the intention to attend all 7 evening meetings and the half-day retreat. Students moving towards Jukai are expected to attend all sessions plus the Jukai Retreat on November 4th.
(Note: If you are interested in receiving Jukai this year, please see the Going Further page on the website and speak with a teacher for information on the process.)
Note that this course is completely online via Zoom.
Each group meeting will include discussion, experiential exercises, and reflection in small groups on what these precepts mean for us as human beings and students of Zen and in reflection of the teachers' comments.
A second monthly meeting is self-organized by smaller study groups to discuss the readings and further reflect on how the precepts show up in their lives. Responses can be written, artistic, or verbal.
The study group concludes with a half-day retreat in early October.
For students moving toward Jukai (receiving the precept ceremony), the ceremony will be held on Saturday November 4th as part of a weekend retreat at Samish Island Retreat Center. Details on this retreat TBA.
Being Upright by Reb Anderson,
Waking Up to What you Do by Diane Rizzetto
Mind of Clover by Robert Aitken.
Wednesday evening meetings plus a Saturday half-day retreat.
3/29 - 7:00-8:30 pm About the precepts, taking refuge
4/26 - 7:00-8:30 pm Pure precepts
5/31 - 7:00-8:30 pm Precepts 1 & 9
6/21 - 7:00-8:30 pm Precepts 2 & 3
7/26 - 7:00-8:30 pm Precepts 4 & 5
8/30 - 7:00-8:30 pm Precepts 6 & 7
9/27 - 7:00-8:30 pm Precepts 8 & 10
10/7 9 am - 1 pm Half-day retreat
Plus note that a jukai (receiving the precept ceremony will be held on Saturday November 4th as part of a weekend retreat at Samish Island Retreat Center).
Seiu Hannah Sullivan was shuso, head student, in 2022 and led our sangha in the study of the Diamond Sutra. She is current the Secretary on our Board of Directors. Hannah is a student of Sokaku Kathie Fischer.
Joden Bob Rose was shuso, head student, in 2021 when he led the sangha in an exploration of the Song of the Grass Hut. He is currently the President of the Board of Directors and our main Tenzo (head cook) at retreats.