Study Resumes (in person)

Starting in September, we resume our shared study of Janet Jiryu Abels’ book “Making Zen Your Own.” We will meet at Magna House on the third Sunday of the month after the morning sit, around 9:45 AM. Our guiding question for the shared study and discussion is this: “Having read the section, how do I see it come up in my life?”

  • Sept 22: Chapter 4: Shitou
  • Oct 20: Chapter 5: Guishan
  • Nov 17: Linji
  • Dec 15: Zhaozhou
  • Jan 19: Dongshan
  • Feb 16: Deshan
  • Mar 15: Xuefeng
  • Apr 19: Yunmen
  • May 17: Fayan (last chapter)

Book: Making Zen your Own
“Giving Life to Twelve Key Golden Age Ancestors”

Study: Huineng (Chapter 2)

Earlier today, we had a warm online video meeting to connect and check in with each other, and to explore together our reflections on the “Bodhidharma” chapter from our study text.

The next chapter we’ll read focuses on “Huineng.” By March 3 please add your reflections to our shared document, so we all have a week to read them and comment. We will connect again via Google Hangout video link on Sunday March 17, 4 PM (EST).

Details, video links, etc. will be shared through the email list, as usual. If you have questions about the technical aspects for this study group, please contact us at oxbowzensangha@gmail.com .