Householder Koans (Sept 19)

Study, September 19: 9:30 am – 11:00 am,  The Book of Householder Koans by Eve Myonen Marko and Wendy Egyoku Nakao.  We’ll focus on the Koan “Ariel: Modern Nirvana” (p. 217). We’ll be exploring various ways to engage with this and other koans.  Is there a koan that resonates with you? If so, go ahead and bookmark the page, as we are exploring many of these koans.

August

Dear friends!  This August will be a quiet time at Oxbow Zen in terms of events, with Village Zendo events, as people are traveling and/or connecting with friends and family, etc.  The email list should have details in case we don’t expect a quorum for our regular Sunday morning online sit.  Make sure you’re signed up (send us email to be added to the list).

Householder Koans (July 11)

Study:  July 11, 2021, 9:30 am – 11:00 am,  The Book of Householder Koans by Eve Myonen Marko and Wendy Egyoku Nakao. We will focus on one koan, Myonen: White Wolf, p. 225. We’ll be exploring various ways to engage with this and other koans.  Is there another koan in the same section that resonates with you? If so, go ahead and bookmark the page, as we may explore other koans, time permitting.

Householder Koans (June 6)

Study:  June 6, 20219:30 am – 11:00 am,  The Book of Householder Koans by Eve Myonen Marko and Wendy Egyoku Nakao.  We will focus on one koan, Unripe Fruit (p. 167).  We’ll be exploring various ways to engage with this and other koans.  Is there another koan  that resonates with you? If so, go ahead and bookmark the page, as we may explore other koans, time permitting.

Householder Koans (Apr 25)

Study:  April 25, 20219:30 am – 11:00 am,  The Book of Householder Koans by Eve Myonen Marko and Wendy Egyoku Nakao.  We will focus on Daian: The Climbing Rose Vine, p 29.  We’ll be exploring various ways to engage with this and other koans.  Is there another koan  that resonates with you? If so, go ahead and bookmark the page, as we may explore other koans, time permitting.

Zoom + Outdoor Zazen (Apr 18)

Zoom + Outdoor Zazen Sunday 4/18  We are planning to have a combination of Zoom and outdoor Zazen on Sunday 4/18 (weather permitting).  Outdoor Zazen will be in Shokai’s garden in Southampton.  For Zoomers, the start time may be modified, but otherwise, the Zoom Zendo as usual.  Please watch for more information.

Householder Koans (Mar)

Our study of the Book of Householder Koans has been very rich.  Many thanks to everybody for really showing up with openness and vulnerability.

The next study group will be taking place on March 28, 2021 following our usual sit.  Kenko suggests we look at the Chapter entitled “Gates of Practice” and the Koan “Shishin: Golden Buddha“.  We’ll be exploring various ways to engage with this and other koans in the same chapter.  Is there another koan in this chapter that resonates with you? If so, go ahead and bookmark the page, as we may explore other koans, time permitting.

Householder Koans (Feb)

Our next study group will be taking place on February 28, 2021 following our usual sit. Jo-Ei suggests we look at the Chapter entitled “Gates of Practice” and the first Koan “Christina: How pathetic I am“.  We’ll be exploring various ways to engage with this and other koans in the same chapter.  Is there another koan in this chapter that resonates with you? If so, go ahead and bookmark the page, as we may explore other koans, time permitting.

Householder Koans (Jan)

Our next study group will be taking place on January 24, 2021 following our usual sit. We’ll be looking at “The Book of Householder Koans” by Eve Myonen Marko and Wendy Egyoku Nakao, beginning with the section on Loss, Illness, Old Age and Death and the koan: Karen: The Old Woman Meets a Fish. We’ll be exploring various ways to engage with this and other koans. Is there another koan in this section that resonates with you? If so, go ahead and bookmark the page, as we may explore other koans, time permitting.