Study – May 19: Opening to Oneness, Nancy Mujo Baker

Oxbow Zen Study takes place on the third Sunday of each month. We are meeting in the Zendo after our usual Sunday sit, beginning at 9:30.

We’re be studying Opening to Oneness: A Practical Guide to the Zen Precepts by Nancy Mujo Baker.”  For those who wish to order the book online the following link is provided:

Upcoming:  May 19 (Chapter 5, Meikame)

Past meetings: March 17 (Soshin Sensei, Chapter 4),  Feb 18 (Jo-Ei, Chapter 3), Nov 19 (Ann, Chapter 2), Oct 15 (Shokai, “Non-killing”),

[There’s also a YouTube video when she talked with the VZ book group.]

Fusatsu – May 19

We are doing a Fusatsu ceremony about once a month,  usually on the third Sunday of each month — sometimes without a precepts talk.

Fusatsu is an ancient Buddhist chanting and bowing ceremony of atonement and purification that provides us with the opportunity to acknowledge our deep karmic entanglements. There will be a short talk on one of the Bodhisattva precepts.

We’ll sit for one 30 minute round before going into Fusatsu, which takes about 45-65 min, depending on whether there’s a talk.