Eihei Dogen Zenji, the founder of Soto Zen in Japan, is one of the most influential Zen teachers who has ever lived. He is a peerless master of Dharma expression, and the study of Dogen is essential for anyone who practices shikantaza. And yet his writings are, to almost everyone who starts to read them, exceeding difficult to penetrate. We have found that a group study of his work is a wonderfully effective way of entering into these teachings. Some members of the study group refer to it as a "support group" for readers of Dogen.
GBZC offers a Dogen study and discussion group on
SECOND SUNDAYS at 3:30. Drop-ins are welcome!
For 2015-16, this group will be led by Josh Bartok
We will be using Kaz Tanahashi's translation of Dogen's Shobogenzo "Treasury of the True Dharma Eye"
We'll be meeting each month, September through May, except January.
Please note the following exceptions to our typical schedule of meeting on the second Sunday of the month: in October we are meeting on the fourth Sunday and there is no meeting in January.
Dates: 9/13, 10/25, 11/8, 12/13, 2/14, 3/13, 4/10, 5/8
Time: 3:30 - 5:00pm
Suggested donation - GBZC members: $10 / non-members: $15
Discussion topics and pages
Apr: Shobogenzo - One Bright Pearl, p 34
May: Shobogenzo - TBD