Dogen Study Group

Recommended Dogen books:

Realizing Genjokoan (Okumura)
Living by Vow (Okumura)
Opening the Hand of Thought (Uchiyama)
Moon in a Dewdrop (Tanahashi)
How to Raise an Ox (Cook)
Eihei Dogen--Mystical Realist (Kim)
Treasury of the True Dharma Eye (Tanahashi)

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 virtual Dogen study and discussion group on FOURTH SUNDAYS at 3:30 PM from September through May. Drop-ins are welcome! No prior reading of the text is required.  Come for one discussion, a few of them, or all of them as your schedule allows.  We'll gather on Zoom for this study group.

This group is led by Steve Wallace, Sensei and Dharma Holder, Laura Wallace.  We explore selected readings from different translations of Dogen's Shobogenzo, "Treasury of the True Dharma Eye." The monthly readings will be posted below.

The 2021-2022 season of this study group starts Sunday, September 26, 2021.

Dates: Fourth Sunday of the month

Location: Via Zoom.  Full instructions here.

Time: 3:30-5:00pm

Suggested donation: GBZC members: $10 / non-members: $15. Click here for virtual dana box.

Monthly readings:  TBA in August 2021