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 FOURTH SUNDAYS at 3:30 PM from September through May. Drop-ins are welcome! Prior reading is not required and a few books will be on hand to use during the discussion. Come for one discussion, a few of them, or all of them as your schedule allows.
During 2019-20, this group was led by Josh Bartok, Roshi and Steve Wallace, Sensei, and used Kaz Tanahashi's translation of Dogen's Shobogenzo "Treasury of the True Dharma Eye".
We will resume in September 2020.
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Suggested donation - GBZC members: $10 / non-members: $15