Upcoming Dharma Talks

August 2017 – Kindness and Compassion

August 13 – Kaj Wyn Berry and David Steel will lead qi gong.

August 20 – Koshin – Bliss Bestowing Hands: The last Oxherding Picture and the fruit of practice. The ten Oxherding Pictures are an ancient guide to Zen practice, leading us through stages of development. The 10th picture is titled “Returning to the Market with Bliss Bestowing Hands,” and represents the last step of practice.

(Half day sit on this Sunday too)

August 27 – Koshin – Compassion vs. Sentimentality. Buddhist compassion arises as a response to suffering – our own and others. A mature response includes both self-knowledge and wisdom born of experience.

On August 27 Father Tryphon has invited Zen Center sangha members to a special open house and tour of the monastery. We’ll leave after the morning service. The tour runs from 12:30 to 2pm. Light refreshments will be served.