Author Charles Johnson and Koshin Chris Cain, Abbot of PSZC will discuss Professor Johnson’s latest work, Grand: A Grandparent’s Wisdom for a Happy Life. In this book Johnson relates the advice he will give his eight-year-old grandson, Emery, recalling lessons he has learned from his father, the great philosophers, Martin Luther King, Ralph Ellison, Robert Heinlein, and many others.
Dr. Johnson is the author of 16 books, including Middle Passage which won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction in 1990. He is a contributing writer for Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, and publishes regularly in Shambhala Sun and Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly.
The Intensive Practice Program is time set aside each year when practitioners can make personal and collective commitments to intensify their practice.
The theme of the Intensive Practice Period this year is “The Heart of Practice in the World: The Vimalakirti Sutra.” This early Mahayana sutra focusses on the meaning of non-duality. Over the five weeks, we will read from the sutra and commentaries, listen to speakers, and discuss readings at evening meetings.
Prior to signing up participants are required to craft a personal plan for their own Intensive Practice and to meet with a preceptor to discuss the plan. More details, a brochure, a set of worksheets, and registration are found on the website through the button below.
This is growing out of the peer-facilitated racial justice discussion group which met last fall to study My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem. Members found the experience highly valuable and we look forward to engaging with more sangha members to work on this aspect of our practice.
To sign-up, please email Gail Labinski: firstname.lastname@example.org
The collection of articles will be available on Tricycle Magazine here.