A Study of Suzuki Roshi: An 8-week Course: Starting Monday November 4: 7 - 8:30pm
"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few. " ~
So begins Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind...
If you wish to begin or deepen your Zen practice, there is no better place to find inspiration than in the life and teachings of Suzuki Roshi, the most influential Zen teacher of our time.
When Shunryu Suzuki roshi came to San Francisco in 1959, he had no particular plan. He had led congregations in Japan and had an unassuming, friendly and direct way with people. What Suzuki roshi offered and inspired in people will never be completely understood. Two collections of his talks: Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind (1970) and Not Always So (2002) have helped to create the basis for an approach to Zen practice, an appreciation of Zen culture and ways of incorporating Buddhist understanding into our lives, which have spread and thrived throughout the US and beyond.
This is an introductory course, open to everyone with a sincere interest in Zen practice and a desire to extend their understanding and appreciation of this life and our times. We will start with a sitting period, followed by selected readings and discussion.
Oak Street Zendo
634 Oak Street SF CA, 94117
Pre-registration encouraged. Donations appreciated.
Peter van der Sterre, email@example.com