good for beginners

Zen Treasures: Realizing the Deep Wishes of a Spiritual Life

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 12:00 am

with Sosan Theresa FlynnZen Treasures thumb.
Five Wednesdays 7-9:00 p.m. ● 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16
$120, after September 19 $150

What is your deepest wish, your inner spiritual calling? This class will help you consider this question by investigating some of the fundamental teachings of Zen Buddhism.  You’ll learn the meaning behind some of the daily chants and rituals, as well as some traditional ceremonial components, with an eye to how these apply to your daily life. Open to all.

*prerequisite for those who want to receive jukai (lay ordination) in October of 2017

Topics include:

  • The Great Bodhisattva Vows
  • The three refuges and the two truths
  • The three pure precepts
  • The lineage and calling forth Buddha’s names                                                                                                           Registration shortcut
  • Formless atonement and repentance
  • Buddha’s robes
  • Wisdom water

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