good for beginners & experienced

Tenzo Kyokun: The Great Practice of Everyday Life

Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 6:45 am

with Genjō Conway
Tuesdays, October 1 – 22 • 6:45 – 8:45 pm
Early bird: $120 through Sept. 1
Regular $150


Our practice is expressed in stillness and it is expressed in activity. Often we can feel that Zen practice is just zazen, sitting mediation in the zendo. Master Dogen’s Tenzo Kyokun (Instructions for the Cook) gives us a very different view. In this revolutionary text, Dogen presents the teaching of stillness in action and silence in service. He expresses the vastness of practice, and compassionately describes a full human life, with its laundry, cooking, mowing the lawn, and taking out the trash, itself as the way of buddhas and ancestors. In this class we will explore Dogen Zenji’s text, and how to bring our practice out of the zendo and into the kitchen. And from the kitchen, into the workshop, classroom, and into the streets.

Text: How to Cook Your Life: From Zen Kitchen to Enlightenment by Kosho Uchiyama

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