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Bendowa: Zen Master Dogen on Why Zazen Is Such a Big Deal

In the 13th century, a Japanese Buddhist monk named Eihei Dogen traveled to China to search for the truth. He discovered a teacher there who emphasized zazen above all else, and in studying with him Dogen found the resolution to his personal koan. Dogen then traveled back to Japan to share what he had learned, and although he generally eschewed sectarianism, we call the school of Zen that descends from him “Soto.” Three years after his return from China, Dogen still hadn’t...

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Tue 17th

Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 18th

Mindfulness for Preschoolers

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Sat 21st

Just Sitting

September 21 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Term Student Opening Retreat

September 21 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sun 22nd

Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

September 22 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm

Founder’s Day Ceremony

September 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Guest Talk: Rev. Gyokuko Carlson

September 22 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm