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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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Five Ways to Make Your Work Spiritual Practice

These are five ways we can make our work into spiritual practice. They’re from the “Tenzokyokun,” or “Instructions to the [Head Monastery] Cook,” which was written by Zen master Dogen in 1237, following a long tradition of Zen “work practice.” In the essay, Dogen writes, “just working as tenzo is the incomparable practice of the Buddhas.” While it may seem like specific instructions for cook in a traditional Zen monastery isn’t relevant to...

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Events for week of March 25, 2019

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Mon 25th
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Tue 26th

Tuesday Practice: Zazen and Class

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Precept Study Class

March 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 27th

Mindfulness for Preschoolers

March 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Thu 28th

Thursday Practice: Zazen and Class or Talk

March 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Precept Study Class

March 28 @ 7:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri 29th
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Sat 30th

Just Sitting

March 30 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Sun 31st

Sunday Practice: Chanting, Zazen & Study

March 31 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm

Dharma Talk with Domyo

March 31 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

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