Thursday Evening Study
Foundational Teachings Fall 2018
The class series will provide an overview of teachings, vocabulary and concepts in Zen Buddhism. For those who are newer to practice, this class is an excellent starting point for becoming familiar with these teachings. For all participants, this class will be an opportunity to explore the connection between these key teachings and our own experience in practice.
Schedule of Classes
|Introduction & Life of the Buddha: Historical Perspective, Myth and Teaching|
|September 27||The Four Noble Truths (First and Second)|
|Oct 4||The Four Noble Truths (Third and Fourth)|
|Oct 11||The 8 Fold Path|
|Oct 18||The Self, Karma & Rebirth|
|Oct 25||The Six Realms & Rebirth|
|Nov 1||What makes Zen Zen?|
Texts: There are no required texts or readings for this class series. Recommended texts include Zen Roots by Kyogen Carlson, The Heart of the Buddhas Teaching by Thich Nhat Hahn and Buddhism Plain & Simple by Steve Hagen.