Tuesday Evening Classes on "Dogen's Way"

© 2017 Evan Kaufman

© 2017 Evan Kaufman

From February 14 through March 21, join us on Tuesday evenings at 7:45 p.m. for classes on the teachings and practice of Eihei Dogen, founder of the Japanese Soto Zen tradition. Dogen is best known for his Shobogenzo or "Treasury of the True Dharma Eye," a collection of writings steeped in poetic imagery, allusion, and paradox. Dogen's teachings, however, and the tradition which flowed and flows forth from them provide quite tangible guideposts for our own practice of the Way. We will examine selected excerpts from the Shobogenzo and other writings and consider as a group how we might understand and apply Dogen's teachings.

The first class will feature a broad historical overview of the stream of dharma which Dogen encountered and then transmitted. Study packets are available at the temple; you may also download the packet here. Everyone is welcome to join us for zazen prior to the class beginning at 7 p.m.