A Weekly Book Discussion Group
Thursday Evenings, 6 pm - 8:30 pm.
"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few."
So begins Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, by Shunryu Suzuki. Join us in discussion of this modern Zen classic. Thursdays at 6 pm. A light social dinner will be offered. Followed by sitting meditation at 8 pm. Beginners welcome! More.
Thursday, July 4 - Sunday, July 7.
We invite you to find stillness in the woods that cradle our temple. Our schedule features several outdoor excursions along our paths, alternating with periods of zazen and walking meditation, and a tea and Dharma discussion. You are welcome to come for all or any part of the event, participating in the schedule as you wish. Our zendos are always open. More.
Pain, Suffering, and The Noble Truths
Sunday, June 30, at 2pm
This month's “Last Sundays” Science & Buddhism Discussion continues our 2019 theme of Wellness when we look at “Pain, Suffering, and the Noble Truths,” led by Taizan Mark Adams. In our Zen practice we work to develop compassion (to relieve pain and suffering), yet credit is often given to pain and suffering as catalysts for growth, insight, and transformation. What does Zen have to offer on this immensely challenging life subject? Mark will also be giving the Dharma Talk, June June 30, 11:30am, at our regular Sunday Program. More.
A Drum Of Bone A Whistle of Silver
Poems by Angie Boissevain
"These are poems in love with the fleeting world--that travel through its dense underbrush and listen to its secrets. Poems in which the the bees' "solemn feeding," is lifted into ceremony. In which life is a book, "inscribed/on the antlers of a deer,/in the thin red bark of manzanita." There is much wisdom and pleasure to be found in this raucous assembly." Danusha Lameris
Angie Boissevain helped found Jikoji with Kobun and was our first director and one of our earliest teachers. She leads weekly practice at Floating Zendo in San Jose. With her agile mind and total presence, Angie has guided many students towards a deeper zen practice and understanding of the dharma. She lives in semi-retirement in San Jose with her cane and her cat. More.