Denko-e Sesshin ("Transmission of Light Assembly") is one of four traditional sesshins initiated by Jikoji founder Kobun. Denko-e has a relatively lighter sitting schedule, with an emphasis on teaching and study, and how we carry our practice into our daily lives. The study topic is from the original teachings of the Buddha, the Satipatthana Sutta, or the “Four Foundations of Mindfulness.” This year, Denko-e will be co-led by teachers of Kobun's Phoenix Cloud lineage: Mark Adams, Cliff Isberg, Doug Jacobson, Michael Newhall, Dean Williams, and Dan Zigmond. More information.
UPCOMING AT JIKOJI
"Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind," by Shunryu Suzuki, Join us as we read and discuss this modern Zen classic. Thursdays at 6 pm. Continuing May 23 with Chapter 2, Breathing. A light dinner will be offered. Followed by zazen at 8 pm. Beginners welcome! More information.
Our "Last Sundays" Science & Buddhism Discussion will look at Mindfulness of the Senses, and Intimacy with Nature. Doug Jacobson will lead the discussion, incorporating insights from Vasubandhu's classic Treatise on the Five Aggregates, and also Mindfulness & Intimacy by Ben Connelly. More information.
Spring is here, the Jikoji to-do list is in full bloom, and our next “First Saturdays” Zazenkai is about incorporating Zen practice and work with a day of outdoor and indoor tasks calling out for Sangha volunteers. Led by Doug and Hogan. Tools and work gloves? We've got 'em! More.
Genzo-e sesshin is an opportunity for a deep exploration of the teachings of Dogen Zenji. Taught by Kokyo Henkel, Jikoji & Santa Cruz Zen Center will gather together in the tradition of the ancient monastics to delve into the Shobogenzo as text and as experience. More information.
Join us as we spend the weekend honoring the memory of Jikoji founder Kobun Chino Otogawa Roshi. We begin Friday with a social dinner, then a walk to the ridge in appreciation of the Santa Cruz Mountains, so much a part of Kobun's vision for Jikoji. Our formal program starts Saturday with periods of zazen and readings from Kobun’s transcripts. More information.