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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind - Weekly Book Discussion Group

 
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NOTE: there be no ZMBM discussion on Thursday, June 13, due to the start of our Genzo-e sesshin. ZMBM will resume on Thursday, June 20.

"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, founder of San Francisco Zen Center.

Join us as we read and discuss this modern Zen classic. Thursdays at 6 pm, beginning April 25. A light dinner will be served. Followed by zazen (sitting meditation) at 8 pm. Copies of the book are available at Jikoji. Join us as you can. Beginners welcome!

COST: There is no fee for attending this event, which is freely offered, though dana (donations) are always appreciated, and may be placed in the Donation box in our Community Building, or online through our DONATE page.

Please email or call (408-741-9562) for more information.

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

Table of Contents

Prologue: Beginner's Mind
PART I  - RIGHT PRACTICE
Posture
Breathing
Control
Mind Waves
Mind Weeds
The Marrow of Zen
No Dualism
Bowing
Nothing Special

PART 2 - RIGHT ATTITUDE
Single-minded Way
Repetition
Zen and Excitement
Right Effort
No Trace
God Giving
Mistakes in Practice
Limiting Your Activity
Study Yourself
To Polish a Tile
Constancy
Communication
Negative and Positive
Nirvana, the Waterfall

PART 3 - RIGHT UNDERSTANDING
Traditional Zen Spirit
Transiency
The Quality of Being
Naturalness
Emptiness
Readiness, Mindfulness
Believing in Nothing
Attachment, Non-attachment Calmness
Experience, Not Philosophy Original Buddhism
Beyond Consciousness
Buddha's Enlightenment
Epilogue : Zen Mind



Earlier Event: June 13
Genzo-e Sesshin 2019