Zen History and Practice
Wednesdays, September 8th - December 15th, 2021 from 4:15pm-7:15pm ET
Zen History and Practice: An Online Offering
with Ben Connelly, Joan Amaral, Gerry Shishin Wick, Shinko Perez, and Gyokei Yokoyama
Wednesdays, September 8th – December 15th, 2021 from 4:15pm-7:15pm Eastern Time
Dates: Sept 8th, Sept 22nd, Sept 29th, Oct 6th, Oct 13th, Oct 20th, Oct 27th, Nov 3rd, Nov 10th, Nov 17th, Dec 1st, Dec 8th, Dec 15th, 2021
What is Zen? It is said it is the school of Buddhism that is beyond words and letters. Yet, the Zen school has more texts, poetry and art than any other! This course is a unique opportunity to study with five Zen teachers from different Soto Zen lineages exploring Zen history, Zen koans and the Great Heart Way, social engagement and ritual. The course includes group sessions in which students will develop skills necessary to extract meanings out of the tradition in a clear, tender, and lively manner. Implications for reflection in relationship will be explored.
Open to anyone, this class is part of our Certificate In Contemplative Care.