Study Archive

May 31, 2020: Nature – ed. Kazuaki Tanahashi and Peter Levitt The Essential Dogen:Writings of the Great Zen Master

June 7, 2020 led by Hannah Sullivan: Soma Rebukes Mara – ed. Florence Caplow & Susan Moon from The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women

June 14, 2020: led by Michelle Reed: The Iron Tree Blossoms – Shodo Harada Moon By the Window: The Calligraphy and Zen Insights of Shodo Harada

June 21, 2020: led by Simon Rompre: Continuous Practice – ed. Kazuaki Tanahashi and Peter Levitt The Essential Dogen:Writings of the Great Zen Master

June 28, 2020: led by Judy Daylen: Maylie Scott Meets Loneliness – ed. Florence Caplow & Susan Moon from The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women

July 5, 2020: led by Michelle Reed: Nothing To Do – Shodo Harada Moon By the Window: The Calligraphy and Zen Insights of Shodo Harada

July 12, 2020: led by Benny Baird: Year-End Snows – Shodo Harada Moon By the Window: The Calligraphy and Zen Insights of Shodo Harada

July 19, 2020: Led by Shirley Graham: Wisdom Beyond Wisdom – ed. Kazuaki Tanahashi and Peter Levitt The Essential Dogen:Writings of the Great Zen Master

July 26, 2020: led by Judy Daylen: “Nothing Holy About It: The Zen of Being Just Who You Are – Tim Burkett (2015)

August 2, 2020: led by Benny Baird: No Distance in the Heart – by Peter Levitt, FaceBook post, February 12, 2020

August 9, 2020: led by Hannah Sullivan: The Old Woman of Mt Wutai – ed. Florence Caplow & Susan Moon from The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women

August 16, 2020: led by Shirley Graham: Repentance D. Katagiri from Returning to Silence

August 23, 2020: led by Michelle Reed: Hauling Snow – Shodo Harada from Moon By the Window

August 30, 2020: led by Judy Daylen: Zongchi and Bodhidharma’s Flesh – ed.Florence Caplow and Susan Moon from The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women

September 6: led by Kōya Shōsei (for Chris Smart): Senjo and Her Soul are Separated -ed. Florence Caplow and Susan Moon from The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women

September 13: led by Benny Baird: Vow and RepentanceOkumura Roshi from Living By Vow

September 20: led by Shirley Graham: Mind Waves and Mind Weeds – Shunryu Suzuki from Zen Mind. Beginner’s Mind

September 27: led by Judy Daylen: Controlling Your Sheep or Cow – Darlene Cohen from Turning Suffering Inside Out: A Zen Approach to Living with Physical and Emotional Pain

October 4: led by Hannah Sullivan: Patacara’s Presence of Mind ed. Florence Caplow and Susan Moon from the Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women

October 11: led by Kandis Susol: Jaku An Tea Ceremony May 22, 2006 – translated by Nan red, Kobori (family name). Refuge Prayer by Thich Nhat Hanh

October 18: led by Benny Baird: Simple Truth, But Difficult to Follow

November 1: led by Michelle Reed: Shodo HaradaMoon By the Window Dew: The Calligraphy and Zen Insights of Shodo Harada

November 8: led by Simon: Branching Streams – Shunryu Suzuki from Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness

November 15: led by Judy Daylen: “The Book of Householder Koans: Waking Up in the Land of Attachments” by Eve Myonen Marko & Wendy Egyoku Nakao

November 22: led by Hannah Sullivan: To Tame a Tiger Shunryu Suzuki from Zen Center Zazen’s Scripture, August 1962. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche from a letter to the Sangha by Eihei Peter Levitt – November 17, 2020

November 29: led by Pieta VanDyke (Sho Gen Sho Jo): Sunflower Sutra Allen Ginsberg from “HOWL and Other Poems”, Berkeley, 1955

December 6: led by Benny Baird: Shobogenzo Zuimonki 6-8 – from translation of Shobogenzo zuimonki by Shohaku Okumura

December 13: led by Simon: Ch’ing-Shui: Solitary and Destitute Gateless Barrier 10 from the Gateless Barrier by Mumon Ekai (1183-1260)

December 20: led by Judy Daylen: Winter Solstice 2020

January 3: led by Michelle Reed: Tarrant on Emptiness by John Tarrant (Tricycle 2020)

January 10: led by Benny Baird: The Bodhisattva’s Four Methods of Guidance – Dogen, Treasury of the True Dharma Eye, translated by Kazuaki Tanahashi, pp. 473-474

January 17: led by Chris Smart: Tara’s Vow by Rita M. Gross – from The Hidden Lamp – Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women ed. by Florence Caplow and Susan Moon. Audibility, Credibility, Consequence by Rebecca Solnit from Recollections of my Non-existence – Page 229 and Page 230 The Monk Stood Beside the Wheelbarrow by Jane Hirshfield from After – Poems. Page 57.