Study Texts

Below you will find a pool of texts for study. You are welcome to download and/or print them, and also to choose any Sunday on our Calendar if you wish to lead a Sunday study session. New leaders are given priority over regular study leaders, so even if there is a name listed under the date you would like to offer a study topic, it’s likely you’ll be able to lead on that date. These are informal discussions, where the leader introduces the text they’ve chosen and offers some reflection on it to begin the conversation. If you haven’t led a session before and you’d like to volunteer or ask about it, please feel free to email Benny at benjamin.william.baird@gmail.com.

Shotaku’s Paper Sword – ed. Florence Caplow & Susan Moon from The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women

Moon Setting – Shodo Harada Moon By the Window: The Calligraphy and Zen Insights of Shodo Harada

Compassion – ed. Kazuaki Tanahashi and Peter Levitt from The Essential Dogen: Writings of the Great Zen Master

Constancy – Shunryu Suzuki from Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

Intimate Language – ed. Kazuaki Tanahashi and Peter Levitt The Essential Dogen: Writings of the Great Master

Breathing – Shunryu Suzuki from Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind