Our Fall 2023 practice theme is BEGINNER’S MIND
And given the time of year that we are practicing together, our student leaders, TRENT HAYNES & MIRA MARTIN, have also proposed a subtitle of sorts, a kind of capping phrase: This fall, as the leaves are falling, what do you feel yourself letting go of?
Shoshin—beginner’s mind—is a critical part of Zen Master Dōgen’s style of Zen. As Shunryū Suzuki famously wrote: “In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few.”
We will continue to meet both live (in the Multifaith Chapel in Campion) and via Zoom. If you would like to join us on Zoom and are not already on the listserv, please send us a message and you will receive the secure Zoom invitation.
Our program (both live and on Zoom) remains as follows:
7:10 pm: optional Zen training with Daichi for those new to Zen
7:30 PROMPTLY: short welcome and chanting
7:40: Zazen round one
8:00: KINHIN (walking meditation or five-minute break)
8:05: Zazen round two
8:25: Dharma talk
8:35: Chant the four bodhisattva vows