Zen Reading Group Updates & Archive

You are most welcome to jump into the stream at anytime. We will list below a record of previous conversations and what is planned for our upcoming session (in reverse-date order).

We meet on the 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 pm using the same Zoom login as for virtual sitting.

Email us with any questions.

3/19/24

Reading assignment: Upright with Poise and Grace by Zen Master Dae Gak, Pages 71-120


2/20/24

Reading assignment: Upright with Poise and Grace by Zen Master Dae Gak, Beginning of the book to the end of "Deer Sighting" (page 69).


1/23/24

Reading assignment: n/a

Discussion of our next book Upright with Poise and Grace by our guiding teacher, Zen Master Dae Gak.


10/17/23

Reading: Going Beyond Buddha by Zen Master Dae Gak. Chapter 4 discussion, "Listening To a Friend" (pages 109-134 of print book).

9/19/23

Reading: Going Beyond Buddha by Zen Master Dae Gak. Chapter 3 discussion, "Listening & Precepts" (pages 89-106 of print book).

8/15/23

Reading: Going Beyond Buddha by our Guiding Teacher Zen Master Dae Gak. Chapter 2 discussion, "Kong-Ans" (pages 43-87 of print book).

7/18/23

Reading: Going Beyond Buddha by our Guiding Teacher Zen Master Dae Gak. Chapter 1 discussion. Copies are available at the CZC or most online bookstores.

6/20/23

Reading: Starting Going Beyond Buddha by Zen Master Dae Gak. No reading assignment. We'll just get started by checking in, discussing the book in general, and setting reading goals.

5/16/23

Reading: Compass of Zen page 300 (print edition) to end of book.

4/18/23

Reading: Compass of Zen through page 300 in the print edition, or the end of the section titled "The Zen Circle."

3/21/23

Reading: Compass of Zen, sections 2 and 3, "Hinayana Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism, Zen" (pages 149-223 of the print book)

2/21/23

Reading: Compass of Zen, Intro and Section 1 (Buddhism), through page 40 of print edition

1/17/23

Reading assignment: n/a

Inaugural meeting in which we discussed agreements, plans, and process. We also shared some background on our first book...

Compass of Zen by Zen Master Seung Sahn, Shambala Publications, 1997

Zen Master Seung Sahn founded the Kwan Um School of Zen and was the teacher of our Guiding Teacher Zen Master Dae Gak.

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