No Beginning, No End
Tuesdays, Jan 19-Feb 9, 7:45-8:45 pm
Katagiri Roshi told us that living life based on ideas is a "flat beer" life. For example, we spend a lot of time pondering the past, yet the past is not happening right now, it's just a memory. Meanwhile, we miss the true experience that only happens right here and now, the timeless reality of no-beginning-no-end.
The Baizhang quote "there is no connection between your senses and the outside world" sounds perplexing. Our belief of "the outside world" is something that runs in the background during our daily activity. Biazhang indicates that it is indeed possible to see through the belief in such a framework, and to understand how we inadvertently put our focus and trust in ideas and overlook immediate experience. Join in on this course, as we inquire further into the "ins and outs", and beginnings/ends of Zen teachings from a variety of sources: Dogen, Suzuki, Baizhang and others.
Led by Jed Larson
NOTE: The class will be held via Zoom. The Zoom invitation to join the Class Meeting will be provided in an email from the Dharma Field office before the first class.
Seniors, students: Enter SEN OR STU in the discount coupon box at checkout for $5 discount.