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A History of Awakening (Class), CC 1/28 - 3/18

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Jeffrey Schneider
with Jeffrey Schneider
in the City Center dining room

Tuesdays, January 28 - March 18
(8 classes)
7:30 - 9 pm

Nirvana, enlightenment, awakening, satori, kensho—all of these terms have been used to describe the ideal result of Buddhist practice.

And yet, the cessation achieved by arhats in the early scriptures has seemingly nothing to do with the awakening described in the stories of Zen. Can we speak of them as having anything in common other than the designation “Buddhist”? And how might these various understandings of the goal define our own practice?

In this class we will use primary source material from a variety of Buddhist traditions, both ancient and modern, to investigate descriptions of this elusive ideal. Reading materials will be provided. Some writing and class presentations may be required.

Fees: $120; $108 current SFZC members; $96 limited income. Some partial scholarships available. (About Registration, Scholarships and Cancellations.)

To Register: Use the ticket table below to register online. Or call our toll free number (888.743.9362) or our local number (415.475.9362).


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Jeffrey Schneider
Jeffrey Schneider is a priest at Zen Center, where he has lived, worked and practiced since 1978. He has taught and led retreats at a number of Buddhist centers, including ones in Texas, Missouri and North Carolina. The founder of the Zen Center recovery programs, he is currently the Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator.