Introduction to Zen Meditation 禅修入门 (II) – class taught in Mandarin Chinese, CC 4/4 – 4/25

禅修入门 (II)

导师: 玄道 (Rev. Gendo Lucy Xiao)
地点: 旧金山禅修中心
San Francisco Zen Center (Buddha Hall)
300 Page Street, San Francisco

时间: 四个周三 (4/4,4/11,4/18,4/25) 5:30 - 7 pm

课程简介:
旧金山禅修中心的创办人铃木俊隆禅师在他的开示录《禅者的初心》里说:“心包含了一切,这是心的本质。。。尽管心上会生起涟漪,但心的本性是清净的,就像是带有些涟漪的清水。事实上,水总是带着涟漪的,涟漪就是水的修行。”

这个课程将介绍铃木禅师传授的一个引导我们观察心中的涟漪和洞见心的清净本性的禅法,亦即道元禅师在宋朝从中国带到日本的“只管打坐”。在学员身心较放松和安定的基础上,课程将指导修习“只管打坐”,并讨论禅修过程中应有的态度以及常见的障碍和对治方法。课程还将学习一些辅助禅修的功课如礼拜和诵念,让心更柔和稳定。此课程以实修为主,适合学习过禅修入门(I) 或已有一定坐禅基础的同学。此课程用中文授课,以实修为主,适合学习过 禅修入门(I) 或已有一定坐禅基础的同学。

上课请穿宽松的衣服。课程内容包括:

  • 身、心和呼吸的调和放松
  • “只管打坐”的修行方法
  • 礼拜
  • 诵念
  • 禅修应有的态度
  • 修行中常见的障碍和对治
  • 老师的作用

学费: $80; 禅修中心成员 - $72; 低收入者 - $48

有兴趣者请致电禅修中心前台 415.863.3136 或注册专线 888.743.9362 / 415.475.9362 提前办理注册手续(请讲英文),未能提前注册者可在课程第一天 (即4月4日)提前10-15分钟到禅修中心大堂办理注册手续。若有其它有关课程的疑问可联系玄道老师 (电子邮件 lucy.xiao@sfzc.org).

Introduction to Zen Meditation (II) – Taught in Mandarin Chinese

With Rev. Gendo Lucy Xiao
in the Buddha Hall

Four Wednesdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25, 5:30 – 7 pm

In “Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind,” Suzuki Roshi, the founder of San Francisco Zen Center said, “That everything is included within your mind is the essence of mind … Even though waves arise, the essence of your mind is pure; it is just like clear water with a few waves. Actually water always have waves. Waves are the practice of the water.”

This class will introduce a practice called “just sitting” or “shikantaza,” which was brought to Japan from China by Great Master Dogen in the Song Dynasty and transmitted to us here by Suzuki Roshi to help us see the waves in the mind and its pure essence. As students are more familiar with how to relax and settle their body and mind, this class will teach the “just sitting” practice. It will discuss the kind of attitudes one needs to have in practice, as well as how to work with hindrances one may encounter. The class will also introduce other forms of practice that can be useful to help softening and settling our heart/mind, such as bowing and chanting. The class will be taught in Mandarin Chinese and is practice-oriented. It is suitable for those who have taken Introduction to Zen Meditation (I) or have had some experience in meditation.

Please wear loose and comfortable clothes to the class. The class will cover these topics:

  • Relaxing and harmonizing body, breath and mind
  • “Just sitting” practice
  • Bowing
  • Chanting
  • Right attitudes in practice
  • Working with hindrances
  • The role of a teacher

Fees: $80; $72 current SFZC members; $48 limited income. Some partial scholarships available. No one turned away for lack of funds.

To Register: Please call the City Center main office at 415.863.3136 or the SFZC Reservations Office at 888.743.9362 or 415.475.9362.