What Is the Most Important Thing? (class), CC 7/15 – 8/5

With Jisho Lisa Hoffman
in the Dining Room

  Four Mondays, July 15 – August 5, 7:30 – 9 pm

An interactive and experiential exploration of San Francisco Zen Center founder Shunryu Suzuki Roshi’s teachings in Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind, which frequently mention “the most important thing” and “the most important point.” We will apply the core class question to what we actually prioritize in our day-to-day actions. Included in our study will be related Buddhist precepts and the Four Foundations of Mindfulness as touchstones and tools for embodying this ancient wisdom in our modern lives. We will look at what we have explored in relationship to our own experience: What is the most important thing? How do we hold true to it in navigating relationships, work, self-care, these charged political and cultural times?

Selections from

  • Being Upright by Reb Anderson
  • Bring Me The Rhinoceros by John Tarrant
  • 49 Fingers by Michael Wenger
  • The Heart of the Buddhist Teachings by Thich Nhat Hahn
  • When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron
  • Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki

Fees: $80; $72 current SFZC members; $48 limited income. Some partial scholarships available.

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