with Beata Chapman
Thursdays, January 30 - March 20, 2014
7:30 - 9 pm
As Zen practitioners, we all want to end suffering for ourselves and others. In this class, we will explore in-depth the 12-fold chain and its implications for everyday practice of the Bodhisattva Way. The Wheel of Dependent Co-Arising is an ancient Buddhist cosmology that explains in detail how we and other beings, in each moment, “become” again and again. It explains why beings suffer and how we can personally end suffering moment by moment.
Participants will be invited into the Wheel of Life through reading and dialogue. Each student will express his or her own personal wheel of dependent arising by creating an individualized wheel based on his or her own life experience. This class is also helpful for focusing on a specific hindrance or obstacle in one’s life and applying the practice of turning the flower in that particular area. Fees:
$120; $108 current SFZC members; $96 limited income. Some partial scholarships available. (About Registration, Scholarships and Cancellations
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Beata Chapman studied with Katherine Thanas at Santa Cruz Zen Center and Darlene Cohen at Russian River Zendo for 23 years, and was ordained in 2009. She recently received dharma transmission from Tony Patchell at Russian River Zendo in Guerneville, CA. Beata teaches meditation groups for people with chronic physical and emotional pain, and she leads Peninsula Zen, a meditation group in downtown San Mateo. Beata finds the Wheel of Dependent Co-Arising to be a rich field of study and daily practice that helps her reduce suffering on a moment-by-moment basis. This powerful practice led her to develop this class in which students bring this vast teaching into their own practice lives.