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Class: Practicing the Precepts, GGF 10/23-11/27

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Eijun Linda Cutts (Central Abbess)
Tuesdays, 7:30 - 9 pm
October 23 - November 27
with Eijun Linda Cutts

“When doing zazen, what precepts are not upheld, and what merits are not produced?” - Dogen, Shobogenzo zuimonki

"But for us, precepts—observation of precepts and practice of zazen is same thing, you know, not different [just] as our everyday life and practice, zazen practice, is one." - Suzuki Roshi, August 1, 1970

In this class we will study the 16 Bodhisattva precepts as the full expression of our awakened nature, and reflect on how to skillfully practice them. We will look at the origin of the precepts, discuss and explore precept practice in situations of daily life, and prepare for the full moon ceremonies of October and November. There will also be an opportunity to write, learn and recite by heart, and work in smaller groups. Practicing the Precepts is the gate to Zen practice and a way to bring the compassion and the wisdom of the Buddha into our lives.

Six-week class series fee: $90; $81 current SFZC members; $72 limited income

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Eijun Linda Cutts (Central Abbess)
Eijun Linda Cutts came to San Francisco Zen Center in 1971, was ordained as a priest in 1975, and has resided at Green Gulch Farm since 1993. In 1996 Linda received dharma transmission from Tenshin Reb Anderson. Having served as Abbess of San Francisco Zen Center from 2000 to 2007, she was appointed Abiding Abbess of Green Gulch Farm Zen Center in 2010, and Central Abbess of SFZC in 2014. She continues to teach and lead practice periods and retreats at Tassajara, Green Gulch, Mexico, Italy and elsewhere, and has been leading Yoga-Zen retreats and workshops for many years.