Zhiyi’s Six Subtle Dharma Gates Meets Zen, GGF 4/29 – 6/3

With Sonja Gardenswartz
Six Sundays, April 29 – June 3, 7:30 – 8:45 am

The six subtle dharma gates, a teaching of Tiantai Master Zhiyi, a contemporary of Bodhidharma, though not traditionally associated with Zen, has much to say to us in developing and stabilizing in zazen. This teaching that emphasizes stopping and seeing enhances and complements our invitation to entering and practicing zazen.

We will explore the teachings of these six gates and Zen stories that reflect this teaching. When we grow in our capacity to move past our own narrow perspectives and empathize with others, we may allow ourselves to open in wisdom and compassion. Our knowledge of how existence unfolds, as it comes and goes, opens us up to the liberation of the Four Noble Truths.

We work on ourselves and offer the benefits of our working to others. By developing our own equanimity and peace we bring equanimity and peace to others. This is our Bodhisattva vow.

Fees: $120; $108 current SFZC members; $72 limited income. Some partial scholarships available.

To Register: Please call the Green Gulch Farm main office at 415.383.3134 or the SFZC Reservations Office at 888.743.9362 or 415.475.9362. Or fill out this online form to have the Reservations Office contact you by phone or email to assist your registration.

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