The shakuhachi came to Japan from China in the 7th century. By the 13th century there was an offshoot of the Rinzai school called Fuke-shu, whose priests as their main meditative practice would play the shakuhachi.
The T’an-Ch’ing, or more properly, The Mahapraj˝aparamita Sutra of the Direct Teaching of the Southern School of the Supreme Mahayana, occupies a unique place in East Asian Buddhist literature, being virtually the sole canonical text not attributed to Shakyamuni Buddha himself that is accorded the status of “ch’ing” (Skt. sutra, J. kyo), ie, buddhavacanam, the word of Buddha.
Uji is Dogen's attempt to lead us to productively and dynamically explore the true nature of reality through the lens of our being/time. This lecture will look at Uji as a practice guide whose purpose is to radically change our experience of our being/time as well as the being/time of all beings.
Interim, CC 8/25-30 During the interim break the regular schedule will continue but the zendo (meditation hall) will be staffed by volunteers.
Wednesday evening, November 26, at 5:45 pm
Donations of non-perishable food items are welcome during this service in the City Center Buddha Hall. There will not be an open dinner or 7:30pm Dharma talk.
Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29
City Center will be closed. There will be no meditation and no open meals. Enjoy the holiday!
Saturday, November 30
Regular Saturday schedule, beginning with 6:30 am zazen.
Interim, CC 12/24-31 During the interim break the regular schedule will continue but the zendo (meditation hall) will be staffed by volunteers.