with Shinshu Roberts
in the City Center dining room
Thursday, August 21, 2014
7:30 - 9 pm
"Uji," Eihei Dogen’s difficult and famous text on the nature of being-time is foremost a guide to entering Buddha’s Way. It is an exploration of a Soto Zen practitioner’s spiritual journey. Dogen poses questions and offers pointers to the practitioner which indicate how we should think about and meet our life. He explores our mistaken views. We think we know time, but we don’t. Practice and realization are not two separate stages. Time does not just fly past. Realization is not something we wait to acquire over time.
Dogen presents a series of problems, questions and statements about being-time as it relates to our daily lives. In this lecture, we will discuss the various aspects of Dogen’s teachings on being-time:
Reading: "Uji" from The Heart of Dogen’s Shobogenzo translated by Norman Waddell and Masao Abe.
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