Koans for Everyday Life
5 Mondays: March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
7:30 – 9 pm, 308 Page Street
Have you always been intimidated by koans….yet at the same time fascinated?
This class series will present koans in approachable manners, sharing how koans can be used as a means to inform our every day awakened lives. Dharma talks, small group discussions, and creative exercises will be used to make koans more accessible.
Come see how koans can actually give you a better sense of how to understand Dharma teachings on topics such as the practice of meditation, work, effort, expectations, perception of self and other, compassion —- just the plain stuff of everyday life!
We will explore one koan each week, in order to get a taste of traditional koan practice. — For the first class, please “bring” with you the koan:
“What is the sound of one hand clapping?”
Suggested Dana: $15 – 20/session; $75-100/series
Giving for the full series is appreciated as we are self-supporting. No one ever turned away for lack of funds.
Please go to the main Sitting Group page for our full schedule.
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