Wed, Nov 17|
Introduction to Zen - On-Site (Week 3 of 4)
An on-site course for new practitioners to go deeper into the teachings of Zen. In four weeks, you will learn the basics of meditation, Buddhist thought, and the history of our lineage. This course is designed for newcomers and anyone looking to build the foundation for a spiritual practice.
Time & Location
Nov 17, 2021, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Genjo Building, 6367 Sonoma Mountain Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404, USA
About This Event
Week 3: SMZC Lineage and History (On-Site)
Learn about our lineage, the silent illumination lineage. The teachings of Buddha are transmitted from the mind to mind of teacher to student. SMZC practices as the 92nd generation of its lineage which stretches all the way back to Shakyamuni Buddha. Discover key teachers in the lineage of Zen as it moves over the centuries from India to China to Japan, and to San Francisco in the 1960s. You will learn about the founder of SMZC, Jakusho Kwong-roshi, our abbot and leader of practice for nearly 50 years.
Week 4: SMZC Tour/Visit (On-site)
Come visit the grounds at Sonoma Mountain Zen Center. Using the guidelines for social distancing, our group will walk through the sacred land of the mountain. Our temple sits in 85 acres of redwoods and oaks overlooking the Valley of the Moon. We will walk in the woods to the memorial grounds and stupas for teachers Shunryu Suzuki-roshi and Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Enjoy guided tours of the hundred-year-old barn which has been our original meditation hall and see our new temple currently in construction.
Introduction to Zen - On-Site