“The Way is originally perfect and all-pervading. How could it be contingent upon practice and realization” 

 

This provocative statement opens Fukanzazengi [Universal Promotion of the Principles of Zazen], Dogen Zenji’s first communication written upon his return to Japan from China in 1227. This brief document provides a concise and comprehensive set of instructions for Zen meditation that ties together underlying Buddhist principles with sitting practice.

 

Come join Seiso Paul Cooper, Sensei for an on-line, two-session mini-course that will include a close reading of this important text with practical implications derived from the Wheel of Life & Death for refined and deepened practice of shikantaza (only sitting, just sitting) both on and off the cushion.

 

Classes Meet: 7:00 – 8:00 P.M.  (Eastern Time), Thursdays, June 6th & 13th via Zoom.
Closed New Class Dates To Be Announced

 

Tuition: $15 per class or $25 for the series

 

Class limited to 8 participants

 

Check, Money Order to: Paul Cooper, P.O. Box 405, Narrowsburg, N.Y. 12764

 

Venmo or Paypal to: chugai108@gmail.com

 

Email confirmation and copy of reading sent upon tuition receipt