Dharma Class page *new*

Look for the new page, Resources: Dharma Class, under the Practice button. Per request, we’ll try to keep updated as to links, documents and info related to the Thursday night class. Currently, you’ll find audio links for two chants in Vietnamese (Dedication of Merit and the Heart Sutra) as well as a link to Dogen Zenji’s Instructions For the Cook (which we just finished).
To go right to the page, click here.

11-21-2010 Mala Crafting and Book Exchange

Mark your calendar: November 21st after Sunday Service,

join us for an informal light potluck lunch and book exchange: bring what you don’t want, take home any you can use – – – – – – – – all subjects (within reason) and conditions (excepting, “If it looks like an elephant stepped on it, give it to the elephant!” – Lydia Marano, bookseller)

At 1:00 p.m. , Mala Craft Class – a selection of beads and materials available for free or small materials fee (ie. optional guru beads/3-holed joiners — 1 per mala, for cost – about $1.00 each) or bring your own.

RSVP and any questions to Tam Hu’o’ng, please.

Dharma Talk: Koan Practice

Roshi speaks on Koan practice, using the classic “Nansen Cuts the Cat” (Joshu’s Cat) as an example. Click on the Play button below and the mp3 file should begin to play. To download it right-click here and select “Save target as…”. You can then select where to store the file on your local computer.

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Dharma Talk: Metta +1

Very Venerable Thich Minh Nhat talks about Loving Kindness (Metta) and challenges us to perform one act of Metta each day. The Metta of Peace meditation is found here.

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Dharma Talk: Meditation

Roshi speaks on meditation practice.
The book we are reading is Eat Sleep Sit: My Year at Japan’s Most Rigorous Zen Temple by Kaoru Nonomura.

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