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Tuesday
Sep042018

Zen This Week: “Dogen’s How to do Zen” and “Choosing your Fetters"

Tonight is Newbie Night! New to zen? New to meditation? Seen all the ads advertising “zen bliss” yogurt and wonder what the heck it’s all about?

You are in luck! Swing by 3123 Gallatin Pike at 6:30pm and I’ll explain everything! Well, everything except the yogurt (how such a thing exists is anybody’s guess!).

For real, show up 30 minutes early and I’ll show you all the things you need to do zen meditation. Then at 7pm we’ll do it with the rest of the regulars. And because it’s newbie night, the talk after the sits will be the founder's instructions on how to sit. Good to hear at any point in one’s practice.

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This Saturday, we’ll be skyping with the head of our order, Michael Elliston Roshi at 9am. I did get my act together and got a topic. Sensei will be speaking on the Jataka tale we covered two weeks ago. Namely,I asked Sensei to speak on choosing your fetters in the world. I look forward to hearing what he has to say. The story rubbed me the wrong way and I very much want to hear what Sensei’s take on it is.

If you do too, then come for the morning sits at 7am and the skyping will follow afterwards. If you want to read up on the tale, here’s the link: http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/j2/j2054.htm.

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Thanks everyone for coming out and playing Munchkin with me last Saturday! For bunch of first-time players, y’all sure backstabbed like you knew what you were doing! *savage*

I can’t wait until we do it again. It was so much fun!

You guys are the best sangha I could ever hope to have.

~ Steph

 

P.S. Jancey and I won together by virtue of my elf powers and her amazing arsenal.

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