Wednesday Reading Group

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  • 118 sessions
  • 25 Jan 2023, 8:00 PM 9:30 PM (EST)
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  • Zoom

Wednesday Reading Group

Weekly on Zoom from 8:00PM to 9:30PM

Click here to join. Alternatively go to https://zoom.us/, click the links to enter a meeting, and enter meeting ID 971-373-141 and password 879550.

After 30 minutes of meditation, the reading group discussion begins at 8:30. The purpose of the discussion is making the dharma relevant to the ordinary lives of the participants, so the focus of conversation tends to be practical rather than intellectual. It is far more important to bring sincerity and openness to the discussion than to have read the book!

The discussions are open to all and will benefit both beginning and seasoned practitioners. Feel free to join at any time during the meditation period or just for the discussion starting at 8:30pm.

Currently Reading

"The Eightfold Path"

Ed. Jikyo Cheryl Wolfer

This book contains writings by female Zen teachers on the Four Noble Truths and on each step in the Noble Eightfold Path, the first teaching of the Buddha, and the foundation for the practice path.

The essay on Right Action is by Shodo Spring, a dear friend of the sangha who has led many one-day retreats over the years.


Reading Schedule for Current Book

The schedule below is approximate and updated every few weeks. Please contact Gareth Young if you would like an update on where we currently are. And please feel free to join anytime, regardless of whether you have read (or even own!) a copy of the current book. You will likely find you are not the only attendee who is not up to date with the book.

 DATE  PAGES
January 25, 2023
Complete "Udana", transl. Thanissaro Bikkhu
February 1, 2023
Commence "The Eightfold Path", Ed. Jikyo Cheryl Wolfer: Preface and Introduction; review and decide schedule
February 8, 2023 and following
 "The Eightfold Path"; schedule to be determined

Schedule


  • 8:00 to 8:30         Meditation
  • 8:30 to 9:30         Book Discussion

Upcoming Books

The group regularly engages in a democratic peer selection process to determine upcoming books. Selections range throughout the spectrum of Buddhist teaching and literature. Upcoming (in the order we anticipate reading) are:

  • The Stories of the Lotus Sutra: Gene Reeves
  • World as Lover, World as Self: Joanna Macy
  • Berry Kerzin: Nagarjuna's Wisdom: A Practitioner's Guide to the Middle Way
  • One Dharma: Joseph Goldstein
  • Dhammapada: Transl. Gil Fronsdal
  • Karma: What it Is and Why it Matters: Traleg Kyabgon
  • With Each and Every Breath: Thanissaro
  • Receiving the Marrow:  Teachings on Dogen by Soto Zen Women Priests: Various women Zen teachers, Ed: Eido Frances Carney
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