Zen Study Group

See our practice schedule for meeting times.

January 2023

In January, the Zen study group will be reading and discussing selections from The Book of Householder Koans: Waking Up in the Land of Attachments (2020) by Roshi Eve Myonen Marko and Roshi Wendy Egyoku Nakao, Monkfish Publishing.

From the editor:  
The Book of Householder Koans is a collection of koans created by twenty-first century Zen practitioners living a lay life in the West…The collection is based on the premise that our lives as householders contain situations rich with challenges and grit, the equivalents of old Zen masters’ shouts or blows meant to sweep the ground right from under their students.  These koans jolt us out of our usual way of thinking, so that we’re no longer observers of our lives, enabling us to plunge in, closing the gap between ourselves and the situation we face.

The group will meet January 11, 18, and 25.

Readings