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September 2015

Introduction to Zen

September 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at 10:30 AM for an introduction to Zen meditation.  It’s meant for people new to Zen meditation as well as practitioners with questions about their contemplative practice.  This informal get together is a recurring activity, the first Saturday of the month, and it lasts typically about 90 minutes.

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Guest Speaker: Tim Burkett

September 9 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join on us on Wednesday, September 9th at 8 pm for a guest dharma talk by Tim Burkett, visiting from Minnesota Zen Meditation Center. MZMC’s Guiding Teacher, Tim Burkett, began practicing in spring 1964 with Shunryu Suzuki Roshi while attending Stanford University. At Suzuki’s urging, Tim began a weekly sitting group on the San…

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Film Showing: Lost in Translation

September 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Please join us for the continuation of our film series.   On Saturday, September 12th at 10:30 am, we will be showing Lost in Translation, followed by a discussion of how the film touches on themes in Zen teachings. In this critically acclaimed film, Bill Murray and Scarlett  Johansson play two Americans who meet by…

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“This Is Water” Discussion

September 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On  September 23,  the Wednesday evening talk will be an audio presentation of “This is Water,” the commencement address given by the author David Foster Wallace at Kenyon College in May, 2005. Considered “brilliant,”  and “the greatest commencement speech of all time,” the speech has a distinctly Zen quality.  It addresses many  of the “Zen…

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