Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Norman Fischer - Awesome Presence: Dogen’s Mountains and Rivers Sutra

Upaya Zen Center has put up the full sequence of talks given there recently by poet and Zen priest, Roshi Zoketsu Norman Fischer. Fischer teaches at the San Francisco Zen Center, "the oldest and largest of the new Buddhist organizations in the West, where he served as Co-abbot from 1995-2000. He is presently a Senior Dharma Teacher there as well as the founder and spiritual director of the Everyday Zen Foundation, an organization dedicated to adapting Zen Buddhist teachings to Western culture." His website is Everyday Zen.

AWESOME PRESENCE: Dogen's Mountains and Rivers Sutra

Instructors: Roshi Zoketsu Norman Fischer
In this short retreat we will practice meditation, and study in detail Dogen's essay Sansuikyo (Mountains and Rivers Sutra) from his great work Shobogenzo.   (Sansuikyo can be found online in several translations).  Come prepared to meditate deeply on nature, space, life, and the wonder of presence.  The workshop will include writing exercises and large and small group discussions as ways to make this great teaching personal.
If you would like to read Dogen's Mountains and Rivers Sutra, here is one translation, from 108 Bowls.

To access the entire series, please click on the link below:
Awesome Presence Series: All 11 Parts

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