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Householder Koan Class Series led by Roshi Egyoku – Class 1 – Tuesday, May 19, 7-7:50 p.m.

Class series: The Book of Householder Koans: Waking Up in the Land of Attachments. In this series, we will explore the householder koans, mining its compassionate wisdom and receiving what it offers for our spiritual training of being awake in the midst of our very own circumstances.

The book has five sections: Home, Raising Children, Work, Loss/Illness/Old Age/Death, and Many Gates of Practice. Every koan is a portal for us, so don’t be misled by the section titles. In each class, we will work on a koan from one of the sections with the intention of working through the entire book of sixty-six koans. Let’s come together to explore how learning to sit own in our very own lives is the portal to awakening.

The classes will take place on Tuesdays, 7-7:50 p.m.
We encourage everyone to buy the book in advance.

$15 a class or $50 for the series of five classes. No one is turned away for lack of funds. To pay for the classes: : zcla.org/product/donate-to-zcla/

Here are the koans for this part of the series:
May 19 – Ensho: The Circle of Completion
May 26 – Salaam: Not Doing Enough
June 2 – Andrea: Nothing
June 9 – Robing: Unripe Fruit
June 16 – Christina: How Pathetic Am I?
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Dharma-Holder Presentation & Exchange by Jonathan Kaigen Levy, May 14, 7-8:30 p.m.
This week, Kaigen will be named as a Dharma-Holder by Roshi Egyoiku. This acknowledges his as an assistant Zen teacher who is entering the final stages of his formal training with Roshi. As part of this rite of passage, Kaigen will give a talk and invite all of you to a Dharma exchange. Everyone is invited to Zoom in. If you want to get on our email list, contact programsteward@zcla.org
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