Journey Through: Ox-herding and the Eight Consciousnesses

A Six-Class Zoom Series

Led by Dharma-Holder Nem Etsugen Bajra

Tuesdays, May 21, 28; June 4,18,25; July 16

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Zoom Only


Embark on a step-by-step exploration of the Ten Ox-Herding Pictures from the vantage point of the Eight Consciousnesses. The Ten Ox-Herding Pictures will vividly illustrate the stages we traverse in our journey, while the Eight Consciousnesses model will serve as a guide on how to navigate through these various stages.

Throughout this journey, we will gain understanding in a) the nature of self, b) how to let go of the fear of death, and ultimately (c) discover how we can serve others.


Members: $30/class; $150 if paid in full ($25/class)
Non-Members: $40/class; $210 if paid in full ($35/class)




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Dharma-Holder Nem Etsugen Bajra has been a member of ZCLA since 2007. He completed his year as Head Trainee under the guidance of Roshi Egyoku in 2021, was designated as Dharma Holder by Roshi Ryodo in 2022, and received Preceptor Empowerment from Roshi Egyoku in 2023. He served as a Co-Steward of the ZCLA Tenzo Circle for four years. Etsugen continues to offer “Introduction to Zen Mediation” classes on Sundays and “Explore Your Practice” meetings on Wednesday nights.  He also serves as a member of the ZCLA Board and a member of Buddha Hand Circle (BHC). He is offering bi-weekly meditation classes and quarterly Zazenkai to the business community members. He is currently CEO of Calsoft Systems, an IT company.