The Shobogenzo

A Five Class Zoom Series
Led by Sensei Jonathan Kaigen Levy
Tuesdays, February 7 & 21; March 14 & 28; April 11

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Zoom Only


In this series of five classes, we will journey together into Eihei Dogen’s World, which of course is our world. And what better way to experience it, then through the lens of The Shobogenzo, Dogen’s magnum opus. The Shobogenzo will serve as our overall guide to the history, philosophy, and practice of Zen. It’s dense, poetic, fantastical, and just what he intended for the instruction in the Buddha Dharma of his monks. Luckily, we have an excellent translation for our class in Kozen’s ninety five-fascicle edition, published in the seventeenth century, and edited by Kazuaki Tanahashi and Associate Editor Peter Levitt.


$20 per class for Members; $30 per class for Non-Members

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Sensei Jonathan Kaigen Levy is a ZCLA priest, Dharma-Holder and transmitted Preceptor. He received Dharma Transmission (Denbo) from Roshi Egyoku in 2022. For many years he was Co-Steward of the ZCLA Tenzo Circle, which oversaw the preparation of Sangha meals, he was Co-Steward of the Introduction to Meditation classes, the 2018-2019 Shuso (Head Trainee), and is one of the leaders of “Explore Your Practice” meetings on Wednesday nights. A retired film editor, he now councils men diagnosed with prostate cancer.