Tuesday Evening with Mugaku Sensei - The Path of Zen


Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Sensei

Mid-Year Series: June 27 - September 19

Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:45 pm

Artspace Zendo, SLC

Praise for Taking the Path of Zen by Robert Aitkin Roshi

As an American who has trained in Zen practice for many years, Aitken Roshi has a special understanding of the problems and questions which plague Western students of Zen... It is my sincere wish that this work will gain the wide readership it so deserves.” ―Yamada Koun Roshi



Join Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Sensei for 9 weeks of meditation practice and inquiry. This study series will be based on Taking the Path of Zen by Robert Aitken Roshi.


In weekly class sessions you will engage:

-- The practice of zazen guided by a transmitted teacher.

-- Active text-based inquiry with Mugaku Sensei and your fellow practitioners.

-- Receiving personal guidance to support your Zen practice.

-- The experience of sangha -- a committed community of practice.


Mugaku Sensei recommends this course for beginners as an introduction to Zen study and practice, and as an inquiry which will support experienced practitioners to deepen their understanding. On-going study and practice are essential preparation for receiving Jukai or for entering into a formal relationship with a Zen Teacher. 


Tuesday Evening with Mugaku Sensei: The Path of Zen is 9 class meetings,

June 27 - September 19, 2017

No class meetings on July 4, August 1, September 5 & 19


Two Arrows Zen Member Rates*


Bodhisattva Circle Level Members: Member-Benefit

Full Quiver Level Members: $70

Two Arrows Level Members: $135


Non-members: $180 

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*This class is included as a member benefit at the Bodhisattva Circle Membership Level. Please use the button above to complete your member-benefit registration. Work-trade is also available - please email to request more information.


The Path of Zen by Robert Aitkin Roshi


The text is required reading and is available for purchase in the Two Arrows Zen store.




Week 1, June 27:  Fundamentals pp 3-10
Week 2, July 11:  Method pp 13-24
Week 3, July 18: Appropriate Means pp 26-39
Week 4, July 25: Delusions and Pitfalls pp 41-54
Week 5, Aug. 8: Attitudes in Religious Practice pp 56-66
Week 6, Aug. 15: The Three Treasures pp 67-78
Week 7, Aug. 22: The Ten Grave Precepts pp 79-87
Week 8, Aug. 29: Establishing the Practice pp 89-94
Week 9, Sept. 19: The Koan Mu pp 95-109

No class meetings on July 4, August 1, September 5 & 19