Tuesday Evening with Mugaku Sensei -- The Heart of Zen

 

Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Sensei

Winter/Spring Series: February 7 - June 6, 2017

Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:45 pm

Artspace Zendo, SLC

“A clear and comprehensive guide to life transformation. Readers will find down-to-earth advice and effective practices for going beyond basic fears and conditioning to live a more awakened and openhearted life.”—Dennis Genpo Merzel, Roshi, author of Big Mind, Big Heart: Finding Your Way

 


Join Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Sensei in weekly meditation practice and inquiry. This study series will be based on Zen Heart: Simple Advice for Living with Mindfulness & Compassion, by Ezra Bayda.

 

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. 

 


The Heart of Zen -- Winter/Spring Series is 16 class meetings,

February 7 to June 6

 

Two Arrows Zen Member Rates*

 

Bodhisattva Circle Level Members: Member-Benefit

Full Quiver Level Members: $120

Two Arrows Level Members: $240

 

Non-members: $320 

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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.


READING SCHEDULE
 

Zen Heart - Simple Advice for Living with Mindfulness & Compassion, by Ezra Bayda

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 1, Feb 7: Introduction: Three Phases of Spiritual Practice p. 3-17

Week 2, Feb 14: Detours from Reality p 21 - 28

Week 3, Feb 21: Inner Hindrances p 29 - 42

Week 4, Feb 28: Strategies of Control p 43 - 52

Week 5, Mar 7: The Pillars of Practice p 53 - 66

Week 6, Mar 14: Three Breaths Practice p 67 - 74

Week 7, Mar 21: Qualities of Awakening p 75 - 90

Week 8, Mar 28: The Three Most Essential Questions p 91 - 100

Week 9. Apr 4: The Art of Awareness p 101 - 110

Week 10, Apr 11: Three Point Awareness Meditation p 111 - 116

BREAK WEEK - Spring Sesshin, Apr 18

Week 11, Apr 25: Helpful Daily Life Practices p 117 - 124

Week 12, May 2: Student-Teacher Relationship p 127 - 138

Week 13, May 9: Transforming Anger p 139 - 152

Week 14, May 16: The Things We Fear Most p 153 - 162

Week 15, May 23: Relationships and Love p 163 - 178

BREAK WEEK - May 30

Week 16, Jun 6 Three Heart Meditations p 179 - 192