Oxford Soto Zen
 
What is a Dharma Talk?

     It is a talk, usually including Q & A, given by a Buddhist teacher, who illuminates some immediate aspect of our lives through the application of Buddha's Teachings (The Dharma).
    
In the Soto Zen lineage, Dharma talks are only given by ordained priests and fully transmitted Roshis.



                       

News and EvenTS



>SATURDAY, AUGUST 4:  Regular Practice Resumes with our annual Obon Festival, featuring Bon-odori dancing (see You Tube: Obon Festival Dance - MrLife/you 3:27 minutes)
Sitting begins at 6:00, Ceremony at 9:00, Brunch at 10:00.  Kido will provide Oryoki food and Ikebana flowers.

>SUNDAY, AUGUST 5:  Dharma Reads  resumes, 5:00-6:00PM.  Uchiyama's Opening the Hand of Thought, Chapters 4 & 5.  

>SATURDAY, AUGUST 11:  Regular 2nd Saturday Practice with Zazen/Kinkin/Zazen  starting at 9:00. 
At 10:00 AM Kido will present a report on the 2018 Silent Thunder Order Retreat and Conference, including our Butoh Performance  and an interactive Oryoki practice session.


>SATURDAY, AUGUST 18:  Regular 3rd Saturday Practice with Zazen/Kinkin/Zazen 
starting at 9:00. 
At 10:00 AM Kido will present an Interactive Ikebana Lecture/Demonstration.

>SATURDAY, AUGUST 25:  SPECIAL SCHEDULE
OPTIONAL EARLY Zazen/Kinkin/Zazen BEGINS AT 8:00AM
9:00 - 10:30  SOJI (WORK SESSION) URGENTLY NEEDED!!
10:30  FINANCIAL REPORT & SANGHA BUSINESS MEETING


                     

                                       


        
                                 










    




         

     


        



Why do Zen Buddhists meditate for such lengthy periods? 

  




    


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