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

> Graham Technique classes begin Wednesday, 9/4.  MWF 11:15AM - 12:30PM

> July SKY HAIKU have been removed from the website and 2 new September Contributions Posted.  Please submit your additional September contributions now.

>Monthly CORE SUPPORT classes are now open to the public, now expanded to 2-hour format, 10:00-Noon.  Fee:  $15 (free to zen practitioners). Next Class:  September 21.

>SAVE THE DATE:  Vicki Reithel will receive JUKAI (lay Zen Buddhist Ordination) at OSZ on Saturday, September 28, at OSZ.  Nancy Blanton, a sangha sister from Birmingham, will receive her Jukai then as well.
>>> Please join us for a celebratory brunch afterward at TOYO.

>Taiun Michael Elliston-roshi (in town for Jukai) will give an informal talk at UUCO on Sunday, September 29, 11:00AM.  It will be very interesting to hear his take on their monthly topic, "Expectations," since - as you know - Zen Buddhists have no expectations.








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