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


        > 6:00 – 8:50AM:   Six Zazen periods interspersed with Kinhin as usual.

        > 8:50AM:  Full Service with  Metta Sutta Chant

        > 9:00AM:  Break (Prepare Kobako)

        > 9:10AM:  Brief Talk and Guided Contemplation focused on Vesak, the death and

                           parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha

       > 9:30AM    Ceremony

        > 10:00 - 10:45AM:  Brunch, including selected Oryoki traditions. 

                         Kido is in charge of brunch today.

        >  10:50:  Brunch Soji (cleanup)


>SUNDAY, May 6
        >5:00PM:  Dharma Reads.  Opening the Hand of Thought, Chapter 2

>SUNDAY, May 12:  Mothers' Day Ikebana Workshop, 2:30-4:00PM.  $45 fee to benefit
                               Oxford Soto Zen

> SATURDAY, May 26:  Core Support for Zazen & Life, EXTENDED WORKSHOP - Class 
                                      #5: Pain & Suffering

                                       10:00AM - 2:00PM.
                                        Fees  Benefit Oxford Soto Zen
$45 general public;      $35 Zen practitioner
                                       This is the 5th class in a 5-part series. These classes may be
                                        taken in any order.






Why do Zen Buddhists meditate for such lengthy periods? 




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