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

>SUNDAY, April 1  Dharma Reads book club CANCELLED for Easter.

                               We will resume Kosho Uchiyama's Opening fhe Hand of

                               Thought, beginning with Chapter 2, on Sunday, May 6, 5:00PM.

>SATURDAY, April 7

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

        > 8:50AM:  Full Service with  Prajna Paramita Chant

        > 9:00AM:  Break

        > 9:10AM: Buddha's Birthday Celebration, featuring

                           >  Drums, Gongs, Dancing & Flowers

                                    (Everyone brings flowers!)

        > 10:00 - 10:45AM:  Brunch, including selected Traditions & Chants of Oryoki

                         Anne Steel is in charge of brunch today

        >  10:45:  Brunch Soji (cleanup)


>SATURDAY, March 10
        >10:00AM:  DHARMA TALK:  Buddha's :ife

>SATURDAY, March 24
        > 10:00-11:00AM:  Core Support for Zazen & Life, Class #3, "Sit, Stand & Walk"
This is the 3rd 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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