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

> Zen NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATION:  "108 Gates of Enlightenment."  This is a special participatory service inviting deep contemplation.  Participants take turns reading short "Koan-like" Dharma sayings, then ringing the large bell and pausing for one minute of reflection.  Everyone is welcome to sit zazen, walk kinhin, or offer chip incense at any time from 10:00 PM to midnight. 
The party starts at midnight, featuring "Zen Chanpaigne" (sparkling Sake) socializing, drumming and dancing.

>Kido has been invited to give a Dharma Talk on the Prajna Paramita at the Atlanta Soto Zen Center.  She will give this same talk first at OSZ on December 15, and would appreciate your feedback.








Why do Zen Buddhists meditate for such lengthy periods? 




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