Members and Friends of Great Wave Zen Sangha,
Please consider joining us for a book study and discussion beginning in late February 2021. We will be taking up a collection of writings by our late teacher and founder of the White Plum Asanga, Taizan Maezumi, Roshi. In Appreciate Your Life: The Essence of Zen Practice, Maezumi Roshi provides short, accessible explorations of topics including zazen, koans, and shikantaza, as well as the intimate relationship between our practice and our lives. The book will surely speak to the questions and curiosities of seasoned practitioners and beginners alike.
We will meet semi-monthly via Zoom video chat for approximately one-hour beginning at 9:30 AM, on February 28, March 14, March 28, and April 11. Our discussion moderator, postulant priest Kevin Muzo Holohan, will choose a selection of readings and provide questions for consideration prior to each meeting.
To participate, obtain a copy of the book and complete the book discussion registration form. There is no cost for this series of events, (but free-will donations are sincerely appreciated). If purchasing the book represents a financial hardship, a copy will be provided for you. Simply make a request using our Contact form.
Once registered, you will receive a zoom link to join the meetings, the selection of chapters for the first week, and questions for consideration.
We look forward to deepening our understanding of our lineage and practice together through friendly dialogue and discussion!