Saturday Morning Drop-In Study Group

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Saturdays, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

The book we’re reading on Saturday mornings at 11:15 am is Not Always So, the second collection of Shunryu Suzuki’s provocative and intriguing dharma talks. Our group uses the reading as a jumping-off point for our discussion of how we practise the dharma in our everyday lives. As every chapter is a self-contained talk, it’s possible to drop in at any point. The book is not available on Kindle, but we do have some copies available at the centre, and we encourage you to buy your own copy, if possible. If you plan to read the text in advance, we’ll proceed through the chapters as follows:

  • February 8: Resuming Big Mind
  • February 15: Ordinary Mind, Buddha Mind
  • The weekend of February 21 to 23, Andre Elsen will be offering a retreat, Ordinary Mind is Zen. You are warmly invited to take part – click here for more info. 
  • February 29: No study group
  • March 7: No study group
  • March 14: Supported From Within
  • March 21: Open Your Intuition
  • March 28: Find Out for Yourself
  • April 4: Be Kind With Yourself
  • April 11: No study group

Saturday Morning Drop-In Study Group

not always so 2

Saturdays, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

The book we’re reading on Saturday mornings at 11:15 am is Not Always So, the second collection of Shunryu Suzuki’s provocative and intriguing dharma talks. Our group uses the reading as a jumping-off point for our discussion of how we practise the dharma in our everyday lives. As every chapter is a self-contained talk, it’s possible to drop in at any point. The book is not available on Kindle, but we do have some copies available at the centre, and we encourage you to buy your own copy, if possible. If you plan to read the text in advance, we’ll proceed through the chapters as follows:

  • November 30: Jumping off the 100-Foot Pole
  • December 7: No group – sesshin in Benburb
  • December 14: Changing Our Karma
  • December 21: Enjoy Your Life
  • December 28: Walk Like an Elephant
  • January 4: Letters from Emptiness
  • January 11: Brown Rice is Just Right
  • January 18: The Zen of Going to the Rest Room
  • January 25: Caring for the Soil