Thursdays, September 27 - November 15
7:30 - 9 pm
with Shokan Jordan Thorn
The wheel of life, also known as the wheel of becoming, or bhavacakra,
is a visual representation of the Buddhist path.
This class will begin with a study of the three poisons of greed, hatred, and delusion.
We will also investigate Buddhist teachings on the six realms of existence: gods, demi-gods, humans, animals, hungry ghosts, and hells. These allegorical descriptions of our common life experience are a central metaphor visually expressed in the wheel of life mandala. Click here
or on the image for an interactive explanation of the wheel. Class fees; eight class meetings:
$120; $108 current SFZC members; $96 limited income. To Register:
Use the Ticket Table below. Or call our toll free number 888.743.9362 or local number 415.475.9362.
Shokan Jordan Thorn
Shokan Jordan Thorn has been a student at Zen Center for 30 years. Ordained by Richard Baker in 1977, he lives at City Center. He has lived at all three practice centers, has served in a variety of roles on senior staff and as an officer, and was shuso at Tassajara. He served as City Center Tanto (Head of Practice) and became SF Zen Center's Treasurer/CFO in September 2011.