Classes & Extended Courses

Study Class Fees

Fees vary based on number of class meetings, but the basic fee is $20 per class meeting, with a reduced fee for members and those with limited income.

Registration, Scholarships, and Cancellations

Click here for information on the following extended courses:

Coming of Age Program
Contemplative Caregiver Courses

The Five Skandhas and the End of Suffering (class), GGF 5/21 – 6/18

With Shokuchi Carrigan
Five Sunday mornings: May 21 – June 18, 2017

In this class, we will examine and discuss one of the earliest teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha, his teaching on the five skandhas.

Instructions for the Head Cook – Tenzokyokun (class), GGF 10/23 – 11/27

With Central Abbess Linda Ruth Cutts
Five Mondays, October 23 – November 27, 7:30 – 9 pm (not meeting on November 13)

Living for the Benefit of All Beings (class), GGF 8/22 – 9/26

With Abbess Fu Schroeder
Six Tuesdays, August 22 – September 26, 7:30 – 8:45 pm

What Do You Mean, "Mind Only"? (class)

With Abbess Fu Schroeder
Six Mondays, February 19 – March 26, 7:30 – 9 pm

An Introduction to Buddhism and Ecology (class), GGF 9/10 – 10/1

With Wendy Johnson and Qayyum Johnson
Four Sundays, 7:45 – 8:45 am

Creating Space (class), GGF 8/21 – 9/25

With MyoE Doris Harder and Hakusho Ostlund
Five Mondays, August 21 – September 25, 7:30 – 8:45 pm (not meeting on September 4)

What Do You Mean, "Mind Only"? (class), GGF 2/19 – 3/26

With Abbess Fu Schroeder

Body and Mind Study of the Way (class), GGF 2/19 – 3/26

Six Sunday mornings, 7:45 – 8:45 am
With Meiya Wender

The Host within the Host (class), GGF 2/20 – 3/27

Six Monday evenings, 7:30 – 8:45 pm
With Abiding Abbess Furyu Schroeder

Basic Buddhism in a Nutshell (class), GGF 4/24 – 5/29

With MyoĒ Doris Harder
Six Sundays: April 24 – May 29, 2016

During this series of six classes we will look at some basic Buddhist terms like the Four Noble Truths, the Two Realities, and the Three Seals (impermanence, no-self, nirvana/suffering). How can they be understood? And even more important: What do they mean to me and to my everyday life?

'But I Have Eyes...' Investigating the Heart Sutra (class), GGF 7/10 – 8/14

With Catherine Gammon
Six Sunday mornings: July 10 – August 14, 2016

In this class, we will examine and discuss one of the earliest teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha, his teaching on the five skandhas.

Writing as a Wisdom Project (class), GGF 4/25 – 5/30

With Catherine Gammon
Six Monday evenings: April 25 – May 30, 2016 7:15 – 8:45 pm

Combining meditation in the Zen tradition with the practice of imaginative writing, this class invites intimate and creative study of the mind.

Our Ancestors, Great Teachers, Male and Female (class), GGF 7/11 – 8/22

Seven Mondays, 7:30 – 8:45 pm
With MyoĒ Doris Harder

Buddha Is As Buddha Does: The Life and Teachings of the Buddha and What They Have to Do with Us Today (class), GGF 7/12 – 8/16

Six Tuesdays, 7:30 – 9 pm
With Sonja Gardenswartz