Flowers Blooming on a Withered Tree, Online 6/7 - 6/28

Practice Center
Date / Time
Jun 7, 2021 / 5:00pm - Jun 28, 2021 / 6:30pm
Event Type
Classes & Extended Courses

The Zoom link to participate in the workshop portion of this event will be provided at least 24 hours before it begins. Please call 415-354-0360 if you have any questions. This program will have the option of closed captioning.

Four Mondays, 5 – 6:30 pm PT

The class will focus on Dr. Heine's recent book, Flowers Blooming on a Withered Tree: Giun's Verse Comments on Dogen's Treasury of the True Dharma Eye. Excerpts from the text will be provided to registrants. We will read and examine Giun's collection of four-line poetic remarks on the 60-fascicle edition of the Treasury, especially in terms of their historical meaning and religious symbolism.

The class will also discuss the background of various Treasury editions, the context of Giun's contributions, and the full development of the tradition of commentaries on the Treasury provided by Soto Zen interpreters from medieval times to the modern period.

Please note: It is not necessary to purchase Prof. Heine's book to participate in this class. As mentioned above, excerpts will be provided.

Fee Information
  • Full price: $120
  • SFZC members: $108

We offer a number of discounted tickets:

  • Sliding Scale 1: $72
  • Sliding Scale 2: $30

For additional discount options, please email us at

Register Online

Or call 415-354-0360.