How Many Lives? Hyakujo, the Fox, and the Law of Karma (class), Online 9/30 - 10/21

Practice Center
Date / Time
Sep 30, 2021 / 7:30pm - Oct 21, 2021 / 9:00pm
Event Type
Classes & Extended Courses

This class will be offered online. The Zoom link will be provided at least 24 hours before the class begins. Please call 415-354-0360 if you have any questions.

Four Thursdays, 7:30 – 9 pm PT

The story of Hyakujo (Baizhang) and the fox, the second koan in the Mumonkan, is relatively long and complicated, and one of the few places in that literature where the traditional Buddhist teaching on karma and rebirth is taken up and explored. It provides an excellent basis for examining life and practice, cause and effect, myth and metaphor. In this class, we will study the koan and commentaries both ancient and modern to understand and clarify what it is intended to convey.

Fee Information
  • General $120
  • Current 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.