March 2021 Intensive Online - Intimate Discussions: On Dogen’s Zuimonki

Practice Center
Date / Time
Mar 2, 2021 / 5:35am - Mar 20, 2021 / 6:00pm
Event Type
Practice Periods

Intimate Discussions: On Dogen’s Zuimonki

Led by Zoketsu Norman Fischer and Sokaku Kathie Fischer
March 2 – March 20

Registration is due Thursday, February 25.

About the 2021 March Intensive

The writing of Dogen (1200 – 1253 CE), the founder of the Soto School in Japan, can be dizzingly complex, especially in his masterwork Shobogenzo/Treasure of the True Dharma Eye. However, Dogen was also an everyday Zen teacher to the many monastics who came to practice with him. Zuimonki is a record of Dogen’s informal oral instructions to monks as recorded by his first disciple Ejo. In this text we meet a softer and more down-to-earth Dogen, who offers practical advice and compassionate discussion. In this Intensive we’ll select readings from this text (available as a free online PDF*) for study and discussion, and we’ll keep and share personal practice journals of what we discover.

*NOTE: The link to the PDF will be provided following registration.

As part of the Intensive, Norman and Kathie will teach a class on three Thursdays: March 4, 11, and 18, 7:30 – 9 pm PT.

The Intensive concludes with a three-day sesshin and concurrent one-day sitting (Saturday), beginning the evening of Wednesday, March 17, at 7 pm PT with an orientation followed by a Dharma talk at 7:30 pm PT. Thursday will include the evening class at 7:30 pm PT. Friday will be a regular sesshin day. The sesshin ends on Saturday, March 20 at 6 pm PT.

The Intensive includes:

Fee Information

Full Participation including the Three-day Sesshin
General: $255
Member: $229
Limited Income: $178

Participation not including the Three-day Sesshin
General: $165
Member: $148
Limited Income: $115

Registration Information

Registration is closed.

Access to the practice period website will be provided a week prior to the practice period.

The deadline for registration is Thursday, February 25.