6 Mondays, March 18 - April 22, 6:30-8:30 pm. Taught by Kyōgetsu Eileen Dwyer
This class is centered on a collection of Zen Master Suzuki Roshi's dharma talks, edited by Ed Brown. Designed for those who have taken the introduction to Zen Meditation series and practitioners with an interest in exploring Zen.
Not Always So is framed in Suzuki Roshi’s own inimitable, allusive, paradoxical style, rich with unexpected and off-center insights. Suzuki Roshi knew he was dying at the time of the lectures, a realization which gives his thoughts an urgency and focus even sharper than in the earlier book.
In Not Always So, he once again voices Zen in everyday language with the vigor, sensitivity, and buoyancy of a true friend. Here is support and nourishment. Here is guidance which empowers your freedom (or way-seeking mind), rather than pinning you down to directions and techniques.
Each class begins with a period of meditation followed by a discussion.
We have limited copies of Not Alway So at the Center, please consider purchasing a copy online, link on this page.