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At the Sarasota Ordinary Zen Group this week

At our Ordinary zazen group this week we will be continuing with our discussion that was started a couple of weeks ago, I will be reading  a few paragraphs about the Heart Sutra from “Living by Vow”  by Shohaku Okumura and a discussion will follow during tea. Please join us this Sunday evening. More…  

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Ordinary Zen – what is it?

There are many stories about exchanges between Zen Masters and students that end with the  Zen Master saying, “Have a cup of tea.” The cup of tea is the Buddha-Dharma and tasting it is experiencing your Buddha-Nature, original nature, the ever-changing interdependence with everything, dharma. Just this. It is direct experience, not a mental construct, […]

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Heart Sutra discussion at Sarasota Ordinary Zen Group

Last week at our Ordinary Zen Group zazen we began a discussion of the Heart Sutra and how it informs our practice.  This Sunday, June 7th, 2015 we will continue our discussion of the heart sutra with a reading from Shohaku Okumura’s book  “Living by Vow”. Okumura is a Soto Zen Prest and translator who has […]

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