Book Club Update

Suzuki reclining


Today our book club met.  We had a good discussion on the introduction to Shunryu Suzuki’s Sandokai lecture series.  The book is called Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness.  The intro was really inspiring a whole host of thoughts and reactions, and members took the opportunity to talk not only about the text, but other thoughts, ideas, and personal experiences.  We always have a good chat.

For next time, we’ll talk about the first six lectures in the book.  These chapters / lectures each cover a couplet of the original Sandokai text, and are rich without being over-wrought or showy.

Anyways, please join us if you can.

March 16th, 8 to 10 am, at All Beings Zendo in Adams Morgan.

– All Beings Book Club Folks



Rei-gen Danny Parker Sensei to offer February 20th Dharma Talk

This week Reigen Danny Parker Sensei is visiting the DC area. He will being offering a Dharma Talk for All Beings Sangha during our regular Thursday evening practice. His talk is inspired by the teachings of Kobun Chino Roshi on “practicing enlightenment”.
7pm opening service
7:10 Zazen
7:25 Sensei Reigen’s Talk
8:00 Period for questions

Zazen canceled for February 13th due to inclement weather

Due to todays weather and the expectation of more snow this evening we will not be have the evening practice in Adams Morgan tonight 2/13/14.
Our guest speaker Eleanor Graves has agreed to reschedule her Dharma Talk for March 13th, 2014.
Our Sunday Half Day on 2/16 is still “on”.