Zen Buddhism

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Dharma Bum Temple, 4144 Campus Ave., San Diego, CA 92103

Every Monday at 7pm it is time for Zazen. We come together as a community to sit in silence, listen to a brief talk on Zen teachings and explore Zen wisdom. We will discuss how we apply Zen in our everyday life and cultivate our awakened mind in the middle of this modern life. We study how to transform our suffering and see the world with a compassionate heart, while realizing the true essence of one’s life. There will be time for questions and discussion and we will close with a transfer of merit. Please join us if you are interested in practicing and exploring Zen. Everybody is welcome!

“The idea of Zen is to catch life as it flows. There is nothing extraordinary or mysterious about Zen. I raise my hand ; I take a book from the other side of the desk ; I hear the boys playing ball outside my window; I see the clouds blown away beyond the neighbouring wood: — in all these I am practising Zen, I am living Zen. No wordy discussions are necessary, nor any explanation. I do not know why — and there is no need of explaining, but when the sun rises the whole world dances with joy and everybody’s heart is filled with bliss. If Zen is at all conceivable, it must be taken hold of here.” ― D.T. Suzuki

Freee Age limit: All ages