Thursday, March 28, 2019

What is "Zen" for practitioners? (audio)

Zen is probably the most popular kind of Buddhism, but it is a school that few understand. Instead, most mistake it to be emptiness, iconoclasm, or free-form "whatever."

Our teacher, Prof. Robert E. Buswell at UCLA, wrote an excellent book from his own experience trying to correct these Western misconceptions about Zen Buddhism called Zen Monastic Experience: Buddhist Practice...

Zen is much deeper. It is an ancient tradition that does not rely on paradoxes, koans, or clapping. There is a point and a style of practice to get cool calm and collected.

It's as easy and impossible as Alan Watts and D.T. Suzuki made it out to be when describing it to Western practitioners. Followed by socializing and vegan snacks and drinks. RSVP FREE:

FREE: March 28, 2019, 7:00 PM
  • Dharma Meditation Initiative, Los Angeles
  • 7:00-8:30 PM, Thursday, March 28, 2019
  • The Neighborhood Church, Room 23
  • 301 N. Orange Grove Bl., Pasadena
Buddhist scholar Rob Buswell (UCLA) spent five years as a Zen monk then as a Theravada Buddhist monk. He draws on personal experience in this insightful account of day-to-day Zen practice. He reveals a religious tradition that differs radically from the stereotype prevalent in the West. His portrayal of the life of modern Zen monks provides a provocative look at Zen from the inside. More

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