Thursday, December 11, 2014
Each gathering will focus on one important, or provocative, or humorous Zen text.
Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Time: 5-6 p.m.
Location: Dagny's, 1600 20th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301 (map)
For our inaugural meeting, we will discuss a portion of The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch. Read pages 125-134 of the following pdf manuscript, and bring your thoughts, questions, and insights:
(Note: This particular version contains copious footnotes, which you can choose to ignore entirely—they are not essential to our discussions.)
May we "receive the pivot of the teaching" (126). Over tea and beer? Why not.