Consider: "To study the self is to forget the self"

The line above is part of Dogen Zenji's (d. 1250) famous summary of Zen:

"To study the Way is to study the self/ To study the self is to forget the self/ To forget the self is to be enlightened by all things."

Please join us to discuss whatever ideas/reactions you have to this  explanation of Zen practice, especially what you think it means "to forget the self".  Beginners are welcome; no past experience with Zen is needed -- just bring your heart!

Join or login to comment.

5 went

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sometimes the best Meetup Group is the one you start

Get started Learn more
Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy