1167 Zonolite Place Northeast, Atlanta, GA
Please join us for a 25 minute period of meditation followed by an informal discussion until 9:00 pm. Starting October 10th we began discussing the Zen book "Nothing Special" by Charlotte Joko Beck.
We are going to read and discuss roughly about one or two chapters per week. It would be preferable to read the chapters early in the week before the discussion. This will allow time to observe how the weekly reading influences your life and practice, which is primarily what we will be discussing.
The only prerequisite for this discussion group is that you have attended at least one of our 'Introduction to Zen' classes on Wednesday evenings or have some basic understanding of Zen.
Oct. 10, 2016 p. 3-10 Whirlpool and Stagnant Waters
Oct. 17, 2016 p. 10-17 The Cocoon of Pain
Oct. 24, 2016 p. 17-24 Sysyphus and the Burden of Life
Oct. 31, 2016 p. 24-31 Respondning to Pressure
Nov. 7, 2016 p. 31-45 The Baseboard, Sacrafice and Victims
Nov. 14th p. 45-57 The Promise that is Never Kept, Justice
Nov. 21st p. 57-67 The Talk That Nobody Wants to Hear
Nov. 28th p. 67-71 The Eye of the Hurricane
Dec. 5 p. 75-84 Can Anything Hurt Us?
Dec. 12th p. 84-93 The Subject-Object Problem
Dec. 19th p. 93-103 Integration, The Tomato Fighters
Dec. 20th~Jan 1st Holiday Break (no book club)
Jan. 2nd, 2017 p. [masked] Do Not Judge
Jan. 9th, 2017 p. [masked] Preparing the Ground, Experiences and Experiencing
Jan. 16th p. [masked] (MLK Jr Day), Icy Couch
Jan. 23rd, 2017 p. [masked] Melting Ice Cubes
Jan. 30th, 2017 p. [masked] The Paradox of Awareness
Feb. 6th, 2017 p. [masked] Coming to Our Senses
Feb. 13th, 2017 p. [masked] Attention Means Attention, False Generalization
Feb. 20th, 2017 p. [masked] Listening to the Body, The Six Stages of Practice
Feb. 27th, 2017 p. [masked] Curiosity and Obsession
Mar. 6th, 2017 p. [masked] Transformation, The Natural Man
Mar. 13th, 2017 p. [masked] The Fall, The Sound of the Dove--& A Critical Voice
Mar. 20th, 2017 p. [masked] Joy, Chaos and Wonder
Mar. 27th, 2017 p. [masked] From Dharma to No Dharma
April 3rd, 2017 p. [masked] Dorothy and the Locked Door
April 10th, 2017 p[masked] Wandering in the Desert, Practice is Giving
Please let us know if you have any questions.