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Zen Club Meeting #11
Oneness

Saturday 20th May 2017
@little Bangkok Meditation Center, Ekkamai


Zen club meets more or less monthly. You don’t need to be experienced – it is for anyone and everyone interested in exploring some of the tenets of Zen Buddhism.

  • 1:30-3:30pm at the little Bangkok Meditation Center, Ekkamai
  • There is no charge for this event, and no need to book in advance.
  • You do not need to take anything along. We’re all ready for you!

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Topic: Oneness
 
After oneness comes twoness.” Woody Allen
 
Please don’t look for Zen in the wrong place. I caution you again and again not to look outside of yourself.” Sekkei Harada 
 
Oneness is a fundamental Zen teaching, yet it is also one of the most misunderstood and often ridiculed teachings of Zen. Closely related terms to oneness are emptiness, suchness, no separation between self and other, and the interconnectedness of everything in the universe. There are also many ideas about oneness in religion and science. How can these vague concepts be so important to Zen? What possible relationship and meaning does oneness have for our daily lives? In this meeting of the Zen Club we will explore what is oneness, how it is a part of daily life, and how it is fundamental to Zen practice. Come with open and inquisitive minds, bring your sense of oneness or twoness with you, and be willing to take a good look at your self. Maybe you can realize oneness in your own life.
 

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About Zen Club:

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The Zen Study club will be a beginners Zen Buddhism study group based around the teachings of historical Zen masters as well as contemporary Zen teachers, including the founder of San Francisco Zen Center, Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, and teachers from this lineage in America.Zen is a branch of Mahayana Buddhism that started in India, then was brought to China about 1500 years ago, where it developed into a distinct school. It then spread to other Asian countries, especially Japan, before arriving in the West in the 20th century.The club will informally explore Zen thought, practice and teachings from the perspectives of Zen sutras, stories, poems, koans (riddles), and teachings from contemporary teachers, that will be taken selectively from a large body of Zen literature. Besides an informal and fun exploration of Zen philosophy, we will incorporate some guidance on the Zen method of meditation, which is the heart of the practice.In addition, we might show videos of dharma talks from the San Francisco Zen Center and other American Zen teachers.Joe, Sid and Reggie will lead the session – all are long time Zen students, and although not formally trained as Buddhist teachers, have had many years of Zen practice and study. They have a strong interest in developing their own Zen Buddhist practice and sharing it with others in Thailand who might not know about Zen and its practical and ancient wisdom. There will be more focus on interaction and group discussion than lectures.They always put in a lot of effort for these meetings – which is well appreciated!The group is open to all who seek a beginners mind approach to an ancient and revitalized Buddhist practice as it applies to contemporary life.

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Location:

‘APARTMENTS’ Little Bangkok Meditation Centre is a 4 minute walk from Ekkamai BTS Station.

Enter Ekkamai (Sukhumvit Soi 63). Turn left into the second soi (lane). Bourbon street restaurant is on the corner. We’re the third building on the right, in the ‘APARTMENTS’ building. Go up to the top floor.

Follow the excellent map – it is very precise!little-bangkok-meditation-center-ekkamai


if you can’t see the map directly above, click here

or if you prefer Google maps click here

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Video Channel for the group is here

facebook group is here


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