Mandala Day, Potluck Lunch, Dharma Study

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At 9 a.m., we will have special Mandala Day chanting, as we do on the third Sunday of every month, followed by two periods of zazen and temple caretaking. At 12:30 we’ll gather in the Forman House for a potluck lunch. If you bring a dish to share, please be sure it is vegetarian and to label whether it contains gluten or dairy.

At 1 p.m. we will have Dharma Study discussion in the Forman House and on Zoom. We will read and discuss a passage from Part III of The Platform Sutra: The Zen Teaching of Hui-Neng, translated by Red Pine. All are welcome, and no prior reading is necessary. Copies of the book are available for purchase in the Dharma Hall. Photocopies of this month’s section are provided for those who don’t have their own books. We will start on Section 50.

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Note: June’s Dharma Study will be at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, instead of the usual third Sunday.

When we have finished reading The Platform Sutra in a few months, the next text to be discussed will be the Surangama Sutra, the new translation by Buddhist Text Translation Society, 2017 edition with excerpts from Commentary by Ven. Hsuan Hua. We will arrange for some copies to be available for purchase in the Dharma hall.

Sun, May 19, 2024 - 9:00am - 2:30pm
Zen Center of Syracuse and online via Zoom
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