Dogen’s Explorations of Reality
Sky Flowers, Deep Time, and Flowing Mountains
A Three-part Telecourse
With Taigen Dan Leighton
Author of Zen Questions: Zazen, Dogen, and the Spirit of Creative Inquiry
Hosted by Diane Musho Hamilton
co-founder Two Arrows Zen, Salt Lake City, Utah
Saturdays, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. MDT via Maestroconference — June 22, June 29, July 6
You are warmly invited to join Buddhist scholar, translator, and Zen Dharma Teacher Taigen Dan Leighton for an intimate exploration of five profound and illuminating essays by Eihei Dōgen (1200-1253 C.E.), a world figure in the history of spiritual literature and founder of the Soto school of Zen in Japan.
Taigen’s host for this series is Diane Musho Hamilton, whose love of the Dharma, Buddha, and Sangha have inspired this offering.
This mini telecourse will meet three times, on successive Saturday mornings for a one-hour presentation followed by an opportunity for questions.
Members of Two Arrows Zen and Ancient Dragon Zen Gate are welcome to extend this invitation far and wide to all beings in the Dharma World.
The point of Zen forms and guidelines is not to follow them slavishly, but to use them as lattices around which to entwine our wild true hearts, love, and creativity, at the service of the world of which we are expressions. Such a path is available to us all.
—Taigen Dan Leighton
What I like most essentially is the idea that you come to the cushion to meet your life. To meet your life as fully as you possibly can with all of its complexity, with all of its error, with all of its beauty, with all the radical ways you love what you love in the world, and who you care for. When you come to the cushion and you sit down, it’s basically a gesture of showing up to your entire life. That’s it.
—Diane Musho Hamilton