A Wandering Story of Kyoto’s Rinzai Zen Temples
Every Tuesday and Thursday evening, March 5-28, 2019 (except for Tuesday, March 19)
Albuquerque Zen Center
This is a month-long course offered at the Albuquerque Zen Center by Christopher Mead on the history and architecture of the Rinzai Zen temples in Kyoto, Japan.
Each Tuesday and Thursday evening will start with 30 minutes of zazen (seated meditation) in the AZC Zendō, followed by a slide presentation of 30-45 minutes in the AZC meeting room. There will be time for questions and discussion.
A handout of key dates, temples, and terms will be provided. There is no required text though Martin Collcutt’s Five Mountains is recommended reading; copies of this book can be checked out from the AZC library.
This course is a good way for both beginners and experienced members of the AZC Sangha to deepen their practice by seeing where and how Zen has been practiced in Japan.
The suggested donation is $30 for AZC members and $45 for non-members. Those who cannot afford this fee and would like a discount should see the AZC abbot, Seiju. No one will be turned away.