Saturday Workshop, February 5 and Sunday Talk, February 6
by Dosho Port at the Zen Buddhist Temple.
Dosho Port began studying Zen in 1977 and is a Soto Zen successor of Dainin Katagiri Roshi. He teaches at Wild Fox Zen in White Bear Township, Minnesota.
Saturday Workshop: Polishing a Mirror to Make a Tile, 10am – 1pm. Cost is $50.
Once Nanyue went to Mazu and said “What are you seeking, sitting there in zazen[meditation]?” Mazu said, “Seeking is making Buddha.” At this point Nanyue took up a tile and began to rub it on a stone. At length Mazu asked, “Master, What are you doing?” Nanyue said, “I’m polishing this to make a mirror.” Mazu said, “how can you produce a mirror by polishing a tile?” Nanyue replied, “How can you make a Buddha by sitting zazen?”
What are you seeking when you meditate? We will start from this old zen tale and examine what we are seeking, and use Dogen’s perspective to tease out what the dialog has to say to us about refining our lives through Buddhist practice.
Sunday Talk: In a World On Fire, Can the Buddhadharma Douse the Flames?
In the 21st century we will face colossal challenges both ecological and economic. We will need plenty of people capable of maintaining a calm, compassionate heart through times of great difficulty and discomfort – a zen-informed revolution of the heart. Come and let’s engage this important issue together. Sunday service starts at 10am and the talk begins at 10:30. By donation.
Zen Buddhist Temple
1214 Packard (at Wells)
Ann Arbor MI 48104