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Compass of Zen: Overview of Buddhism

October 7, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm CDT


This is the first in a series of 8 classes based on The Compass of Zen by Zen Master Seung Sahn. In this class we take a broad overview of the Buddhisms that led to Zen: Theravada (called, as was common when this book was written, Hinayana), Mahayana, and Zen. In this class we will be reading and discussing the chapters The Purposes of Buddhism, The Divisions of Buddhism, and The Structure of Buddhism. The class is based on student discussion: each participant will speak for a few minutes on what struck them in the reading and what questions they had, then the teacher will respond, and then there will be a general discussion. In order for everyone to have the opportunity to speak, the class is limited to 15 participants. $15, contact us if you need financial assistance. Registration below. On Zoom.

The classes in this series are semi-independent. You can take one, some, or all of them.


October 7, 2023
10:30 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Kansas Zen Center Event Information

For those joining on Zoom, sign-in registration will be sent before the event.

Publicly available class readings will be announced in the class description. Other notes will be sent to participants before the class.

Retreat schedules and information will be sent to participants the day before the retreat.

To register for an event, fill out the appropriate application. If you have any questions, write to us at kansaszencenter@gmail.com. Please register at least two days before a retreat or class. More information about our retreats can be found here.

Retreats vary in price depending on the length of the retreat. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. If you need retreat fees waived or modified, email us at kansaszencenter@gmail.com before registration. If you cannot sit an entire retreat as scheduled, please email us well in advance to make arrangements. For more information, email us at kansaszencenter@gmail.com.

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