Zenju Randall Fox, an experienced student of Zentatsu Baker Roshi, will offer an informal introduction to Zen practice at 9:00 a.m., at the Briar Rose Bed and Breakfast, 2151 Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder. Just come in the front door and ask any of the Briar Rose staff to help you find the zendo (meditation room). The session will last until 10:30 or 11:00 a.m., depending on the group, and how many questions people bring. This event will provide an introduction to Zen practice and ritual, and provide plenty of opportunity for discussion and questions. The event is free and open to everyone – donations to the Boulder Zen Center will be accepted. Please contact Randy via email (jrandallfox ‘at’ gmail.com) if you have any questions.
Soto Zen teacher Ben Connelly will discuss his new book, Inside Vasubandhu’s Yogacara, in place of our regularly scheduled Saturday dharma talk. Afterwards, Mr. Connelly will be available for questions and discussion on the material. Donations collected at this talk will be given to Mr. Connelly.
Ben Connelly’s Inside Vasubandhu’s Yogacara is a practical, down-to-earth guide to Vasubandhu’s classic work “Thirty Verses of Consciousness Only” that can transform modern life and change how you see the world. Connelly’s warm and wise voice unpacks and contextualizes its wisdom, showing us how we can apply its ancient insights to our own modern lives, to create a life of engaged peace, harmony, compassion, and joy. This is a great introduction to a philosophy, a master, and a work whose influence reverberates throughout modern Buddhism.
Ben Connelly is a Soto Zen teacher and Dharma heir in the Katagiri lineage. He teaches at Minnesota Zen Meditation Center. Ben is also a professional musician and teaches mindfulness in a wide variety of secular contexts. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.