Filtering by: Zen

to Oct 13

The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path, Retreat at the Garrison Institute

Join poet Norman Fischer and novelist Ruth Ozeki for a unique writing retreat based in Zen meditation, deep wisdom, and the path toward the greater good. Both teachers are Zen priests, and the retreat itself will consist of workshops, feedback, and time apart for solitary reflection and work. All levels of meditators and writers are welcome.

For more information and registration details, please visit The Garrison Institute website.

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to Nov 16

Putting Pen to Palm Leaf: Buddhism and Contemporary Literature Series

This series will bring four eminent writers whose work explores or is inflected by themes deriving from Buddhism to Smith and the Five Colleges for one to two week visits to share their ideas and practice with our students, faculty and the wider community.

Each visitor will stay for one to two weeks and each will:

  • Present a public lecture;

  • Give a public reading from her or his writing;

  • Offer a faculty session of a Smith College Kahn Liberal Arts Institute short-term project to be distributed over the four visits;

  • Offer a student seminar, with credit available to students who participate in all four classes with visiting writers and some supplementary sessions and who register for a Buddhist Studies Program special studies course;

  • Present work at a meeting of the Five College Buddhist Studies Faculty Seminar;

  • Make class visits.

*Public Reading at Amherst College, Workshops & Seminars at Amherst College

Wednesday, November 7, 7:30 p.m., public reading from her work, Frost Library, CHI Think Tank, Amherst College 
Saturday, November 10, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m., faculty seminar/workshop, Kahn Institute.
Monday, November 12, 5 p.m., public lecture, Seelye 201: "The Contemplative "I": Zen and the Art of Autobiographical Fiction"
Wednesday, November 14, 7–9 p.m., student seminar, Dewey Common
Thursday, November 15, 5:30–7 p.m., Five College Buddhist Studies Faculty Seminar, Philosophy Lounge, Dewey

For more information, please visit Smith College Buddhist Studies page.

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to Sep 16

Zen Studies Society's 50th Anniversary Celebration of New York Zendo Shobo-ji: Reading, Dialogue with Larry Shainberg, & Signing

A full weekend of events celebrating this historic milestone. Activities will include talks by two Zen Masters visiting from Japan, a keynote address by noted astrophysicist Adam Frank, readings by authors Ruth Ozeki and Larry Shainberg, and an all-day sit. An exhibit of important historical documents related to ZSS and the establishment of Zen in America will also be on view.

Ruth Ozeki's event will be held on Saturday 9/15 at 2:00 PM.

For full schedule, more information, and tickets, please click here.

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