Descending into Zen with a Beginner's Mind

Dates: June 23 - July 14, 2021

Meets: W from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Online Zoom

Tuition Fee: $105.00

There are still openings remaining at this time.

Suzuki Roshi writes, "In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's mind there are few." Join in a glide, often a dive, into a plethora of Zen Buddhist practices and teachings - sitting meditation, art, writing, and walking - a virtual playground set designed for beginners and more seasoned veterans alike. Works by lifelong Zen practitioners and teachers, Natalie Goldberg's The True Secret of Writing, and John Tarrant's Bring Me the Rhinoceros and Other Zen Koans That Will Save Your Life, will serve as ordinary, sometimes extraordinary, conveyors on a path for anyone who wants to transform challenging states into experiences of growth. These practices incite one to expand into both a wider spiritual and secular view.


Wed., June 23 - July 14, 7:00-8:30 p.m. EST
Fee: $105.00

Online Zoom

Jerry Webster

Jerry Webster, Ph.D., (Curriculum and Instruction, University of Maryland) has taught numerous courses in literature for the U. of MD and in multiculturalism for Montgomery County Public Schools (MD). He has taught English full-time in public school systems for forty years. He serves as the Shastri, or head teacher, with the Shambhala Buddhist Center in Washington, D.C. This will be the sixth course he has presented for the Johns Hopkins Odyssey Program.
Date Day Time Location
06/23/2021Wednesday7 PM to 8:30 PM Online Zoom
06/30/2021Wednesday7 PM to 8:30 PM Online Zoom
07/07/2021Wednesday7 PM to 8:30 PM Online Zoom
07/14/2021Wednesday7 PM to 8:30 PM Online Zoom


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