Sunday Zazen + Dharma Talk

  • Jikoji Zen Center 12100 Skyline Blvd Los Gatos, CA 95033

The Sunday program at Jikoji Zen Center begins with Zazen at 10 am, and includes two periods of zazen and a dharma talk, followed by a social lunch.  I'll be giving the dharma talk on the topic of "Dharma Programmers":

We can look at what has been handed down to us through the various Buddhist traditions are "repositories of wisdom"--collections of instructions and programs that when run lead to particular results.  Looking at the traditions in this way enables us to have a unique conversation about what it means to practice in the 21st century.  It also shines a new light on the function of tradition and what new forms might emerge from of this mindset.  If as media theorist Douglas Rushkoff suggests we can either "program or be programmed" then as dharma practitioners we might be better served understanding ourselves as dharma programmers.

Sunday Program Schedule

10:00 a.m. Sitting Meditation
10:40 Walking Meditation
10:50 Sitting Meditation
11:30 Service
11:40 Talk
12:30 p.m. Social Lunch