An Introduction to Zen


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Course Code: MZEN Category: Tag:
Start Date: 05/07/2020, 4 meetings
Class Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Open Meadow Zen
Status: Running/Openings


The ancient practice of Zen meditation aims at deeply understanding oneself and being completely mindful, receptive, and present in the moment. In this four week course, you will be introduced to Zen meditation and the Zen teachings of keeping a beginners “Don’t Know Mind.” Through sitting and walking meditation, instructional in-class readings (or Dharma talks), and Kong-an practice, you will learn to connect with the beginner’s mind of compassionate awareness. The Open Meadow Zen Group was founded by Zen Master Bon Haeng (Mark Houghton). Zen Master Bon Haeng is a Dharma heir to Korean Zen Master Seung Sahn, the 78th Patriarch in his line of transmission in the Chogye order of Korean Buddhism, and founder of the Kwan Um School of Zen.


In accordance with the Lexington Public Schools, Lexington Community Education classes, events, and lessons will not take place from (at least) 3/13-5/4/20. Private music lessons and some group adult classes may be able to use online digital platforms in order to continue with lessons and learning when applicable and appropriate to the topic of study.