Bahai Forums

Go Back   Baha'i Forums > Baha'i Forums > Interfaith

Interfaith Interfaith discussion for different religious traditions


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-22-2017, 11:13 AM   #1
Member
 
CedarTree's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2017
From: Canada
Posts: 38
Shoryu Bradley @ Austin Zen Center!

*I have found that many on the forum seem to love the Buddha's teaching and incorporate meditation into their spiritual development/practice, I am posting this as some may find benefit and also Buddhism and in particular Zen is not a missionary faith. Your Bahai faith is welcome *

Shoryu Bradley, Abbot of Gyobutsuji Zen Monastery will be coming to Austin Zen Center Saturday August 5th, 2017 from 1pm – 5pm!

Shoryu Bradley is the student of the famous Dogen scholar Shōhaku Okumura. Gyobutsuji Zen Monastery is aimed at mirroring the famous Antaiji of Zen practice in Japan here in the U.S.

If you are in the Southern United States I highly recommend you make the trip. It is rare to find a teacher who lives an off-the-grid lifestyle in a remote monastery and the practice is one devoted to a life centered and live around Zazen.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Nurturing Our Faith: The Deep Teachings of Everyday Experience

An AZC Workshop with Shoryu Bradley

Faith is the basis of the Path
– Avatamsaka Sutra

For some of us the word “faith” may carry some negative associations with blind belief, credulity, or even religious indoctrination. In Buddhism, however, faith in the healing power of practice can be seen as a seed we can nurture with our personal experience:

Faith is the seed, practice the rain,
And wisdom is my yoke and plough.
Modesty's the pole, mind the strap,
Mindfulness my ploughshare and goad.
– Kasibharadvaja Sutta

In this workshop participants will explore how viewing common, everyday experience in the light of Buddhist teachings can deepen one's faith in practice. It will be an afternoon of group activities, individual exercises, and group reflections. Attendance is open to all levels of practice experience. Please feel free to join even if you attended the “To Study the Self” workshop offered by Shoryu in 2013; the format will be similar but the exercises will be different.

Shoryu will also be giving the Dharma Talk at AZC at 10:15, by donation only.

Shoryu Bradley was ordained in the Soto Zen Buddhist tradition in 2002 by Seirin Barbara Kohn at Austin Zen Center. In 2004 he began his studies at Sanshinji in Bloomington, Indiana, with Shohaku Okumura Roshi and received Dharma Transmission from him in 2010. He also trained at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center and with the Japanese Soto Zen organization, Sotoshu Shumucho.
 
Join Baha'i Forums


Welcome to Baha'i Forums, an open Baha'i Faith community! We welcome everyone and the community is free to join so register today and become part of the Baha'i Forums family!


Old 08-04-2017, 10:40 AM   #2
Member
 
CedarTree's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2017
From: Canada
Posts: 38
Heads up to everyone that this event is tomorrow, if you are in and or near enough to make the trip I highly recommend it.

Very deeply practiced teacher who was trained by one of the best modern Dogen scholars in the world. Extremely respected lineage.

 
Old 08-05-2017, 03:04 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Earth's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2012
From: Earth
Posts: 160
Greetings CedarTree,

I am afraid that I am not in the U.S. at this time, but may I wish you a wonderful and enlightening time with Shoryu Bradley in Austin.

One of my favourite western Zen Buddhists was Alan Watts. You can still listen to his presentations today because they have been preserved. This presentation might warm you up for tomorrow:

What is Wrong with the World?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_LXiSPpfM54

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NCv32GAUG7w

Enjoy!

Earth
 
Old 08-05-2017, 08:55 AM   #4
Member
 
CedarTree's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2017
From: Canada
Posts: 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by Earth View Post
Greetings CedarTree,

I am afraid that I am not in the U.S. at this time, but may I wish you a wonderful and enlightening time with Shoryu Bradley in Austin.

One of my favourite western Zen Buddhists was Alan Watts. You can still listen to his presentations today because they have been preserved. This presentation might warm you up for tomorrow:

What is Wrong with the World?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_LXiSPpfM54

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NCv32GAUG7w

Enjoy!

Earth

Thank you for the kind words Earth, yes Alan Watts was I think an entry point for many young and middle aged Buddhists
 
Reply

  Baha'i Forums > Baha'i Forums > Interfaith

Tags
austin, bradley, center, shoryu, zen



Thread Tools
Display Modes



Facebook @bahaiforums RSS


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2006 - 2017 Bahai Forums. All rights reserved.