Shoryu Bradley @ Austin Zen Center!

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Shoryu Bradley @ Austin Zen Center!

Post by CedarTree » Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:37 pm

*I know this is a Mahayana event in some senses but I also know a lot of Theravada folks (myself included) really appreciate Soto Zen and it's practice. Additionally now that we are seeing some really incredible overlap of efforts and Dharma teaching (Bhikkhu Bodhi living at a Mahayana Monastery, The Chinese Chan tradition of Buddhism donating the land for the well-known Thai Forest Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery, and Ajahn Jayasaro working with Mahayana teachers/groups to build schools) I thought it may be appreciated. :) *

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.

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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.


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Re: Shoryu Bradley @ Austin Zen Center!

Post by CedarTree » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:28 pm

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.

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Re: Shoryu Bradley @ Austin Zen Center!

Post by bodom » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:05 pm

Wish I would have seen this post earlier. I am in San Antonio and would have made the trip. I am a regular at the San Antonio Zen center.

:namaste:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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Re: Shoryu Bradley @ Austin Zen Center!

Post by CedarTree » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:30 pm

bodom wrote:Wish I would have seen this post earlier. I am in San Antonio and would have made the trip. I am a regular at the San Antonio Zen center.

:namaste:
bodom could you get any cooler.

the answer is no your the coolest lol :namaste:


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Re: Shoryu Bradley @ Austin Zen Center!

Post by bodom » Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:56 am

CedarTree wrote:
bodom wrote:Wish I would have seen this post earlier. I am in San Antonio and would have made the trip. I am a regular at the San Antonio Zen center.

:namaste:
bodom could you get any cooler.

the answer is no your the coolest lol :namaste:
Lol thank you I try. Soto Zen will always hold a special place in my heart especially the teachings of Shunryu Suzuki which the San Antonio Zen center is founded upon.

:namaste:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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