- August 20, 2019
- 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
- 245 Porter Lake Dr. Springfield, MA 01106
Forest Park Zen Sangha… a weekly Zen sitting group
“To study the Buddha Way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be actualized by myriad things.” Zen Master Dogen wrote this simple description of Zen practice over 800 years ago and it remains a relevant and wonderful doorway to the goal-less practice of Zen. Join us is exploring Zen and Buddhism through sitting meditation, conversation and reading, and sangha (community). We gather to support each other’s practice and in this small way commit to the realization of individual, local, and global compassion and wisdom. To return to Dogen: “Just practice good, do good for others, without thinking of making yourself known so that you may gain reward.”
Everyone is welcome to join and no experience is necessary.
Jin Haeng Kyle Wiswall is an ordained Dharma Teacher in the Korean Seon (Zen) tradition. He attended seminary at his home temple, Still Point in Detroit, MI, and is currently studying in the Chaplaincy Training Program at the Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, NM. He lives in the Forest Park neighborhood of Springfield, MA with his wife and two dogs.