ZCNYC Sangha Meeting: Noble Path Talk & Paramita Study
with Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei and Ron Hogen Green, Sensei
October 1, 2020
For ZCNYC Sangha Members:
Please join us for the upcoming Temple Sangha Meeting. Beginning with zazen, we’ll then listen to the second Noble Path Talk offered by Oliver Jay Hartman who lives at the Temple, followed by continued exploration of the Paramitas and the first paramita Dana, generosity.
The teachings of the Six Paramitas, qualities of mind of the Bodhisattva, the enlightened being who helps bring others to the other shore, the shore of liberation can be a great resource for us on our path always and especially now.
We can all prepare for our study. Upon registration, you will receive an email with two PDF documents- offered by Dilgo Khyentse, a Tibetan teacher and another by Master Sheng Yen a Chan teacher.
We also want to encourage everyone participating in our sessions to find texts and study materials on your own as it will help broaden our conversations. This self-guided exploration is a very important aspect of learning to study the Dharma teachings in that we each make it personal and find materials that deepen our understanding. We can then bring in our quest and question together.
To prepare, we encourage you to familiarize yourself by reading and taking notes regarding to the Paramitas, with particular focus on the first one: Dana.
Participation in the previous meeting is not required.
A few notable Book Resources
The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion (volume 2), By Chogyam Trungpa
The Way of the Bodhisattva by Alan Wallace. Shäntideva’s classic and highly readable text on the Bodhisattva path is in essence an exploration of putting the paramitas into practice
No Time to Lose by Pema Chodron
Practice of Perfection by Aiken Roshi
Entering the Buddha Mind by Reb Anderson
Deep Hope by Diane Eshin Rizzetto
Your registration confirmation will include a link to the Zoom session.
Upcoming Temple Sangha Meetings: October 29th, November 12th
A Zen priest, Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei received transmission of the Precepts from Daido Roshi, who began the process in 2009, and from Shugen Roshi, who completed the transmission in 2012. In 2017, she received full dharma transmission from Shugen Roshi. She currently serves as MRO Director of Training and co-Director of the Zen Center of NYC. Before entering the Monastery in 1990, Hojin Sensei studied fine art and trained under legendary ceramicist Toshiku Takaezu, among others. Over the years she has taught drawing, ceramics, and painting, and continues to teach on the creative process within the Mountains and Rivers Order.
Learn more about Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei
Hogen Sensei has been engaged in formal Zen practice since 1978, and was in residential training at the Monastery for twelve years before returning to lay life in 2007. He shares his time between the Zen Center of NYC and rural Pennsylvania, where he lives with his family. Hogen received dharma transmission from Shugen Roshi in 2016.
Learn more about Ron Hogen Green, Sensei