Online Zen Meditation Session in English: Topic for This Weekend “Now” Sept. 4th/5th

August 31, 2021

Topic of this Weekend: Now
Thank you so much for joining our session last weekend. The theme was “Let’s talk about Zen as a whole again”.
We’ve been discussing about various topics, like Buddhist notions of liberty, freedom, well-being, etc. But like Aristotle said, “the whole is more than the sum of the parts”. We should discussed what Zen is as a whole again.
One thing we talked here was Zen is about questioning what we think as truth or normal, like the existence of “self”. We normally think ourselves as semi-permanent objects (ego). But if we can realize that we are just constantly changing condition (self), how we can see the world.
Also, in Zen, in order to be free, we should accept our limitation as human-beings, like what Zen Master Setsumon Gensho said, “We cannot bend our elbows opposite way.”
This weekend, we would like to discuss about the concept of time in Buddhism, especially “now”. People often say “here and now”. But what does it mean when you say “now”.
If you are interested in please sign up to the online Zen meditation and philosophy session in English this weekend.
September 4th at 1:00 PM HST (Honolulu)
September 4th at 4:00 PM PDT (San Francisco)
September 4th at 7:00 PM EDT (New York)
September 5th at 7:00 AM SGT (Singapore)
September 5th at 8:00 AM JST (Kyoto)
September 5th at 9:00 AM AEDT (Sydney)
September 5th at 11:00 AM NZDT (Auckland)