Sunday Book Discussion

Most Sundays following chant service (except the first Sunday of the month), we enjoy tea and refreshments and informal dialog. The text is a springboard for exploring practice. You do not have to have read the book to participate. Selections may be read aloud. All are welcome.

How to Cook Your Life: From the Zen Kitchen to Enlightenment takes up Dogen Eihei’s “Instructions to the Zen Cook,”  which is his teaching to the head cook of the Zen monastery, and commentary by Kosho Uchiyama. Poetic and practical, “Instructions to the Cook” is about how to discover awakening mind everywhere: in the zendo, in the kitchen, in the living room, or in the board room.

Mar 26 – Chapter 1-2
Apr 9 – Chapter 3-4
Apr 16 – Chapter 5-6
Apr 23 – Chapter 7-8
Apr 30 – Chapter 9-10
May 14 – Chapter 11-12
May 21 – Chapter 13-14