The Path of Awakening, an Introduction to Zen Buddhism

Tuesday Evenings October Oct 4-25 from 7:00- 8:30 at Zen Center of Pittsburgh
This four week series taught by Rev. Kotoku Crivello is designed to present the basic principles and practices of Zen Buddhism with an emphasis on Soto Zen. The class is intended for those interested in learning about the fundamentals of Zen Buddhism and Zen Practice.

This discussion will include:

What is Zen Buddhism?

  • History and origins
  • Foundational Teachings
  • Principals and Practices
  • What is Zen Training?

What is Zen Training?

What is Soto Zen?

  • The Emphasis on Zazen (Shikantaza)
  • The meaning and importance of forms and rituals
  • Soto Zen Practice in America

Each class will include a brief period of Zen meditation with plenty of time during each class for questions and discussion.
While the class is intended for the beginner anyone is welcome to join the conversation. Registration is required. Seating is limited.