Zen Now: Contemporary Zen Practice (Enlighten Up!)

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How do you practice 'zen' today? What does contemporary Zen practice look like?

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Zen, Now: Contemporary Zen Practice

Most likely, you're not currently living in Japan in a Zen monastery, or in China practicing under the tutelage of a Chan master.  So, what does it mean to practice Zen today?  How do you know if you're really practicing Zen?

Dharma Teachers Qapel and Sensei spent many years practicing Dharma in Japan. Hear from them about the fundamental characteristics of a Zen practice today.

About Enlighten Up

Join Vajrayana Teachers Qapel and Sensei for uncompromising, unflinching and kick-ass dharma classes. Each month they present a new topic. Join online from anywhere in the world.

Please note that registration closes at 2:50pm on Sunday, November 28th.

If you are unable to attend live, you may register as a recording participant. A recording of the session is available for the week following the airing date

Dāna / Generosity

These sessions are offered on the progressive and precious practice of , or generosity. Consciously cultivating dāna practice is a key pillar of our teaching and practice. For more information on the practice of dana we encourage you to visit the Planet Dharma website. We invite you to offer dana, as a pay by the heart model of giving for this class.

If coming with others please register each individual separately.

More about the class: Enlighten Up – Topic: Zen (Part 2)

Helpful Guideliness for Live Video Participants:

- Download the Zoom app if you have not already. - Arrive 10 minutes early so you can be added to the call without disrupting the actual session.- When you are not directly asking your question, make sure you are on mute and not distracting attention in any other way (eating, drinking, moving around etc.).- Have a light source directed towards your face so everyone can see you. Please avoid being backlit.

More details on how to attend, ask questions, and access the recording will be sent you in an Eventbrite Ticket once you have registered. 

May our learnings together be of benefit for all beings. 

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Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat both received lay ordination from Namgyal Rinpoche, and teach and train in the same tradition, emphasizing diverse explorations, self-awareness training and integration, with a focus on awakening in this lifetime.

Planet Dharma is universalist by design, Buddhist by background and humanitarian by nature. Doug and Catherine bring a combined experience of over 50 years of working with individuals and groups to realize transformative change in their lives. Focusing on self-actualization, social responsibility, economic sustainability and environmental integrity, we mentor beings to the greater freedom and compassion that leads to wisdom.

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