Training Class, San Jose
Training Class is designed for practitioners who dedicate in advancing their Zen meditation to know their true nature.
The class is an on-going 3-session course. The first 2 weeks’ classes meet at 7 pm to 8 pm on Thursdays, started with a lecture on the skills of doubting meditation and Zen concepts, followed by a 25-to-30-minute sitting session, and ended up with a group discussion. The 3rd week’s class is a monthly daylong class on Sundays from 9 am to 4 pm. Training Class is an on-going course. Students are encouraged to take the course continuously to deepen their Zen experience.
Students in Training Class are required to attend the monthly daylong retreat and semiannual 2-day retreats, and recommended to attend the annual 3-or-more-day retreats. Students in Training Class are also required to participate in the Center’s events and operating jobs.
After learning and practicing Zen meditation in the center for 6 months, students may apply for the Disciple Program and join the Club None Class.
We provide tuition-free meditation classes but we do ask that you consider providing a donation. The None Zen Center is run entirely by donations. It is the loving gifts from our teachers, students and friends which create a tuition-free learning environment of Zen meditation, and so is your generosity that surely will pass on the same love to other people.
We recommend a $80 donation for the three session Training Class, but donations of greater and lesser sums are all appreciated. No one will be turned away.
Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com if you are interested in attending the Training Class or Disciple Program.
Training Class, San Jose 2019
Monk Boshan’s Advice for Investigating Zen
No class in January
V1.1.1 A firm determination to break through the arising-ceasing mind
V1.1.4 The most worrisome thing is dwelling in the state of quietude
V1.1.7 Why worry about not being alive?
What I learned from investigating Zen
V1.1.10 Practice a day, progress a day
V1.1.13 What is stillness?
V1.1.16 Drawing inferences, you turn far away from the Way
V1.1.19 When the huatou (doubt) emerges in front of you
V1.1.24 You should not be waiting for enlightenment
V1.1.27 Work on this “don’t-know-how-to-work”!
V1.1.30 As strong as an iron bat
V1.1.33 The most worrisome thing is taking intellectual activities as the efforts of working on Buddhahood
V1.1.36 Use your mind only on one koan
V1.1.39 Do not teach others when you haven’t broken through the doubt
V1.1.42 Investigate the Truth stubbornly and rigidly
V1.1.45 You should not use your intellectual mind to surmise the Truth
V1.1.48 Investigating Zen is not a matter of chanting koan
No class in July
V2.2.6 – V2.2.9
Retreat check in:
Retreat sign out :
Check for the Zen Retreat Kit
Fill the Application Form
V2.3.3 – V2.3.7