Talk by Guest Teacher Brook Ziporyn on “Impermanence, Permanence, and Temporality in Tiantai Thought”
Brook Ziporyn is a scholar of ancient and medieval Chinese religion and philosophy, expositor and translator of the most complex philosophical texts and concepts of the Chinese religious traditions. Dr. Ziporyn is a professor at the University of Chicago Divinity School. His books include Emptiness and Omnipresence: An Essential Introduction to Tiantai Buddhism.
6:45 pm: Doors open
7:15 pm: Zen Meditation (zazen)
7:45 pm: Dharma Talk and discussion
8:45 pm: Informal tea and treats
Monday evenings we sit one thirty-five minute period of zen meditation (zazen) and then conduct a brief service in the Soto Zen style which includes the chanting of traditional Zen texts. A Dharma talk and group discussion are followed by informal social tea and treats.