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Practice Period: The Five Ranks


  • Dragons Leap 2100 20th Ave San Francisco, CA 94117 USA (map)

One Day Sit: October 14

First Day of Class: October 21

One Day Sit: November 18

Sesshin: December 5-9

Shuso Ceremony: December 9 at 2:30pm

Evening Zazen: Wednesdays at 5:50pm

Recommended Reading:

Dongshan’s Five Ranks: Keys to Enlightenmentby Ross Bolleter

Just This Is It: Dongshan and the Practice of Suchnessby Taigen Dan Leighton

The Zen Koan by Isshu Miura and Ruth Fuller Sasaki

·   Part Two, Section 7: The Goi Koans

The Golden Age of Zen by John C. H. Wu

·   Chapter 11: Lin-chi I-hsuan, Founder of the Lin-chi House

Zen Training: Methods and Philosophyby Katsuki Sekida

· Chapter 17: Stages of Zen Training

Sitting with Koans edited by John Daido Loori

·   Five Houses of Zen, Tsao-Tung: “The Five Ranks”

The Record of Tung-shan by William Powell

·   Introduction: The Five Ranks

Earlier Event: September 2
Dharma Talk with Dairyu Michael Wenger