A whole book – read for you, chapter after chapter!

Monika Winkelmann is reading the Book “What is Zen – Plain Talk by a Beginner‘s Mind“, written by Norman Fischer and Susan Moon, chapter by chapter, each one in YouTube Format. The project was planned as an interactive study-project, but at least the first readings were just life-streamed and some listened to it.

Relax and close your eyes. Or cut the vegetables or whatever mechanical work can be well combined with some intense listening: Enjoy the smart questions, asked by Susan Moon and Norman Fischer’s clear and yet down-to-earth-answers, you were perhaps waiting for or you need some deepening of your understanding.

Susan Moon Sensei is book-author, leading writing workshops, writer and was an editor.

Norman Fischer Roshi is the former Abbot of San Francisco Zen Center, founder of everdayzen foundation (www.everydayzen.org), co-founder of Makor-Or, a Jewish Meditation Center. He is poet and book-author.

Monika Winkelmann is lay-ordained (Jukai) in the Zen Peacemaker Order and in Rinzai-Lineage. Studying with everydayzen Sangha. Meditation-teacher, poetry-therapist.

 

Book-Readings: Saturdays, 4-5pm MET (s. Termine)

 

Videos:

0 Preface by Norman Fischer, Introduction by Susan Moon

16.01.2021

Book Study Group "What is Zen? Plain Talk for a Beginner's Mind." Introduction, 16.01.2021
Book Study Group "What is Zen? Plain Talk for a Beginner's Mind." Introduction, 16.01.2021

1. What‘s the point

23.01.2021

Book Study Group "What is Zen? Plain Talk for a Beginner's Mind." Chapter 1, 23.01.2021
Book Study Group "What is Zen? Plain Talk for a Beginner's Mind." Chapter 1, 23.01.2021

 

2. Zazen

30.01.2021

Book Study Group "What is Zen? Plain Talk for a Beginner's Mind." Chapter 2, 30.01.2021
Book Study Group "What is Zen? Plain Talk for a Beginner's Mind." Chapter 2, 30.01.2021

3. Form and Ritual

06.02.2021

Book Study Group "What is Zen? Plain Talk for a Beginner's Mind." Chapter 3, 06.02.2021
Book Study Group "What is Zen? Plain Talk for a Beginner's Mind." Chapter 3, 06.02.2021

4. Awakening

23.02.2021

Book Study Group "What is Zen? Plain Talk for a Beginner's Mind." Chapter 4, 13.02.2021
Book Study Group "What is Zen? Plain Talk for a Beginner's Mind." Chapter 4, 13.02.2021

5. History

20.02.2021

Book Study Group "What is Zen? Plain Talk for a Beginner's Mind." Chapter 5, 20.02.2021
Book Study Group "What is Zen? Plain Talk for a Beginner's Mind." Chapter 5, 20.02.2021

6. Beliefs and Ethics

27.02.2021, Part 1 (p.59-67)

Book Study Group "What is Zen? Plain Talk for a Beginner's Mind." Chapter 6, Part 1, 27.02.2021
Book Study Group "What is Zen? Plain Talk for a Beginner's Mind." Chapter 6, Part 1, 27.02.2021

06.03.2021, Part 2 (p. 68ff.)

Book Study Group "What is Zen? Plain Talk for a Beginner's Mind." Chapter 6 Part 2, 06.03.2021
Book Study Group "What is Zen? Plain Talk for a Beginner's Mind." Chapter 6 Part 2, 06.03.2021

7. Teachings

06.04.2021, (p. 77ff., re-recording)

Book Study Group "What is Zen? Plain Talk for a Beginner's Mind." Chapter 7, 06.04.2021
Book Study Group "What is Zen? Plain Talk for a Beginner's Mind." Chapter 7, 06.04.2021

8. Teachers

27.03.2021, Part 1 (p. 89-100)

Book Study Group "What is Zen? Plain Talk for a Beginner's Mind." Chapter 8 Part 1, 27.03.2021
Book Study Group "What is Zen? Plain Talk for a Beginner's Mind." Chapter 8 Part 1, 27.03.2021

03.04.2021, Part 2, (p. 100ff.)

Book Study Group "What is Zen? Plain Talk for a Beginner's Mind." Chapter 8 Part 2, 03.04.2021
Book Study Group "What is Zen? Plain Talk for a Beginner's Mind." Chapter 8 Part 2, 03.04.2021

9. Stages of Practice

 

10. Over the Long Haul

 

11. Sangha

12. Everday Life and Everyday Relationships

13. Zen and Art

14. Saving all Sentient Beings