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Wisdom Center of Santa Cruz presents the film...

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To study the way of enlightenment is to study the self.
To study the self is to forget the self.
To forget the self is to be actualized by myriad things.
When actualized by myriad things, your body and mind
as well as the bodies and minds of others drop away.
—Dogen

ZEN

Friday, March 15th, 2024
6 pm pacific

ZEN is the inspiring true story of Eihei Dogen, the great 13th century Japanese Buddhist master. Dogen studied in China and established a monastic practice which emphasizes sitting meditation; he is regarded as the founder of the Soto school of Zen.

Born in 1200, orphaned at eight, and initiated as a monk at age fourteen, Dogen led a renaissance in practice and doctrine in Japan, and his Zen is the practical implementation of the principle of non-duality. Two key points are: there is no gap between practice and enlightenment; and, right behavior in daily life is Buddhism itself.

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