Monterey Bay Zen Center presents

Zen Fundamentals
An introduction to the teaching, spirit and practice of
Zen Buddhism


This class will examine some of the essentials of Buddhism, including the core teachings,basic practices, and historical evolution of the tradition. We will also reflect on how these inform our understanding of Soto Zen and our daily practice.

Through meditation, talks and discussion, classes will focus on the major themes and the primary teaching in the Zen School, including Buddha's life and early texts, Four Noble Truths, Three Marks, Eight-fold Path, 12-fold Chain of Causation, fundamental Buddhist psychology, Heart Sutra and wisdom teachings, ethics and compassion, Soto Zen and the teaching of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi.

Instructor: Robert Reese has been practicing Zen since 1986 and is an ordained priest in the lineage of Suzuki Roshi.

August 3rd, 17th 24th
10:30 -- 12 noon
$10 donation per class

Location: The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
4th and Guadalupe, Carmel.
Information: (831) 624-7491, or 920-8303