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Dharma Eye
May 2002 Number10

SOTO ZEN EDUCATION CENTER ACTIVITY SCHEDULE
April to October, 2002

DHARMA STUDY GROUP Dates:

On Sundays
May 5, June 9, July 14 (Lecture only at 2:00 PM),
August 4, September 8, and October 20

Place: At Sokoji Temple
1691 Laguna Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
8:00 AM Zazen
Led by: Rev. Shohaku Okumura
Director of Soto Zen Education Center
8:40
Morning Service
9:00
Work period
Text:
Shobogenzo Buddha Nature 9:30
Lecture
Pilgrimage to Eihei-ji for the 750th Anniversary of Dogen Zenji’s Entering Nirvana
~ Tracing Steps of Dogen Zenji and Keizan Zenji ~
2002 is the year of the 750th Anniversary of Dogen Zenji’s Entering Nirvana. At Eihei-ji, the great memorial service has been held every 50 years since the 16th century. Thousands of people will visit Eihei-ji from all over Japan as well as from many countries outside Japan to show their reverence and gratitude to Dogen Zenji.
The Soto Zen Administrative Office and Soto Zen Education Center of North America have planed of group tour to Eihei-ji. We would like to invite you to visit Eihei-ji in the deep mountain in early autumn to reflect on Dogen Zenji’s vow to establish the monastery and his teaching of, "Yearning for the ancient way."
We will also visit the main sites of Dogen Zenji and Keizan Zenji in Kyoto, Fukui, and Ishikawa Prefecture. We believe this will be a very rare opportunity to study the history of the Soto Zen tradition by actually visiting the important places of our founders. Please see the itinerary below.
TOUR PRICE $1,000

Sep. 13-KYOTO ARRIVAL
Meet at International Hotel Kyoto.

Sep. 14 Full-day sightseeing in Kyoto
Visiting Kosho-ji, Cremation place of Dogen Zenji, Kennin-ji and Shisen-do Jozanji.

Sep. 15 KYOTO-MT. HIEI-EIHEI-JI
Visiting Ordination place of Dogen Zenji on Mt. Hiei, Hokyo-ji and staying at Eiheiji.

Sep. 16 EIHEI-JI-KATAYAMAZU
Attending Zazen, Morning Service and Dogen Zenji 750th Memorial Service. Transfer to a ryokan (Japanese Style Hotel) in Katayamazu Spa.

Sep. 17 KATAYAMAZU-NOTO-KANAZAWA
Visiting Soji-ji Soin, Yoko-ji and Daijo-ji. Staying in Kanazawa.

Sep.18 KANAZAWA-KYOTO
Transfer to Kyoto and tour disbands at Kyoto Station.

This price dose not includes airfare to/from Japan. For more information, please contact Soto Zen Education Center.
Deadline of tour registration is May 15th. Please make registration as soon as possible.

 
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