This course explores the experiential foundations of compassion and how to cultivate it. Each event and each action resonates in our sensitive bodies and minds and asks us to respond appropriately to the circumstances.
'Compassionate Action' is the fourth course in a 4-part series covering the basic teachings with which Buddhism answers our inmost request: transformation, liberation from suffering, wisdom, and compassion.
(all components are optional—you may choose how to participate)
Live and Online
(attend at BZC or via Zoom)
Weekly Dharma Talks (Sat 9:50–10:40am) and Q&A (10:50–11:30am)
Weekly Dharma Dialogue (Wed 7–8:30pm)
Weekend Seminar (Sep 29-Oct 1)
Practice Buddy Meetings
(available in the web portal)
Recordings of all Weekly Dharma Talks and Dharma Dialogues (life-time access)
Daily practice suggestions for all weekly topics (3-5min audio or reading)
Book excerpts from "The Path of Aliveness"
Aligned with Part 4 of Zenki Roshi's book,
"The Path of Aliveness" (Shambhala 2022).
Zenki Roshi’s dharma talks are awesome. He has a wonderful way of bringing Zen teaching to the heart of real life. If you’ve ever wondered how to fully and completely engage with your life, these talks are for you.
Zenki Roshi has a unique aptitude for weaving traditional Zen teachings into contemporary personal and cultural challenges. [He] tactfully uses the exploration of language and anecdotes to eloquently articulate Zen approaches to transformation, realization, wisdom and compassion. What’s more, these teachings are appropriate for the newcomer to Zen practice and the decades-long veteran, alike.
There is nothing aloof or distant about these teachings; they are made personal and relatable by how Zenki Roshi delivers teachings within the context of his own experience as a decades-long practitioner of Zen. I also very much appreciate his precise and concise use of language to point listeners to deeply explore the richness of their own bodily experiences.