The Dark Side Of The Mirror - Forgetting the Self in Dōgen's Genjō Kōan

Transmission of mirror teachings

David Brazier and Tineke Osterloh

The Dark Side Of The Mirror, Dōgen's Genjō Kōan

Dr. David Brazier, Buddhist name Dharmavidya, born 1947 in Britan, is a living Buddhist master. He has studied all the major branches of Buddhism and is extensively accomplished in its many methods. He is a doctor of philosophy and authority on Buddhist psychology, founder and former head of the Amida Order of Pureland Buddhism and president of the International Zen Therapy Institute. His many writings include a dozen books on Buddhism, psychology and culture and his often unconventional views challenge the seeker to look deeper.


The Dark Side of the Mirror Forgetting the Self in Dōgen's Genjō Kōan

Windhorse Publications

ISBN-13 : 978-1911407256

 

The Transmission of the Mirror Teachings is an initiation into "dark side teachings" based on the book The Dark Side of the Mirror - Forgetting the self in Dogens's Genjo Koan.

The mirror teachings bring together Pureland and Zen with some practices from other schools as this teaching reaches the core of the Buddhist message.

 

Three hours per week.  Participants should be fully committed to attendance and have read the book before commencing the course.

This is a private teaching for a small select group of disciples; a heart to heart transmission of Dogen's text, its meaning and experience. Maximum group size 12 participants.  The sessions will not be recorded. 



THREE TRANSMISSION SERIES

Programme: 16 Sessions of 3 hours.

FIRST SERIES: 8 MARCH - 19 JULY 2021

Time: 15:00 - 18:00 Paris / Berlin Time

This programme is fully booked.

If you have already been approved to join the first cohort, you can get your ticket at https://www.tickettailor.com/events/globalsangha

Part 1 (Three sessions):
Entering Genjo Koan - overview and context:
Life of Dogen, Koans, Yin and yang, The meaning of Genjo Koan.
March 8th, 15th & 22nd
 
(Easter Break)
 
Part 2 (Five sessions):
Buddha Dao & Mirror mind - lines 1-18
Encountering the dark side
April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10
 
(One week break)
 
Part 3 (Five sessions):
Fish, Birds, Firewood and Dewdrops
The satori of everyday life
Lines 19-63
May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21
 
(One week break)
 
Part 4 (Three sessions)
The Way of Heaven: Lines 64-77
The secrets of the heart and the necessity of a fan
July 5, 12, 19 


SECOND SERIES: 11 SEPTEMBER - 6 DECEMBER 2021

Time

15:00 - 18:00 Paris / Berlin Time

 

Dates

September 11th, 12th, 13th (weekend) and 27th;

October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th;

November 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th;

December 4th, 5th, 6th (weekend).

 

Now: 2 places available!

If you are keen to follow these teachings please write to:

jisshas@googlegroups.com

 

Ticket

If you have already been approved to join the second cohort, you can get your ticket at:

https://www.tickettailor.com/events/globalsangha


SECOND SERIES: 11 SEPTEMBER - 6 DECEMBER 2021

Time

10:00 - 13:00 Paris / Berlin Time

 

Dates

September 11th, 12th, 13th (weekend) and 27th;

October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th;

November 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th;

December 4th, 5th, 6th (weekend).

 

Places available. Applications:

If you are keen to follow these teachings please write to:

jisshas@googlegroups.com


MORE INFORMATION

APPLICATION

If you are keen to follow these teachings please write  to: jisshas@googlegroups.com
There is no charge for the teaching, but dana donations are possible.

INTERVIEW

John de Weerdt interviews David Brazier about his book

“The Dark Side of the Mirror: Forgetting the Self in Dōgen’s Genjō Kōan”.