ONLINE CLASS: Ruth Ozeki and Issan Dorsey: American Zen Teachers Probe Spiritual Edges (23102)

Four Wednesdays: November 29, and December 6, 13, 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET Online

Price: 
$130 per person (10% off for members)

Meditation Practices and Discussion. This live class will be recorded and available for later viewing.

In A Tale for the Time Being, shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize, Ruth Ozeki takes us on a breathtaking, worldly romp. Her novel heartwarms and heartbreaks, all the more so because she intertwines her novel with her own vivid personal life details. She applies a novelist’s skills in a deep and wide exploration of Buddhist teachings. In David Schneider’s biography Street Zen: The Life & Work of Issan Dorsey, Schneider guides us through Dorsey’s life as a drag queen, drug addict, and prostitute into Dorsey’s work as the Founding Buddhist Abbot of a hospice AIDS patient center. Roshi Joan Halifax calls Dorsey “…an extraordinary man, unlike anyone I have ever known, whose life was full of strangeness, simplicity, and grace.” Ozeki and Dorsey both use the material of their unconventional lives as fuel for awakening. 

Four Wednesdays: November 29, and December 6, 13, 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET Online

Required Reading:

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki (9780143124870)

Street Zen: The Life and Work of Issan Dorsey by David Schneider (9781611808476)

Jerry Webster, Ph. D., (Curriculum and Instruction, University of Maryland) has taught numerous courses in literature for the University of Maryland and in multiculturalism for Montgomery County Public Schools (MD). He taught English full-time in public school systems for forty years. He served as the Shastri, or head teacher, for the Shambhala Buddhist Center in Washington, D.C. for 10 years until he retired in 2020. He teaches regularly for Politics & Prose Bookstore, as well as the Johns Hopkins Odyssey Program, Frederick Community College ILR Program, and Washington College (MD).  

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

$130.00
SKU: 9787000012394
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A Tale for the Time Being: A Novel By Ruth Ozeki Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780143124870
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Penguin Books - December 31st, 2013

Street Zen: The Life and Work of Issan Dorsey By David Schneider Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781611808476
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Published: Shambhala - June 9th, 2020