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Friday, March 27, 2020

Mountain Gate Study Center curriculum


Jay Gilbert just wrote: I saw your blogspot about Ananda. I wondered if you can put out a call to see if anyone has a copy of the old Mountain Gate Study Center curriculum. Remember when we has a framework for Study Center classes? Abidharma, Koans: Blue Cliff/Mumonkan, Emptiness. I don't remember the specific categories, but then one class of each category would be offered either at City Center or at GGF each "semester". I rather remember there were 6 categories, but it was so much more comprehensive than any online courses I am seeing, or the current SFZC offerings. Ananda designed it, and I am grateful for getting such a comprehensive grounding in the teachings of the Buddha.

DC - I'm putting out the word looking for it. Thanks Jay. He says he looked for it when he was shuso but that he couldn't find a copy of it anywhere.



Photo from SFZC 1973 Wind Bell article on the new Zen Buddhist Study Center.

I should get all references to Ananda from the Wind Bells and put it on his cuke page, but I found this using cuke's Wind Bell search set up by Peter Ford.