At our September 7th meeting, we decided to read a book and discuss it at our meeting four weeks from now. The book will be Walpola Ruhala's "What Buddha Taught." Ruhala was a Theravadin monk and has been described as one of the 20th century's pre-eminent Sri Lankan intellectuals. He held a chair in History and Religious Studies at Northwestern University. We will use this excellent survey of Buddha's teachings as a jumping off place. You can get the book at your favorite local bookstore, or on-line.
Next Tuesday night we will delve deeper into the zen instruction to sit mushotoku--without a gaining idea.