A Zen Practice for Enlightenment with John Cianciosi @ Theosophical Society in America, Wheaton [21 September]

A Zen Practice for Enlightenment with John Cianciosi

19:00 - 20:30

 Facebook event page
Theosophical Society in America
1926 N Main St, Wheaton, Illinois 60187
The Ten Ox Herding Pictures are a series of images with accompanying poems, and are amongst the most beloved pictures in Zen Buddhism. They have been the source of endless commentary and inspiration in Zen since at least the 12th century. These ox herding images are emblematic of the spiritual path to enlightenment. Each image represents a phase of the practice, beginning with a seeker looking for the mind, represented by the ox, and trying to realize an enlightened mind. He then searches for the ox, finds it, and struggles with it. He traps it, tames it, and rides away serenely on it, until there is complete emptiness. We will view the Ten Ox-Herding Pictures and discuss how to use them on the path to enlightenment.

John Cianciosi, a student of the late Venerable Ajahn Chah, was ordained a Buddhist monk in 1972 and served as spiritual director of monasteries in Thailand and Australia. He is the author of The Meditative Path (Quest Books) and is currently the director of Public Programs at the Theosophical Society in Wheaton.

This event will be livestreamed on Facebook so you can watch from anywhere!
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

Upcoming events @ Theosophical Society in America:

Note - Changed Talk! Uncovering the Lost Tomb of Osiris
Theosophical Society in America
Interfaith Prayers for Peace - Free Event!
Theosophical Society in America
A Turkish Musical and Cultural Immersion! Dinner and Concert
Theosophical Society in America
Weekend Meditation Retreat with Bhante Sujatha!
Theosophical Society in America
Free Dr. Eben Alexander Book Signing Event!
Theosophical Society in America

The most anticipated events in Chicago :

Halloween Fireworks presented by Miller Lite
Navy Pier
MCA Talk: Chance The Rapper
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Sweetest Day Comedy Jam
Arie Crown Theater
The Devil in the White City Tour
The Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center
Marc Anthony
Allstate Arena
Lake/McHenry Ghost Adventure
Chicago Hauntings Tours
Chicago, IL, United States
Trevor Noah - Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
The Chicago Theatre
JAY-Z - 4:44 Tour
United Center
Chicago Tequila & Sangria Festival
Joe's Bar
The most popular events in your news feed!