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Time: March 8, 2021 at 3pm to December 6, 2021 at 6pm
Location: On-line
Event Type: transmission, teaching
Organized By: Jisshas ,
Latest Activity: Mar 5

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Dharmavidya & Tineke Osterloh

An initiation into "dark side teachings" based on the book Dark Side of the Mirror a translation of and commentary upon the text Genjo Koan by Dogen Zenji. Three hours per week.  Participants should be fully committed to attendance and have read the book before commencing the course. The mirror teachings bring together Pureland and Zen with some practices from other schools as this teaching reaches the core of the Buddhist message.  

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

First Series - now fully booked / waiting list
Programme 15.00-18.00 (Rome time zone)
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 - now fully booked / waiting list

15.00-18.00 (Rome)
September 11, 12, 13, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; December 4, 5, 6.

Content as in Series One; Full details:

Third Series - places available

10.00-13.00 (Rome)
This series has the same dates as the second series

Content as per Series one and two.

These programmes are based on the book
The Dark Side of the Mirror: Forgetting the self in Dogen's Genjo Koan

Participants should read the book before joining the course.

Apply to Jisshas <>, If there is a place you can then get a ticket at

TO APPLY: If you are keen to follow these teachings please write  to:
If there is a place you can then get a ticket at
There is no charge for the teaching, but dana donations are possible.

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Comment by Andrea Bergström on February 9, 2021 at 13:31

How wonderful, that there is a third series coming in september!

Comment by David Brazier on December 28, 2020 at 16:04

This programme is now almost fully booked.  If you can't get a place this time, we can put you on a waiting list in case the programme is repeated at a future date.

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