Program Example Mikkyo Zen: How to live in the present moment
Points of Interest
Post secondary institute in the study of practical Zen and Buddhist studies
Students seeking to learn meditation techniques to alleviate stress and increase concentration
Seniors seeking to learn “Mindfulness”
Enhancement of community service strategies
Standard Program Description Through the practice of Mikkyo Zen, students will learn how to best live in the present moment with less stress and less manifestation of the “Three Poisons Cycle” (Anger, Craving and Whinging) the cause of all human suffering. Lectures and discussions will focus on basic Buddhist teachings, and these teachings will be taught through the guidance of an ordained monk or certified instructor. Not only will students be taught Zen techniques, but also spiritual concepts will be taught which will allow students to understand their relationship with the universe. Individual spiritual counseling and guidance is also offered.
Student learning outcomes
Learning and understanding Universal principles as taught through Mikkyo Buddhist principles.
Understanding the Three Poisons (anger, craving and ignorance) in one’s life, and how to lessen or overcome their influence
Understanding and application of Compassion and Gratitude as taught through Mikkyo Buddhist teaching
Learning what Karma and Fate are
Ten levels of Mind
Learning the above outcomes will assist students in their own personal self-exploration. Results will always vary depending on each person’s readiness, capability, determination, and fortitude. As these are learned and applied, a person’s perception will gradually begin to shift and his/her world will appear to change with him/her. When one suffers less…spiritually…his or her environment will appear to improve as his or her burden(s) in life seem lighter. Ultimately, as student advances in study and practice, he or she will learn to live in gratitude and humility.
What students can develop Students will be able to comprehend the “now” as the “seed” for tomorrow and as the “fruition” of the past. This will help a student analyze and view himself/herself from a different perspective. A student will be able to live with less stress and less ego
Mikkyo Zen at College of Marin June 2014 - Present
Administration Office 717 Ocean View Ave, San Mateo CA 94401 Phone: 650-762-9066 Fax: 650-525-4145