Our text for study this fall is “Branching Streams Flow in The Darkness: Zen Talks on the Sandokai” by Shunryu Suzuki. This book provides commentary on the Sandokai, also called “The Harmony of Difference of Sameness”, a poem written by 8th century Zen Master Sekito Kisen. He is also the author of “Song of the Grass Hut”. The Sandokai is chanted in Zen temples all over the world. It is not necessary to read the book ahead of time. A portion of the book will be read together and discussed.