Course Description

Satsang is a Sanskrit term that comes from sat meaning "true" and sangha meaning "community." It's about gathering together to be with truth, and with each other. 

While the vast majority of zen is a solo practice, shared experience, group intention, and community support also play a role.

This "course" is actually an archive of zen talks offered live to Clear and Open Members. These talks provide ongoing support and guidance for those on a meditation path as taught in Meditation For Awakening. To learn more about becoming a member click here.

Satsang typically begin with about ten minutes of meditation/inquiry, then a talk, and then Q&A, time permitting. Members are encouraged to email their questions in advance so they can be considered for the topic of satsang.

Josef Shapiro

Since I first trained as business coach at EMyth in 2002, I’ve been a change agent for thousands of business leaders and managers. For five years I was the primary curriculum developer for EMyth and developed and oversaw the training of its coaches. Coaching is a fast-growing industry, but it also very young. I think we can do better. For me, it’s an unsolved puzzle and the needless suffering inside workplaces around the world hangs in the balance. It affects us all. Learn more about Clear and Open.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Q2 2021

    • 4.6.21 The Nature of Individuated Soul and the Negativization of Self

  • 2

    Q1 2021

    • 1.5.21 The Nature of Intention

    • 1.5.21 The Nature of Intention

    • 2.2.21 There Is Only One

    • 2.2.21 There Is Only One

    • 3.2.21 The Limits of Zen

    • 3.2.21 The Limits of Zen