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May Online Zazenkai

May 22, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Please join us on Sunday, May 22 for an online Zazenkai led by Masaki Matsubara Osho, Ph.D, Abbot of Butsumoji Temple in Chiba, Japan and Kendō Hal Roth, Professor of Religious Studies at Brown University and the Director of the Contemplative Studies program. The zazenkai is from 8am-2pm PST and will include zazen, chanting and a dharma talk.

Off-line time will be built into the schedule to allow for meals, work practice at your home, and kinhin.

Suggested Contribution: $25. We know that some people are struggling financially, and we want to make these offerings available to everyone, regardless of ability to pay. If you can afford more, please consider giving at a higher level to help others.

If you need financial support, have any questions or would like more details on the schedule, please contact office@rinzaiji.org

Dr. Masaki Matsubara is an eighteenth generation Zen priest in the Rinzai tradition. Following his Zen monastic training Japan at Heirinji Monastery, Matsubara Osho earned a Ph.D. in Asian Religions from Cornell University with a doctoral dissertation on Zen Master Hakuin. He taught Buddhist Studies, East Asian Languages and Cultures, and Religious Studies at UC Berkeley, and was a fellow at the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford University. Currently, he is a Visiting Scholar at Cornell’s East Asia Program and a Mentor in the Contemplative Studies Initiative at Brown. He travels between the United States and Japan to lead seminars and retreats, and has taught twice in the Sangha Seminars at Mt. Baldy.

Kendō Hal Roth, Ph.D. began practicing Rinzai Zen with Jōshū Sasaki Rōshi in 1969 and was ordained a Zen monk in 1987. Kendō is Professor of Religious Studies at Brown University and the Director of the Contemplative Studies program, the first of its kind in North America. He is the author of six books, including Original Tao: ‘Inward Training’ and the Foundations of Taoist Mysticism, and the editor of Kyōzan Jōshū Rōshi’s only two authorized books, About Tathāgata Zen (2014) and the forthcoming Manifesting Zen: Master Dharma Talks from Mt. Baldy.


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May 22, 2022
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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