On December 5th we welcome Seido Ray Ronci for his talk- Words and The Stories We Tell: How Our Narratives Shape Reality. He will discuss the role of Zen practice, particularly zazen, in dismantling the limiting narratives that shape our culture and our personal lives. Included in the discussion are Bodhidharma’s three poisons: greed, anger, and delusion, and Sengstan’s Verses On the Faith Mind.
Seido Ray Ronci began his training with Sasaki Roshi at Mt. Baldy in the late 1970s. He was ordained at Bodhi Manda in the fall of 2000, and has been the caretaker of Hokoku-An Zendo since the spring of 2001. Seido is a Teaching Professor Emeritus at the University of Missouri in Columbia, where he taught literature and critical theory for over 20 years and was faculty advisor for the MU Buddhist Association.