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Wisdom Lectures


2017 Dharma Wisdom Talks:
Present Day Reflections on Buddhism 

 SEATTLE TALKS ARE AT WATER MOON DOJO 4231 6th Ave. NW. Seattle, 7-8:30 pm ( NOT NALANDA WEST AS WAS LAST YEAR)

OCTOBER 20 FRIDAY & 22 SUNDAY 

Jan Chozen Bays 

"What is Enlightenment and is it possible in the modern world?" 
 

Jan Chozen Bays, Roshi has studied and practiced Zen Buddhism since 1973. She received Jukai (lay precepts) in 1975 and Tokudo, Priest's Ordination, in 1979 from Taizan Maezumi, Roshi. From 1978 to 1983 she lived at Zen Center of Los Angeles, studying with Maezumi, Roshi and directing the Zen Center's non-profit Medical Clinic. She finished formal koan study in 1983 and she was given Dharma transmission (authorization to teach) that same year. Following the death of Maezumi, Roshi in 1995 she has continued her training with Shodo Harada, Roshi, a Rinzai Zen teacher and the abbot of Sogen-ji monastery in Japan.

Since 1985 Chozen, Roshi has been the teacher for Zen Community of Oregon. In 2002 she helped to found Great Vow Zen Monastery and is the co-abbot. In 2011 she also helped found Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple in Portland, Oregon.

She has published many articles about Zen in the periodicals Tricycle and Buddhadharma. Her first book, Jizo Bodhisattva, Modern Healing and Traditional Buddhist Practice (Tuttle, 2002), has been re-issued in paperback as Jizo Bodhisattva, Guardian of Children, Women and Other Voyagers by Shambhala.  She is the author of How to Train a Wild Elephant: And Other Adventures in Mindfulness (Shambhala, 2011), and Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food (Shambala 2011).

Chozen, Roshi is also pediatrician, mother, and wife.

Chozen Bays will speak on Friday Oct 20 @ Water Moon Dojo 4231 6th Ave. NW. Seattle, 7-8:30 pm 

and Sunday Oct 22 @ Tahoma Zen Monastery 6499 Wahl Road Freeland Whidbey Island 1:00-2:30 pm
 


NOVEMBER 10 FRIDAY & 12 SUNDAY 

Victor Sogen Hori 

Victor Sogen Hori is a Canadian-born scholar of Asian religion, culture, and Buddhist philosophy — Professor Emeritus for the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University. Sogen Hori graduated from Stanford University with a degree in philosophy before ordaining as a Rinzai monk in 1976, spending the following 13 years in training at Daitoku-ji in Kyoto (Rinzai headquarters in Japan). Following his years of training in Japan, in 1990 Sogen returned to his home country of Canada and began his work in academia. In 1993 he joined the staff at the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University. Sogen is (or has been) on the Advisory Council of Enpuku-ji and is a member of the Centre for East Asian Research and the Centre for Medicine Ethics and Law. Sogen serves on the ODZA board of directors. He has authored several books. 

Sogen Hori will speak Friday Nov 10, Seattle at Water Moon 7-8:30 pm 

and Sunday Nov 12, Tahoma Zen Monastery. 1-2:30 pm

{ Volunteers gratefully welcomed before and after each talk to set up and take down chairs }

Cost is $10 at the door, cash or check.
There will be books for sale.
Wisdom Lecture details and lecturer bios here

https://www.tahomazenmonastery.org/our-first-lecture-series/
 
More speakers and biographies at
http://www.tahomazenmonastery.org

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