Here's the Boulder Bookstore book launch website: https://www.boulderbookstore.net/event/roshi-ilia-shinko-perez-zen-priestess-and-snake A $5 ticket for this virtual event gets you $5 off the price of the book. And here's their Facebook page for the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2516049062025681/ And here's the poster:
Our new mailing address is: PO Box 75, Manotick Main Post Office, Manotick, ON, Canada K4M 1A2 Our e-mail and phone remain the same as before. Shutterstock photo by Tom Gowanlock.
This weekend on Sunday September 27, Roshi Shinko will be delivering the dharma talk for the Zen Life and Meditation Center, Chicago. It will be part of their Sunday Morning Zen. They will be doing a service from 8:30 - 8:55 am (CST) - chanting the Heart Sutra, Identity, and 2 dharanis. Then they have zazen followed by Roshi’s talk which starts at 9:00 am Colorado time (10:00 in Chicago). She will base her talk on her book The Zen Priestess and the Snake. You can join the program at any time before the talk. Here’s the link for Sunday...
Almost ready to go into production on "Kalyāṇamitra: A Model for Buddhist Spiritual Care" by Rev. Monica Sanford. This is a great resource for anybody in or considering entering the field of chaplaincy. We're doing it as two volumes. The first volume covers the theory and we hope to have it available in October 2020. The second volume covers practical applications. We hope to have that available in May 2021.
Dōgen's Mountains and Rivers Sutra has been a central Zen text since its publication in the 13th century. There's a long history here of study and practice. In this latest reflection, SFZC teacher emeritus Zoketsu Norman Fischer's commentary on the sutra is organized as 52 weeks of focused attention by Kuya Minogue, resident teacher at the Creston Zen Centre in British Columbia. Tricycle Magazine recently featured an article about the book, published by Sumeru earlier this year, along with reflections on several other companion books on the same topic. Here's the link: https://tricycle.org/magazine/dogen-mountains-and-rivers/