Dear Leaf Community,
This coming Saturday, July 5th, at 9PM Brazil Time (that is New York 8pm, Los Angeles 5pm Saturday night, London 1am and Paris 2am early Sunday morning) we are pleased to welcome MONJA ISSHIN HAVENS from the Jisui Zendô in Brazil, to lead us in Zazenkai.
IT'S THE WORLD CUP OF ZAZEN!
Isshin says that she likes to keep flexible on schedules during her sitting, but the Zazenkai should be about 90 minutes to 2 hours long, and the schedule about like this:Isshin Havens began her training in the Soto Zen tradition at the Busshinji Temple in São Paulo, Brazil, receiving monastic ordination from Coen Souza, Sensei. She realized four years of training at the Women’s Monastery in Nagoya, Japan (Aichi Senmon Nisôdô), where she performed Dharma Combat under the guidance of Aoyama Shundô Roshi, abbess of this monastery.
After one year advanced training in the US (Zen Center of Los Angeles and Zen Mountain Monastery in Mount Tremper, New York, under the guidance of Egyoku Nakao Roshi and Daido Loori Roshi respectively), she returned to Brazil where she spent one year as assistant to Coen Sensei (Zendo Brasil, Sao Paulo) before moving to Porto Alegre to lead practice groups in that city in the south of Brazil.
She received Dharma Transmission from the Master Baika (Buddhist Hymm Singing) Teacher, Shûki Onoda Roshi (Abbot of Ryûzô-ji in the city of Tsuruoka, Yamagata-ken, Japan) and performed Zuise ceremonies at the head temples Eihei-ji and Sojiji.
She is Resident Teacher at Jisui Zendô (Sanga Águas da Compaixão – Sangha Waters of Compassion) and affiliated sanghas. She is a collaborating member of the Colegiado Buddhista Brasileiro, Collaborating Lecturer for UnipazSul and Speaker for the Universidade Falada.. Leads Zen retreats, as well as Rakusu Sewing Retreats, and teaches Baika. She published one book “A Vida Compassiva: Compaixão”, as part of a proposed series of six, as well as several magazine articles. Isshin is a Kokusai Fukyoshi (International Missionary) for the Soto Shu (Soto School) of Japan.
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00:00 – 00:15 GREETING & CEREMONY (HEART SUTRA in JAPANESE) led by Monja Isshin
00:15 – 00:45 ZAZEN
00:45 – 00:55 KINHIN
00:55 – 01:25 Talk on Master Dogen's Shobogenzo Bodaisatta Shisho-Ho
01:25 – 01:45(?) Question & Answer Period, and Final Greetings
The talk will be inspired by Master Dogen's Shobogenzo Bodaisatta Shisho-Ho (POSTED BELOW IN THIS THREAD). Monja Isshin requests all attendees to read it before the Zazenkai.
If you would like to attend AND CAN COMMIT TO ATTENDING, please PM or E-MAIL to JUNDO to say so. We only have 8 seats available for the TWO-WAY GOOGLE+ HANGOUT, so I apologize if not everyone who wishes can be seated, and for asking for a commitment to attend. HOWEVER, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE ALL SEATS FULL ON THAT DAY. Of course, everyone who wishes will be able to sit "one-way" at the screen below. If you cannot join us live, FEAR NOT, as the entire event will be recorded and available for all to sit at any time thereafter.
LIVE ZAZENKAI NETCAST at GOOGLE+ IS HERE:
CLICK ON THE TAB ON LOWER RIGHT FOR 'FULL SCREEN
So, BEM-VINDO A MONJA ISSHIN!
PS - This will be in place of our usual monthly Zazenkai this weekend!
PPS - We apologize for the time for folks in Europe. Isshin's schedule is very very tight most mornings.