Exploring Individual and Cultural Identity:
Being in Harmony with Open Hearts
Co-sponsored by NalandaWest and the Northwest Dharma Association.
Come and participate in a day-long immersion practice for people of color and their allies. It will be a day of guided meditations, conversation and open dialogues, exploration exercises, directed towards connection and discovery related to looking deeply into individual, cultural identity and bias; facilitated by Rev. Seiho Morris, a Zen priest and monk at the Chobo-Ji Zen Temple on Seattle’s Beacon Hill. There will also be a special guest Dharma talk given by academic, artist, philosopher, author and Buddhist, Charles R. Johnson. Among his many works he is the author of, Taming the Ox: Buddhist Stories and Reflections on Politics, Race, Culture, and Spiritual Practice. This is sure to be a day of one-hearted practice and sharing in community.
Includes a catered lunch and dinner:
Lunch: Tabbouleh salad, blanched asparagus, potato leek soup with almond milk
Dinner: Panzanella salad, creamy roasted carrot soup, eggplant parmesan, polenta
Suggested donation $20.
Please register in advance as a courtesy to the organizers.
If you would like to volunteer to help with this program, email the Nalanda West office.
Rev. Seiho Jaye Morris is a Zen Buddhist priest. He has been practicing Rinzai Zen for more 27 years. His practice is described as A Policy of Caring, which entails sharing Zen in a straightforward, down-to-earth manner that is accessible and digestible, connecting heart and mind. He currently practices and trains under the direction of Genjo Marinello Osho, Abbot of Daibaizan-Chobozenji. Seiho is an author and a recovering addict, and also works for an addiction treatment center. He offers weekly Zen Buddhist teachings at Chobo-Ji Center on Seattle’s Beacon Hill, and is a mentor with Refuge Recovery.