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Exploring Individual and Cultural Identity

Saturday, September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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. 

Mahasangha Event

Member Group: Northwest Dharma Association


Email: george@northwestdharma.org

Region: Seattle, WA

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Nalanda West
3902 Woodland Park N
Seattle, Washington United States
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Tradition: Non-sectarian
Teacher: Seiho Jaye Morris