POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—Ryushin Sensei, abbot of Zen Mountain Monastery in Mt. Tremper, New York, presents a "Dharma Talk" on Thursday, April 15, at 5:30pm in the multi-purpose room of the second floor of the College Center (Main Building). (Note: this talk was originally scheduled on 25 February.)
Ryushin Sensei will discuss “Modern Anxiety, Spiritual Practice, and Religion: Zen Buddhism in the West.” The lecture will be followed by a Zazen meditation practice. This program, sponsored by the Vassar Buddhist Sangha, the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life, and the Carolyn Grant Committee, is free and open to the public.
Konrad Ryushin Marchaj, Sensei, is the abbot of Zen Mountain Monastery, the mainhouse of the Mountains and Rivers Order (MRO) of Zen Buddhism, this order was founded by the late John Daido Loori, Roshi, from whom Ryushin received dharma transmission in June 2009. Ryushin Sensei was a pediatrician and a psychiatrist before entering residency under Daido Roshi in 1992. An engaging speaker, Ryushin Sensei is known for his intellectually explicit, yet very personable, take on Dharma.
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