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Dharma talk: Joshin Byrnes and Petra Zenryū Hubbeling
October 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
On Thursday October 4, Joshin and his friend, novice priest Petra Zenryū Hubbeling will give the dharma talk.
The dharma talk starts at 6:00pm. We start with 15 minutes of meditation.
After the dharma talk you’re welcome to stay for a potluck dinner and live music!
Joshin Byrnes is the guiding teacher of Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Center and a student of Upaya’s founder, abbot, and guiding teacher, Roshi Joan Halifax. He’s in the lineage of Maezumi Roshi and Bernie Glassman Roshi, in the tradition of Soto Zen and the Zen Peacemaker Order. Joshin directs Upaya’s Chaplaincy Training program. He also leads social justice initiatives and Upaya’s Street Ministry. Among his professional roles he has served as the President and CEO of the Vermont and Santa Fe Community Foundations, and as senior vice president of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.
Petra Zenryū Hubbeling is from the Netherlands and is a Zen priest and student of Joan Jiko Halifax Roshi. She began studying Buddhism in 2000 and has been a student of Zen in the White Plum Sangha tradition since 2007. She received her first Jukai in 2010 and priest ordination in 2011. In 2013 she received Jukai as a Zen Peacemaker and received the name Angyo (Peacemaker).
In 2016 Petra was re-ordained by Roshi Joan and received the name Zenryū (Zen Dragon). At Upaya she is involved in the Chaplaincy Program and in the Street Ministry. In Europe, she is the coordinator of the Zen Peacemakers Low Lands and organizes bearing witness retreats to refugee camps, street retreats and training programs for the Zen Peacemakers.