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Transmission of the Lamp: The Light of Lineage and Practice (cancelled)

August 30 @ 6:00 pm - September 2 @ 1:00 pm

Lineage is a central theme in Zen Buddhist practice. Why is this so?  We will explore this question as well as ask, What is lineage? Why does it matter? Who defines it? And how? Touching into this deep tradition as a way of exploring our own journey of awakening, we will create lineage charts of our own spiritual paths. Along the way we will meet some of our Dharma Ancestors both male and female and begin to explore what a lineage of “Socially Engaged Ancestors” might look like.

The program will begin with a Dharma talk on Thursday evening, August 30, and end with a community lunch on Sunday, September 2. There are sessions in the morning, afternoon and evening. All are welcome. Like all programs at BLMZC, this is free. We ask that you consider making a generous gift to cover expenses and support the socially engaged service work of BLMZC.

The teachers:

Genzan Quennell (r), Sensei is a Buddhist practitioner living in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  He offers meditation instruction at the Penitentiary of New Mexico, the Santa Fe Drug Court and at the Santa Fe Recovery Center.  He also hosts a weekly Tea with Dogen for fellow students and dharma friends.

Joshin Byrnes (l), Sensei is the guiding teacher of Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Community and vice-abbot of Upaya Zen Center. Joshin founded the Street Ministry of Upaya in Santa Fe and is leading street retreats in the tradition of the Zen Peacemakers.

Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Community

3958 Route 30
Cornwall, VT 05753 United States