A Dharma Talk by Kenkai Brandon Lamson

Saturday, October 28th at 10:15 am

  • Teacher  Kenkai Brandon Lamson
  • Date/Time  Saturday, October 28th at 10:15am
  • Location  In person and online Zendo
  • Fee  Donations to AZC and to the speaker are invited and welcome
In the Samyutta Agama Sutra, the Buddha taught that there are four kinds of horses: the first horse gallops merely at the sight of a whip; the second gallops when the whip touches its hair. The third gallops when the whip touches its skin, and the fourth horse only begin to gallop when the whip touches its bones. Come unpack the meaning of this parable with Kenkai and the sangha. All are welcome.

Kenkai Brandon Lamson is a senior member of Houston Zen Center. A published poet, he is assistant professor of creative writing at University of Texas at Austin, and has published essays on Buddhism in Tricycle and Lion’s Roar magazine. He will be ordained as a Zen priest in January 2024.

Dharma talks by Zen teachers are a traditional method of transmitting the heart and understanding of Buddha’s Way. Public Dharma talks are offered as part of our Saturday morning program. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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Austin Zen Center invites you to the Saturday Morning Program in the Online Zendo

Time: Saturdays from 9-12 AM CST   (repeats weekly on Saturdays)


8:00 – 8:30 am      Informal Zazen 

8:30 – 8:40 am      Kinhin

8:40 – 9:05 am       Informal Zazen

9:05 – 9:15 am       Han for Zazen

9:15 – 9:50 am        Zazen

9:50 – 10:00 am      Hymn to the Perfection of Wisdom chant & short break

10:00 – 10:45 am    Dharma Talk

10:45 – 12:00 pm    Announcements/Q&A/virtual Tea & Cookies

Please read about AZC Online Zendo Etiquette HERE.