The Ox-Herding Pictures: A Dharma Talk by Kyoshin Wendy Lewis

Saturday, March 5th at 10:00 - 11:30 am

  • Teacher Kyoshin Wendy Lewis
  • Date/Time  Saturday, March 5 at 10am
  • Location  AZC Online Zendo
  • Fee  By donation

Kyoshin Wendy Lewis has been practicing at San Francisco Zen Center since 1987, including living for six years at Tassajara. She was ordained by Sojun Mel Weitsman in 1997 and completed Dharma Transmission with Eijun Linda Cutts in December 2012. She served twice as shuso, once as a lay practitioner and again as a priest. Through her interest in extended priest training, she participated in a one-year chaplain training program at UCSF Medical Center and completed a Masters of Theology at the University of San Francisco. She has held senior staff and administrative positions at SF Zen Center.

“The Ten Oxherding Pictures” is a description, not a map, of the Zen spiritual path. The pictures, verses, and commentaries offer a practitioner a sense of where they are and have been, and that slipping back or standing still is not an indication of failure.

This teaching is one of the Four Texts of the Zen Sect. The other three are “Faith/Trust in Mind,” the “Song of Enlightenment,” and “The Principles of Zazen.”

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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      Short break (no chant)

10:00 – 11:30 am    Dharma Talk & Discussion (see before & after lecture chants)

11:30 am                Announcements/No Breakout Rooms due to retreat

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