- Guiding Teacher Rev. Choro Antonaccio
- Date/Time Saturday, November 18th at 10:15am
- Location In person & Online Zendo
- Fee By donation*
Jizo Bodhisattva is the protector of women, children, travelers, and others. In the coming months we are planning to offer a ceremony to the community where we call on Jizo to support us in our grief and strengthen our resolve to help all beings. This talk will introduce aspects of this figure, their attributes and function and we will learn the Jizo mantra which we can say to encourage ourselves at any time.
Choro Antonaccio began formal Zen practice at Chapel Hill Zen Center in 1999. She received lay precepts from her teacher, Rev. Josho Patricia Phelan, in 2001 and priest ordination in 2010. She was shuso in Chapel Hill in 2016. Rev. Choro has practiced at the three temples of San Francisco Zen Center including practice periods at Tassajara and Green Gulch Farm. In Chapel Hill she served for multiple years in the positions of Tenzo, Work Leader, and Ino and also served as member at large and president of the board of directors. She decided to end her career in academia in 2018 and moved to Austin to practice with the sangha at AZC in 2020.