Saturday March 14th at 10:15am
AZC warmly welcomes Rev. Jisan Tova Green to Austin – to meet with folks, scope out the venue for the 2021 Branching Streams Conference, and to give the Dharma Talk at AZC on March 14th. Her Dharma talk will be on the topic of BELONGING, and draws from Larry Yang’s Awakening Together: The Spiritual Practice of Inclusivity and Community, which is about the processes of building, developing, nurturing and sustaining inclusive and diverse communities, a commitment that the Austin Zen Center sangha and leadership strives towards. Tova will be available to meet with folks during her visit, either formally or informally. She may be contacted directly HERE to set up an appointment.
Jisan Tova Green has been in residence at San Francisco Zen Center for over twenty years. She was ordained as a Zen priest and received Dharma Transmission from Eijun Linda Cutts. She is currently the Liaison for the Branching Streams Zen Centers and sitting groups — over 70 in the U.S. and nine in other countries.Tova co-founded the SFZC Queer Dharma Group in 2009 and the group Unpacking Whiteness – Reflection and Action in 2017. Tova has worked as a hospice social worker, plays the cello, and writes poetry.
As Branching Streams Liaison, Tova will be working closely with the AZC Planning Committee on hosting the next Branching Streams Conference here in Austin in October, 2021. For more information on getting involved in this committee, contact Pat Yingst, Anne Handley, or Choro Antonaccio.