Embracing Mind & Transmitting the Light – A Denko-e Sesshin w/Rev. Kokyo Henkel

Thursday @ 6pm, January 9th - Sunday @ 5pm, January 12th

Denko-e Sesshin: Embracing Mind & Transmitting the Light

A 3-day Study Sesshin with Rev. Kokyo Henkel
Keizan Jokin Zenji writes, “Zazen means to clarify the mind-ground and dwell comfortably in your actual nature. This is called revealing yourself and manifesting the original-ground.”
Denko-e is a concentrated zazen & study retreat celebrating several chapters of Keizan Zenji’s Denkoroku (Record of Transmitting the Light), the awakening stories of the Zen ancestors. Each day will include morning and afternoon teachings with Kokyo, ~7-10 periods of zazen, devotional chanting, work-practice, formal oryoki meals, and optional dokusan meetings. Though participation in the whole sesshin is highly encouraged, it is also possible to join for any one day.
Come explore the wondrous meaning and implications of Keizan Zenji’s profound writings with visiting teacher Rev. Kokyo Henkel.

Schedule (Draft):

  • Thursday (eve): Oryoki & Server Training @ 6:45pm/Orientation @ 7:30pm/Zazen @ 8pm
  • Friday-Saturday: 6am-8:50pm.
  • Sunday: 6am-5pm

Fri-Sun classes are tentatively set for 10-11:30am and 2:40-4:10pm. This retreat ends following a closing circle and refuges at 5pm.

Rev. Kokyo Henkel began his Zen training at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center (most recently as Tanto, or Head of Practice), and has spent over 20 years there and at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, No Abode Hermitage, and Bukkokuji Monastery in Japan. He was ordained as a priest in 1994 by Tenshin Reb Anderson, receiving Dharma Transmission from him in 2010. Kokyo is interested in exploring how the original teachings of Buddha-Dharma from ancient India, China, and Japan are still very much alive and useful in present-day America to bring peace and harmony to this troubled world.

Program Fees*:

Full Sesshin: $260 members/$330 nonmembers
         Per-day: $90 members/$120 nonmembers
Classes only: $130 members/$165 nonmembers

* As always, AZC is committed to making the teachings available to everyone. To request financial assistance from our Scholarship Fund, or if you would like to donate to the Fund for others to be able to participate, please call the AZC Administrator at 512-452-5777.

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