Sage Advice: Meditation Instruction Through the Ages
with Rev. Koji Acquaviva Dreher
5 Thursdays: October 18th – November 15th from 7:00 – 8:15pm
In this class (which is one of two classes offered as part of our Fall 2018 Practice Period), we will examine the significant treatises on Zen meditation left to us by our Indian and East Asian ancestors. Some instructions are concrete and exacting, some are psychedelic and cryptic, still others are poetic and simple in expressing a basic attitude toward life as the foundation of practice. We will get to witness the different expressions of practice coming from different temperaments, personalities, and cultures spanning the past 2600 years. Hearing the variety of instructive styles we may uncover a new resonant approach to zazen and life.
Cost: $75 members/$100 non-members
Koji Acquaviva Dreher is a Soto Zen priest and “retired” punk rocker. He began his monastic training in 2003 at the age of 21 and spent the next ten years as a resident of the San Francisco Zen Center. He has served as resident teacher of both Mid City Zen in New Orleans and the Austin Zen Center. His primary interest is encouraging students of Zen to feel empowered to develop their own syncretic practice paths, availing themselves to whatever methods they feel are potent.
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 Susan Hansen at 512-452-5777.