- Guiding Teacher Rev. Choro Antonaccio
- Date/Time Saturday, October 14th at 10:15am
- Location In person & Online Zendo
- Fee By donation*
Austin Zen Center’s Guiding Teacher Rev. Choro Antonaccio will give a short talk on this teaching from the founder of Japanese Soto Zen, Dogen Zenji. This is an excellent topic as we begin Practice Period formally on Oct. 21. It exhorts us to practice together in all things, harmoniously with each other and the practice schedule, to experience what he calls “the miraculous power of the great assembly”. After the talk we will introduce some changes to our Saturday service intended to familiarize more sangha members, new and established, with different chants and some changes in forms. Please join us.
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.