- Guiding Teacher Rev. Choro Antonaccio
- Date/Time Saturday, January 14th at 10:15am
- Location In person & Online Zendo
- Fee By donation*
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.
Leaving home and devoting oneself solely to practice is an ideal in Buddhism (and other spiritual traditions). Yet the Bodhisattva Way and the precepts are available to all of us, and awakening is not restricted to monks. In this talk we will look at the apparent contrast between remaining at home and leaving home in Soto Zen and other texts and our own experience. Everyone is welcome!