Workshop: Contemplating & Meditating on the Middle Way

A Daylong Workshop with Kokyo Henkel & Shoho Kuebast

  • Teachers:  Revs. Kokyo Henkel & Shoho Kuebast
  • Date/Time:  Sunday, January 23rd from 10am-4pm (break from 12-2pm)
  • Location:  AZC Online Zendo
  • Program Fees:  $75 Members / $100 Non-members

In this day of learning, discussing, contemplating, and meditating, we will explore the middle-way (madhyamaka) view of all things being “empty of self”, along with the “empty of other” view, including buddha-nature. These different understandings of emptiness have been compared and contrasted since the time of Nagarjuna in ancient India, as a way to understand the ultimate nature of reality and how we might open to it during meditation.

Rev. Kokyo Henkel trained for 19 years in residence at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center (most recently as Tanto, or Head of Practice), Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, No Abode Hermitage in Mill Valley, and Bukkokuji Monastery in Japan. He was ordained as a Zen priest in 1994 by Tenshin Reb Anderson, receiving Dharma Transmission from him in 2010. He served as Head of Practice at Tassajara and Head Teacher of the Santa Cruz Zen Center. Kokyo has also been practicing with the Tibetan Dzogchen (“Great Perfection”) Teacher Tsoknyi Rinpoche since 2003, in California, Colorado, and Kathmandu.

Shoho Kuebast received priest ordination from Vanja Palmers in the Kobun Chino Roshi lineage before moving from Germany to USA. She trained at the San Francisco Zen Center with Reb Anderson Roshi and served as Shuso in 2008 before leaving the Zen training to enrich her Buddhist understanding through Tibetan Buddhist practices. She is now studying with various teachers in the Nyingma tradition as well as within a Buddhist studies MA program online at the Rangjung Yeshe Institute, Kathmandu.

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