Relaxing into the River of Joy: A Dharma Talk by Rev. Koji Acquaviva

  • Teacher Rev. Koji Acquaviva
  • Date/Time  Saturday, July 16th at 10:15am
  • Location  In person & Online Zendo
  • Fee  By donation*

Rev. Koji Acquaviva is a Soto Zen priest and the current director of Clouds in Water Zen Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. 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 Mid City Zen in New Orleans and as visiting teacher of the Austin Zen Center. In addition to Soto Zen, he’s studied Vedanta and Tibetan Buddhism as an ashram and temple resident. 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.

This public dharma talk is part of a daylong retreat led by Rev. Koji Acquaviva on forging a connection with the joy and ease which must fuel our practice if we’re to awaken to wisdom and compassion.

You can register for the full retreat here

Join our ONLINE ZENDO to attend this Dharma talk, and any part of our Saturday Morning Program (details below)

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* While our Saturday Morning Program has no charge, we depend on the generosity of our members, donors, and participants to continue to make such offerings available.

Austin Zen Center invites you to the Saturday Morning Program in the Online Zendo

Time: Saturdays from 9-12 AM CST   (repeats weekly on Saturdays)


8:00 – 8:30 am      Informal Zazen 

8:30 – 8:40 am      Kinhin

8:40 – 9:05 am       Informal Zazen

9:05 – 9:15 am       Han for Zazen

9:15 – 9:50 am        Zazen

9:50 – 10:15 am      Service & Announcements

10:15 – 11:30 am    Dharma Talk & Discussion (see before & after lecture chants)

Please read about AZC Online Zendo Etiquette HERE.