“Skin, Flesh, Bones, and Marrow: Bodhidharma’s true body”. A Dharma Talk by Rev. Choro Antonaccio

  • Guiding Teacher  Rev. Choro Antonaccio
  • Date/Time  Saturday, November 11th at 10:15am
  • Location  In person & Online Zendo
  • Fee  By donation*

“Skin, Flesh, Bones, and Marrow: Bodhidharma’s true body”.
Zen Ancestor Bodhidharma, the legendary Indian monk who brought Zen to China, called together his closest students and asked them to present their understanding. To the first he said, You have attained my skin. To the second he replied, You have attained my flesh, and to the third, You have attained my bones. To the last one – who said nothing, but only bowed, he said, You have attained my marrow. How do we understand this encounter, and Bodhidharma’s responses? Please join us.

As this talk is taking place during a retreat weekend there will be no sangha tea and cookies afterward.

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. 

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