Unmasking Zen: An Intro to Zen

Straightforward Explanations and Immediate Experiences of Buddhist Meditation

4 Thursdays: Feb 6-27th, 2020 - 7pm-8:15pm

Zen Buddhism can seem cryptic and austere or spacious and therapeutic depending on who’s helping you interpret the teachings when you first start out. In this class series we will learn zen practice from the ground up, demystifying its workings, identifying its many applications, and discovering its place in our modern lives. This is a course for living more deliberately, healing the heart, and developing a spacious and flexible mind. If you prefer having all the ins and outs explained to you rather than slowly piecing them together, this is a great opportunity to give yourself a solid start in meditation.

Program fees: $75 members/ $120 nonmembers

To register: call the AZC office 512-452-5777, use sign-up sheet in the AZC foyer, or sign-up below.

As always, AZC is committed to making the teachings available to everyone. To request financial assistance from our Scholarship Fund, or if you would like to donate to the Fund for others to be able to participate, please call our administrator at 512-452-5777 or email admin@austinzencenter.org.

Koji Acquaviva Dreher is, at 38, one of the youngest authorized teachers of Soto Zen Buddhism in the U.S. His working class Italian Catholic background and punk rock sensibilities create, at once, a uniquely devotional and refreshingly impious take on traditional Buddhist teachings. He is particularly interested in helping people discover which approach to zen practice offers the most healing and joy.