What is the Purpose of Taking Refuge? – A Dharma Talk by Kokyo Henkel

Saturday, November 28th at 10:00am

How does Dogen Zenji, the founder of Soto Zen in Japan, understand refuge in Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha? Our practice period series of talks on Refuge ends with this teaching, bringing us to the understanding of our original teacher in Japan.

About Kokyo Henkel:

Kokyo has been practicing Zen Buddhism since 1990 in residence at San Francisco Zen Center and Bukkokuji Monastery in Japan. Kokyo was then head teacher at Santa Cruz Zen Center from 2010-2017, and will be studying and practicing with no fixed abode along with his wife, Rev. Shoho Kuebast, beginning in 2020.

Kokyo was ordained as a Zen priest in 1994 by Tenshin Reb Anderson Roshi and received Dharma Transmission from Tenshin Roshi in 2010. Kokyo has also been practicing with the Tibetan Dzogchen Teacher Tsoknyi Rinpoche since 2003, in California, Colorado, and Kathmandu.

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 – 10:00 am      Hymn to the Perfection of Wisdom chant & short break

10:00 – 10:45 am    Dharma Talk

10:45 – 12:00 pm    Announcements/Q&A/virtual Tea & Cookies

Join the Saturday morning program at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/778420137pwd=T1BoMWl1cWh6L2NPVzlVbHlHM3F0Zz09

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