Saturday, April 9th at 10:15 - 11:30 am
- Teacher Rev. Choro Antonaccio
- Date/Time Saturday, April 9th at 10:15am
- Location In person & Online Zendo
- Fee By donation*
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.
This talk will focus on why (and how) we celebrate the birthday of the Buddha, in a ceremony following the talk. The Buddha’s name Siddhartha means “mission accomplished” – someone who did what he set out to do. Siddhartha left home, as all of us do, and heroes do, and he faced challenges that heroes overcome during their journeys. This journey, this trip, is the one that all of us take. It’s the trip of our lives, of many lifetimes. Join us for this annual celebration!
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)
11:30 am Tea and cookies
Please read about AZC Online Zendo Etiquette HERE.