Workshop Jizo Ceremony w/ Rev. Andrea Ryushin Thach

Saturday, June 1st, 1:30-3 pm. Registration is now closed.

Meeting Grief and Accompanying Those in Need in Difficult Times

On June 1, Austin Zen Center will conduct its first Jizo Ceremony. Jizo is the embodiment of fearless compassion and traditionally has been invoked by anyone in difficulty, those dying and for the dead, especially women and children, born and unborn.

Participants will gather, and work quietly to make a simple garment to clothe Jizo as the Bodhisattva journeys to the realms of suffering to assist those in need. We will offer these to Jizo as part of a ritual and share remembrances and hopes and prayers as we wish. AZC already has several representations of Jizo that we can include in our activity; if you have a figure of your own, please bring it (and take it home with you at the end)

Materials will be provided. You are also welcome to bring small items to adorn a simple hat, cape or bib you that you will make.

The ceremony will be guided by visiting teacher Rev. Ryushin Andrea Thach. 

The workshop is limited to 20.

  • Teacher: Rev. Andrea Ryushin Thach
  • Date/Time: Saturday, June 1st, 1:30-3 pm
  • Location:  AZC Zendo
  • Program Fees:  $25 Members / $35 Non-members

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Rev. Ryushin Andrea Thach practiced with Sojun Mel Weitsman for over 20 years, received Dharma transmission from him in 2015 and is a teacher at Berkeley Zen Center. She is also a palliative medicine physician.