Workshop with Rev. Daigan Gaither: Soto Zen Practice: What and Why Do We Do What We Do?

  • Teacher:  Rev. Daigan Gaither
  • Date/Time:  Saturday, July 15th from 1:30 – 4:00pm 
  • Location:  AZC 
  • Program Fees:  $45 Members / $55 Non-members

This workshop aims at developing the skills and vocabulary to understand what it means to “practice”. Together, through mindfulness and experiential exercises we will explore and deepen our efforts to develop the understanding of what Soto Zen practice is for each of us, and ways to continue the explorations in our lives, and with our teachers.

Note: you do not have to attend the dharma talk to participate in the workshop.

Rev. Daigan Gaither (He/Him) began Buddhist practice in 1995 in the Vipassana (Insight) tradition, and then began to study Zen in 2003. He received Lay Ordination in 2006 where he was given the name Daigan or “Great Vow”, and received Priest Ordination in July 2011. Daigan speaks internationally on a variety of topics particularly around gender, sexuality, social justice and their intersections with the Dharma. He also sits or has sat on a number of boards and committees that serve community needs and further social justice causes.

Daigan has a BA in Philosophy and Religion from San Francisco State University, and an MA in Buddhist Studies (with a chaplaincy certificate and a certificate in Soto Zen Buddhism) from the Graduate Theological Union and the Institute of Buddhist Studies. You can find out more via his
website He lives in San Francisco, CA and identifies as a disabled, queer, white, cis male.

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