Saturday, May 13th from 1-4pm
A monk asked Yúnmén, “What are the teachings of a whole lifetime?”
Yúnmén said, “An appropriate response.”
Our temperaments and circumstances braid together into a request. Our lives are asking for a certain type of attention and care. The way we respond to that request is what we call practice. In this afternoon workshop, I’ll introduce you to a variety of ways to sit zazen, each one an appropriate response to a situation you may find yourself in energetically and emotionally. Through this exploration we will gain some agency in meeting life as it comes to us with more ease and warmth.
- Teacher: Rev. Koji Acquaviva
- Date/Time: Saturday, May 13th from 1-4pm
- Location: AZC Zendo
- Program Fees: $45 Members / $55 Non-members
Rev. Koji Acquaviva is a Soto Zen priest and a teacher at Clouds in Water Zen Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. He began practicing Zen at the age of twenty at the San Francisco Zen Center where he was a resident and staff member for ten years. He co-founded the Mid City Zen Center in New Orleans, Louisiana and has been a regular visiting teacher at the Austin Zen Center. As a queer and neurodivergent person who trained rather traditionally, Koji makes his best effort to identify and confront the ways Buddhism is taught which re-inscribe harm for members of marginalized communities. In addition to Soto Zen, he’s studied Vedanta, Hatha Yoga, and Tibetan Buddhism in residential practice centers. You can visit his website at kojiacquaviva.com.