Special Guest Shodo Spring

  • 19 Feb 2013
  • 7:30 PM
  • Self Discovery Center
We are excited to welcome Shodo Spring as our special guest for the Tuesday night reading group. In place of our book discussion we will have a 'roundtable' discussion about what it means to be a teacher and what it means to be a sangha.

It is fortunate to have Shodo available for this type of discussion. As a newly transmitted priest, she is looking to understand her role just as we are looking to understand that of the sangha. 

Please join us for meditation at 7:30, discussion at 8:30 and pizza at Fellini's at 9:30. 

Shodo Spring is a Soto Zen priest, environmental activist, permaculturist, and grandmother. Her training included lay practice with Dainin Katagiri, residential and monastic practice with Reb Anderson, and 6 years of intensive nonresidential training with Okumura Roshi, who ordained her and gave dharma transmission. Currently she is preparing for the Compassionate Earth Walk, a 3-month spiritual walk along the Keystone XL pipeline route through the Great Plains. After that she will live and teach at Vairochana Farm, a place of spiritual practice, permaculture, and activism.

Although trained in the traditional Zen style, Shodo also values her decades of egalitarian, grassroots process (nonviolence, consensus, communal living, lesbian community, anarchism). How to fully offer the Dharma without throwing anything away – that is her question as she begins her Zen teaching life.

For more information about Shodo and her current project, see http://www.compassionateearthwalk.org/
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