|Sent on:||Thursday, April 11, 2013 12:22 PM|
last nights Adyashanti Webcast available here. The first hour only, not the phone calls.
Red Pine** in Syracuse area
The “renowned author and translator of Buddhist texts,” Red Pine Bill Porter, will be giving two talks in Syracuse on April 21 and 22, 2013, in cooperation with Hoen-ji, the Syracuse Zen Center.* As an aside, whose abbot is the widely recognized Roko Sherry Chayat (see her essay, “Turn the Light,” in The Book of Mu (Widsom Publications; 2011). Red Pine is most known for his commentary on the Heart Sutra (Prajnaparamitra), which is the topic of his dharma talk at the Zen Center on Sunday, April 21. This talk will be part of an intimate experience incorporating the center’s usual lovely chanting service with gongs and bells, and a walking meditation, done regularly on what is called “mandala day.” Red Pine’s talk at Syracuse University on the following day (Monday, 4/22), is called, “Ancient to Modern: Zen Masters of China.” There is no cost for this or the dharma talk at the Zen Center. Below is further information from Shugetsu Sandra, a coordinator and member of the Zen Center of Syracuse.
Red Pine will be speaking at 11 am, so if people were going to attend just the talk, then they should arrive at 10:45 am in order to be seated. Our full morning service begins at 9 am, with a chanting service until about 9:45. We have a 10-15 minute silent, walking meditation, followed by a 45 minute period of zazen (10:00 am-10:45 am). If people who are not familiar with meditation wanted to attend our full service, then they should arrive around by 8:30 am for instruction. If they do have prior meditation experience, then arriving by 8:45 am should be fine. As for the talk at SU on April 22, no tickets are necessary. He'll be speaking in the Hall of Languages, Room 500. Anyone who would like to attend is welcome. As noted on the website, $4 parking is available in Irving Garage (just mention the event to the attendant). Handicapped parking will be available at Quad 1, but I will need a list of names to give to the parking attendant there.
* Abbot of Syracuse Zen Center is recognized Shinge Roshi Roko Sherry Chayat. She is the first American woman to have received official Rinzai Zen transmission. See her essay, “Turn the Light,” in The Book of Mu (Wisdom Publications; 2011).