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Zen in America by Konjin Gaelyn Godwin, Roshi: 9/20/20

Our guest speaker on Sunday September 20, 2020, will be Konjin Gaelyn Godwin, Roshi. Her talk will be on Zen in America. Please join us for meditation at 8:30 am and the talk at 9:30 am.

Godwin Roshi is the Abbot of Houston Zen Center, since 2003.   She also serves as the Director of the International Division of Soto Zen, North America (a department of Soto Zen Headquarters based in Japan).

Konjin’s Zen training began at San Francisco Zen Center in 1985 and continued for 18 years there, including 12 years at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center.  During her years at Tassajara she served as Practice Leader, Director, Ino (head of the meditation hall), and in many other capacities. She also trained in Japan, at Hosshinji with Harada Sekkei Roshi in 1991–92, and at Zuioji in 2005; and with Robert Aitken Roshi of the Diamond Sangha in Hawaii in 1995–96.

She received ordination as a Zen Priest in 1991 from Tenshin Reb Anderson, Senior Dharma Teacher at San Francisco Zen Center. She received Dharma Transmission, also from Tenshin Reb Anderson, in 2003.

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