Bread Loaf Mountain Zen Community is pleased to offer this half-day of meditation practice for the community. The schedule is from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Those interested in additional contemplative practice can also come earlier and join us at 7:00 a.m. for sitting, service and breakfast at 8:00 a.m. with the community.
Please register to join us and specify whether you will be starting at 7:00 a.m. or 9:30 a.m. To register fill out this form.
On June 1st (be aware change of dates), we are happy to have Sensei Shinzan Palma for this Ease and Joy of Mornings. Together with our guiding teacher Sensei Joshin Byrnes, Shinzan will lead this morning
The topic of this morning is Right Livelihood.
Sensei José Shinzan Palma
Sensei Shinzan was born in Veracruz, Mexico, He is an ordained Zen
priest and Dharma successor of Joan Jiko Halifax, roshi. In 1996 in
Mexico City, he met Korean Zen teacher, Ven. Samu Sunim and trained in
the Buddhist Maitreya Seminar while living in the Toronto Zen Buddhist
Temple until 2005. He was ordained as a Zen Buddhist priest by Ven.
Samu Sunim in 2004 .
Shinzan arrived at Upaya Zen Center in 2006 where he lived and trained
for over 8 years as a resident and student of Joan Halifax, roshi. He
received Dharma transmission from Joan Halifax, roshi in Jan 2015
before relocating to San Diego, CA..
He is the founder of the 4 vows Sangha in San Diego ,CA. co-teaches
teen retreats in the US for IBME , and is a guest teacher at Upaya
Zen Center in New Mexico, Einin-ji in Rio de Janerio, Brazil, and High
Meadow Farm, New Hampshire.
His vision is to continue to mentor and teach young men and women and
to create a Zen Hispanic community in the USA and Mexico.
Other dates for the Ease and Joy of Mornings:
December 8 (Rohatsu sit instead of Ease and Joy of Mornings)