Guest teacher Rev. Shundo Sekimizu will give a talk on "The Harmonious Way of Living Together" on Monday, September 10 at 8:50pm, following zazen at 7:15pm. Rev. Sekimizu is the resident priest of Tosenji Temple in Kanagawa, and has been appointed traveling teacher by the Japanese Soto School. His talk will relate, in part, to the following theme: "Human wisdom has brought about the advancement of civilization and culture. However, we keep repeating the same mistakes and conflicts that jeopardize our own lives and dignity. The just sitting that Zen expounds is a valuable practice to humbly entrust this body/mind to the truth of the universe, letting our remarkable abilities to reflect and reason rest. Last year, the Japanese people learned a lot from the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear accident that suddenly struck our country. Again, we realized the foolishness and powerlessness of human beings in the midst of nature and the universe."
No registration required for this event; seating is on first-come, first-served basis.
Ancient Dragon Zen Gate is located at 1922 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, near Damen Avenue and the Irving Park Brown Line station. Free parking is usually available on nearby cross-streets.