Zen Buddhist Lecture Series: Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi Abbot of Zen Mountain Monastery
Thursday 17th May, 2018 → Friday 18th May, 2018

Episcopal Diocese of WNY Ministry Center
1064 Brighton Rd. Tonawanda, NY 14150
Time: Doors 7:00pm|Talks 7:00 - 9:00pm
Cost: $15 Donation, discounts available
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Shugen Roshi is the head of the Mountains and Rivers Order, abbot and resident teacher of Zen Mountain Monastery, and abbot of the Zen Center of NYC. Shugen Roshi has been in full-time residential training since 1986; he received dharma transmission from Daido Roshi in 1997. His teachings have appeared in various Buddhist journals and in The Best Buddhist Writing 2009. His first book, a collection of memorial poems titled O, Beautiful End, was published in 2012. 

Roshi’s talk on the Metta Sutta and the discussion on Karma are based on the fundamental teachings of the historical Buddha. We are fortunate to have a teacher with a depth and breadth of decades-long monastic training and practice come here to make these teachings available to us. We invite you to take advantage of Shugen Roshi’s steadfast commitment to help share the Dharma with practitioners in Western NY by participating in the following two events. 

Loving Kindness: A Talk on the Metta Sutta

Thursday Public Talk May 17th, 2018 7:00pm – 9:00pm (Donation $15*)

Loving Kindness is both a natural and cultivated aspect of selfless compassion, which together with wisdom into the real nature of all things, form the heart of Buddhist teaching and practice. Taught by the Buddha, this simple and profound teaching offers practical guidance and deep insight into the path of the enlightened life. 

The Unexpected Gift of Karma

Friday Discussion May 18th, 2018 7:00pm – 9:00pm (Donation $15*)

This discussion is open to everyone, regardless of prior experience with Buddhist practice. The discussion will be on Karma, the profound teaching on cause and effect, and it’s importance in everyday practice.

$15 Donation, discounts available–financial hardship will never be a barrier to participation.

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