"What we do and what happens to us is the same thing."
– John Daido Loori, Roshi
We warmly invite you to Hogen Sensei's evening talk at the Opawa Zendo in Christchurch.
The fundamental Buddhist teachings are all based on the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path. These are the teachings on the cause of suffering and the path of freedom from suffering. Implicit in the Buddha’s teachings is that what we do with our action, our speech and our thoughts creates our karma.
This evening talk by Sensei Hogen Green will invite us to look at what karma is, what it is based on, and how karma functions in each of our lives. This talk also explores how to affect our karma in a manner that leads to a life of greater freedom and compassion.
This public talk at the Opawa Zendo in Christchurch is one of two teachings on karma: the other is a Saturday workshop on January 18. For workshop information, click here.
NB: The public talk and workshop are separate events - it's fine to come for just one of them.
No registration is required for this event, but you can indicate your intent to join us through this link.
Hogen Sensei is the Co-Director of the Zen Center of New York City. He has been engaged in formal Zen practice since 1978, and was in residential training at Zen Mountain Monastery for 12 years as a lay student and senior monastic. He received dharma transmission from Shugen Roshi. This will be Hogen Sensei's fifth teaching visit to New Zealand, and includes events in Christchurch, Wellington, Rotorua and Auckland.
Please arrive a few minutes before 7pm. The talk includes a question and answer period.
Public talk attendance is by koha.
Opawa Zendo, 4 Kennedy Place, Hillsborough, Christchurch. The zendo is at the rear of the property, down the footpath to the right of the cottage and garage.
We recommend parking across the road from Kennedy Place, on Opawa Rd, next to Hillsborough Park.
The Opawa Zendo
4 Kennedy Place, Hillsborough, Christchurch
If you have questions about this retreat, please contact the Christchurch MRO Zen group at:
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