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Saturday, March 16 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
The Zen of....ummm.....actual Zen

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What is Zen? A Google search starting with "The Zen of" yields these top suggestions: "screaming," "python" (a computer language), and "social media marketing"). I don't think any of those are what the Buddha had in mind. Zen, as a school of Buddhism, has a long and rich history, but all of it points to one thing. What is this one thing? (Hint: it's not just pretending to be calm.) Zen is funny. Shunryu Suzuki famously said that he could explain Zen in two words: "Not always so." We will discuss a little of the history and practices, with opportunities to experience some of them for yourself. In this interactive session, you will have time to ask any question you like about Zen Buddhist practice.

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Douglas Cheolseong Gentile

Five Mountain Zen
Ven. Douglas Cheolsoeng Gentile, Ph.D., is an ordained Zen monk in the Five Mountain Zen Order and is an award-winning research scientist, educator, author, and is professor of developmental psychology at Iowa State University. In his research career, he has authored over 100 peer-reviewed... Read More →

Saturday March 16, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm MST
Classroom D124
  Experiential Workshop / Training, Meditation