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Expressing the Inexpressible in Zen Poetry
Dates: Apr 21, 2017 - Apr 23, 2017
Days: Fri - Sun (2 Nights)

Instructor(s): Roshi Pat O Hara

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Zen poetry expresses the inexpressible and reaches into our hearts, showing path, practice, and insight with joy and delight. This weekend will explore this poetry as the study and practice of turning words, words that bring about profound shifts in how we look at ourselves and the world. We will study ancient and modern poems from China, Japan, Korea, and America. We might write a few, too! The weekend will consist of lectures, meditation, discussions, and writing exercises.

  • Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara is the abbot of the Village Zendo in Manhattan. She is a Soto Zen Priest and certified Zen Teacher in Maezumi Roshi’s White Plum lineage. She holds a Ph.D. in Media Ecology and taught at NYU for twenty years.


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