Zen in the Age of Uncertainty
A public talk by Taiun Michael Elliston
The Zen Buddhist Temple of Chicago
Sunday November 4th
The historical man, the Buddha, came to understand that "Life is Suffering". In the 21st century, this suffering is experienced as fear, anxiety, conflict and uncertainty. To find the proper action in this modern world is the crux of Zen practice. Indeed it is the foundational bed of all religions.
Please join us in a dialogue and conversation aimed at exploring this fundamental question that confronts us all. Rather than a lecture or pedantic presentation, Taiun Roshi would encourage those attending to enter together into a dialogue questioning and probing into these matters that affect us all.
Taiun Elliston, Roshi began his engagement with Zen in 1966, when he met Rev. Soyu Matsuoka Roshi, founder and head teacher of the Zen Buddhist Temple of Chicago. As a disciple of Matsuoka, Roshi he practiced Zen under his guidance. Taiun later founded the Atlanta Soto Zen Center (ASZC) in the 1970s, where he is the current Abbot, and which has become one of the largest and most active centers for lay practitioners of Zen in the United States today. In 2010 he and his senior students incorporated the Silent Thunder Order [STO], a network of priests and disciples leading Zen practice in over 20 Zen centers and practice groups in the USA and Canada.
All are welcome. A donation of $20 is encouraged.
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