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Anxiety and Equanimity: A Zen Perspective

Anxiety and Equanimity: A Zen Perspective

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  • Sat 13 Jan ’18, 7:00pm


Opawa Zendo, 4 Kennedy Place, Hillsborough, Christchurch


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

​Anxiety and Equanimity: A Zen Perspective On Living a Life of Wholeness.

Life is full of obvious and subtle forms of anxiety. We tend to consider these feelings as the opposite of equanimity... and then try to avoid our discomfort.

In this evening talk, Hogen Sensei suggests the possibility of a fresh perspective on our suffering, through the willingness to experience all mental states with an open heart.

Letting go of our avoidance of anxiety, we discover that equanimity co-exists with the complete spectrum of our feelings. This is the realisation of countless spiritual practitioners. Hogen Sensei’s talk is suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners, and includes time for questions and discussion.

Entry by donation/koha.

About the speaker: Hogen Sensei 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 currently divides his time between living with his family in Pennsylvania on a farm and as a Zen teacher at the Zen Center of New York City. This will be Hogen Sensei's fourth teaching visit to New Zealand.

Visiting us from the USA, Zen teacher Ron Hogen Green is offering a series of stimulating Zen events in Christchurch before leading two residential retreats in Staveley (near Methven): A weekend retreat on the Six Paramitas (perfections), and a week-long Zen meditation intensive (sesshin). All are invited and welcome to attend any of these events.

If you have questions about Zen practice or any upcoming local Zen events please contact us:
Email - christchurch@zen.org.nz
​Phone - 021 238 4618

Or check the website: http://www.zen.org.nz/nz-events.html

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