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Events Schedule

Teachers who lead activities at Great Tree offer their services on a dana basis, as a gift. This is why we ask that you show your appreciation for their wisdom and good works at the end of each retreat or workshop by leaving a donation of any amount for our guest speakers.

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Rev. Teijo Munnich

Starts:  May 7, 2021 7:30PM 

Ends:  May 12, 2021 Noon

Most sesshins begin the first Friday of each month and last from 2 to 5 days (see our events calendar).  They will be held online until further notice due to the Covid19 restrictions

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Rev. Tokan Steve Hagen

Saturday Morning Lecture

June 12, 2021

9:30 - 11:00 AM

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Rev. Tokan Steve Hagen is the founder and head of Dharma Field Zen Center in Minneapolis, MN and has been a student of Buddhist thought and practice since 1967. In 1975 he began practicing with Dainin Katagiri Roshi and was ordained by him in 1979. He has studied with teachers in he USA, Asia and Europe. He received Dharma transmmission from Katagiri Roshi in 1989. He is author and editor of several books, most recently Meditation, Now or Never (2007). He was editor for You Have to Say Something, A collection of Dharma Talks by Dainin Katagiri (1998)

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Rev. Teijo Munnich

Sunday Morning

Meditation

The Discriminating Mind

June 20, 2021

10:30 AM - Noon

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Rev. Chimyo Atkinson

Saturday Morning

Lecture

May 15, 2021

9:30 - 11:00 AM

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Rev. Chimyo Simone Atkinson was ordained by Rev. Teijo Munnich in 2007 and received Dharma Transmission in 2015. She received her monastic training at Great Tree and comleted Sotoshu International training periods (Ango) in Japan in 2010 and 2011.

She completed additional training periods at the Aichi Senmon Nisodo in Nagoya in 2012 and Ryumonji Monastery in Iowa in 2014. 

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Rev. Teijo Munnich

Starts: June 4, 2021 7:30PM 

Ends:   June 9,  2021 Noon

Most sesshins begin the first Friday of each month and last from 2 to 5 days (see our events calendar).  They will be held online until further notice due to the Covid19 restrictions.

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                    SESSHIN SCHEDULE

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Rev. Rendo Jonathon Flaum

Saturday Morning

Lecture

May 29,  2021

9:30 - 11:00 AM

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Rev. Rendo Jonathon Flaum was ordained at Great Tree Zen Temple in 2011. Rendo has been married 25 years and has two teenagers. He is a writer author and has spent a good chunk of time as a milkman. His business of distributing dairy products of the Amish in North Carolina operates out of Asheville and Charlotte. Over the course of the pandemic he converted his kids old playhouse into a tiny temple.

 

Learn more about this project and other oddities at www.asheviilletinytemple.org

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 Meredith Myoun McIntosh

The Undoing of Doing: Finding Comfort & Ease in the

Practice of Zazen

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Fri, May 28 - Mon, May 31, 2021
 

In this weekend workshop we will consider the physical aspects of the practice of zazen. Often, in an effort to be“good” meditators, we pull in, thrust up and arrive at a narrowed concentration. Furthering this effortful state, we hold our “posture”. When we learn to recognize these patterns of tension and how to redirect  them into whole body coordination, we experience a lightness and ease in any activity including our zazen practice.

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Tre Genjo Williams

Saturday Morning Lecture

June 19,  2021

9:30 - 11:00 AM

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Tre Genjo Williams is an engaged buddhist who has been practicing meditation and other mind-body practices such as aikido and yoga since 2011. He participated in Jukai  and received bodhisattva precepts from Rev. Teijo Munnich at Great Tree in 2020.

 

Currently he works as the racial justice advocate for the YWCA and the Racial Justice Coalition of Asheville. 

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