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Events Schedule

Teachers who lead activities at Great Tree offer their services on a dana basis and receive no compensation.  This is why we ask that you show your support  and 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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Saturday Lectures
"Juneteenth: In Celebration of Liberation

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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Saturday Lectures
"Notes On Zazen, Part 1"

 

July 3, 2021

9:30 am - 11:00 am

Randal Daigu Pride is a graphic designer and poet living in Arden, NC.

 

In 1998 he received the precepts from Rev.Teijo Munnich at Zen Center of Asheville's Jukai ceremony.

In 2015 he received a lay teacher’s okesa from Rev Teijo Munnich at Great Tree Zen Temples ZaikeTokudo ceremony.

He co-facilitates at the Zen Center of Asheville for zazen instruction and Buddhist studies.

and did the same for 10 years at Craggy Correctional Center in Woodfin, NC

He has 5 wonderful children and 9 incredible grandchildren in Austin TX, Madison WI and Vancouver, Canada.

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Saturday Lectures
"Transforming Adversity With Joy"

July 17, 2021

9:30 am - 11:00 am

Venerable Thubten Kunga is a student of Ven Thubten Chodron of Srvasti Abbey, a Tibetan BuddhistMonastery in Newport Washington.  Venerable Thubten Kunga of Srvasti Abbey sharesa talk she gave at the 2020 Western Buddhist Monastic Gathering, abouttransforming MonasticGathering, about transforming adversity.

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Saturday Lectures
with Meredith McIntosh

 

July 31, 2021

9:30 am - 11:00 am

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Meredith Myoun McIntosh is a licensed massage therapist, musician  and Zen practitioner. Certified by the Alexander Alliance, she appreciates the collaborative and participatory aspects of teaching AT in rehabilitation, skilled activity, and daily tasks. She works with musicians at The Swannanoa Gathering (NC) and during dance tours in France, and with meditators at Southern Dharma (Hot Springs, NC) and at Bukkokuji Monastary in Japan.

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Sunday Lectures

June 20, 2021

10:30 AM - Noon

with Rev. Teijo Munnich

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Saturday Lectures
"Notes On Zazen, Part 2"

 

July 10, 2021

9:30 am - 11:00

Randal Daigu Pride continues his talk from July 3rd.  A long-time Zen practitioner, leader of the Zen Center of Asheville and a lay-entusted Zen teacher, he has plenty to share.

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Sunday Lecture

June 20, 2021

10:30 AM - Noon

with Rev. Teijo Munnich

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Saturday Lectures
"Encouragement For Lay Practice"

 

August 7, 2021

9:30 am - 11:00 am

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Don Seido Wilkerson has practiced with the Charlotte Zen Meditation Society since 1990 and now leads the practice group. He was ordained as a lay teacher by the abbess of Great Tree ZenTemple, the Rev Teijo Munnich.

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Saturday Lectures
"The Practice of Shikantaza"

June 26,  2021

9:30 - 11:00 AM

The Practice of Shikantaza

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Rev. Pat Josho Cabarga was ordained in 1977 by the former Abbot at San Francisco Zen Center, Zentatsu Richard Baker, who was Suzuki Roshi's sucssor. She has also studied with two of Suzuki Roshi's other disciples, Sojun Mel Weitsman and Tenshin Reb Anderson.  She has led the Chapel Hill Zen Center in Durham, NC since 1991.

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Great Tree Goes Camping

 

July 11 - 13, 2021

Join Family Meditation for 3 days of fun, nature and relaxation in Pisgah Forest. A ages are welcome (children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).  

 

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Saturday Lectures
"Obon:  Not a Ghost Story

 

July 24, 2021 

9:30 am - 11:00 am

 

Emyo Dielman Nakayama studied Buddhism and Asian History/Culture in college. She was ordained a priest in 1983 and received DharmaTransmission from Katagiri Roshi. Following Katagiri Roshi’s death, she  returned to Japan to practice at Hokyoji Temple in Fukui Prefecture. She married Shogen Nakayama in 1992, who became the Head Priest of Chuzanji,in the small rural town of Gosen.  For 28 years, she has been a temple wife and mother an English teacher nd lecturer at Niigata University Graduate School.

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