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Sesshin with Leonard Marcel Roshi

  • Zen Desert Sangha 3228 N Martin Ave Tucson, AZ, 85719 United States (map)
This is a special opportunity to practice with a senior dharma heir of Pat Hawk Roshi. All are welcome, both new and longtime practitioners.

This extended practice period will run from dinner at 6 pm on Friday evening 1/16 through noon on Sunday 1/18. The schedule will be: Friday 6 pm-9 pm; Saturday 6 am-9 pm; Sunday 6 am-noon. Participants can either return home to sleep or make arrangements to "camp out" at the zendo. All meals will be provided.

For those unable to attend the entire weekend, briefer "zazenkai style" participation from 6 am - 3 pm on Saturday can be elected. Zazenkai participants are also requested to attend the Friday evening session from 6-9 pm.

The sesshin will be limited to 24 participants; early registration is recommended because we expect it to fill quickly. The cost for the full sesshin is $100 for ZDS members/$125 for non-members; for the shorter zazenkai sit, the cost is $50 for members/$60 for non-members. Financial assistance is available on request.

For questions or to reserve a space, contact Joann Schultz at joannsaz@gmail.com or 520-490-9474.

About the Teacher: Leonard Kansho Shiun Marcel is a co-founder and teacher of the Seven Thunders Sangha in northwestern Oregon. He is a Dharma heir of Pat Hawk Roshi in the Diamond Sangha lineage. He was born in New York City and attended Georgetown University and Creighton University School of Medicine. He is a practicing psychiatrist and Jungian analyst. After moving to Oregon in 1971, he subsequently began practicing contemplative prayer with Willigis Jaeger and then Zen training with Pat Hawk. He received initial teaching authorization from Hawk Roshi in 1996 and full Dharma transmission in 2001. He has recently also trained with Shodo Harada Roshi. In addition to formal Zen practice and teaching, he also has a dan ranking in aikido and has trained for many years in iaido and tea ceremony.
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Board of Directors monthly meeting
Later Event: January 31
ZDS Board & Circles Planning Retreat