with Konin Melissa Cardenas
in the City Center dining room
Saturday, January 31, 2015
1:30 - 4:00 pm
Receiving Buddhist wisdom moment by moment, each student takes it in as the flow of brush over paper. This class in the practice of shakyo
supports students to encounter the teaching by making a copy of a text using brush and ink. The class will also include a brief discussion of the history of sacred writing in Asia.
Everyone is welcome, whether beginner or experienced. Participants may choose from one of several sutras in English, kanji (Sino-Japanese characters), Spanish or Korean. Please bring a size 0 watercolor brush, black sumi ink, and ink stone if you have them. Tracing paper and other basic materials will be provided. Fees:
$35, $31 current SFZC members, $28 limited income. Some scholarships are available. No one turned away for lack of funds. (About Registration, Scholarships and Cancellations
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Konin Melissa Cardenas
Konin began the practice of Zen meditation in 1987, and was ordained a Soto Zen priest in Japan by Sekkei Harada Roshi in 2007. She lived at Tassajara and City Center for several years. Shosan Victoria Austin is her senior practice leader. Currently Konin is the leader of the SFZC group Dharma en Espaņol, and co-chair of the SFZC Cultural Awareness and Inclusivity Committee. She works as a spiritual care counselor at Pathways Home Health and Hospice in Oakland, California. She is also an amateur calligrapher and sumi-e painter.