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Zazen: Returning to the Ground of Being

Join South Sound Zen for a public zazen talk by Nyoze Demian Kwong from Sonoma Mountain Zen Center. Nyoze will speak on “Zazen: Returning to the Ground of Being”. This special opportunity is free and open to the public.

When: Friday Evening, May 31st, 2019 at 7:00pm
Where: Tacoma Aikikai (Aikido Dojo), 2502 S.12th St, Central Tacoma

About Nyoze Demian Kwong:
Nyoze Demian Kwong received a B.A. in Anthropology/Archeology from University of California Santa Cruz. He worked as a fundraiser in Stanford University’s Engineering Department. Beginning in 1998 he lived and worked for two and a half years at Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and studied socially engaged Buddhism with Joan Halifax-roshi and Bernie Glassman-roshi of the Zen Peacemaker Order.

Nyoze received lay precepts in 1987 at Sonoma Mountain Zen Center. In 2009 he was ordained as a novice monk by Jakusho Kwong-roshi. In 2012 Nyoze finished his formal training at Eiheiji, the oldest monastery and head temple of the Soto Zen School in Japan. He received Dharma transmission in November 2014 and completed zuisse at both Eiheiji and Sojiji Head Temples of Sotoshu (the Soto School of Zen in Japan) in June 2015. He is recognized by Sotoshu as a Nito Kyoshi in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki-roshi.

Currently Nyoze serves as Head of Practice and Executive Director of Sonoma Mountain Zen Center in California. He lives at Sonoma Mountain Zen Center with Kashin, his wife, and Ejo, their nine-year- old son.

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