Sat, Apr 22|
Saturday Community (Dharma Talk by Nyoze Kwong) - ON SITE (in Zendo)
Dharma talk will be given by Nyoze Kwong, vice abbot abbot of SMZC, following 10:30-11:00 am zazen. 10:30 am - 11:00 am Zazen 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Dharma Talk
Time & Location
Apr 22, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
Zendo, 6367 Sonoma Mountain Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404, USA
About This Event
Dharma talk will be given by Nyoze Kwong, vice abbot of SMZC, following 10:30-11:00 am zazen.
Nyoze Kwong received a degree in Anthropology from UC Santa Cruz. He worked as a fundraiser in Stanford University’s Engineering Department. Nyoze has a background in Socially Engaged Buddhism and has trained with well-respected teachers in Japan and United States and has over 30 years of meditation experience. In 2012 he finished his formal Zen training at Eiheiji, oldest monastery and head temple of the Soto Zen School in Japan. In 2015 he was certified and recognized by Sotoshu as a Zen teacher in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki-roshi. Currently Nyoze serves as Vice Abbot (the head of meditation practice) and Executive Director of Sonoma Mountain Zen Center (SMZC). He will become the new abbot of SMZC during Shinsanshiki (Mountain Seat Ceremony) on September 2, 2023. He lives at SMZC with his wife Kashin and his son Ejo.