Sat, Apr 16|
Saturday Community - ONLINE
Student talk will be given by Jason Shinmei Nichols, a student of Kwong-roshi, following 10:30 am zazen. BY DONATION ($10 suggested minimum donation)
Time & Location
Apr 16, 2022, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
About This Event
Thank you for your ongoing support. To sustain SMZC, please donate $10 (suggested) for the Saturday Community program.
Student talk will be given by Jason Shinmei Nichols, a student of Kwong-roshi, following 10:30 am zazen. Jason began practicing at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center in 2011 while living in Marin County. After moving to a new home on Sonoma Mountain in 2014, he first joined SMZC for the Rohatsu Sesshin that year, then became a member. In 2017, Shinmei met German-born Kristin, a year-long resident at SMZC, who was on sabbatical from Switzerland.
Shinmei and Kristin (Misan) married in 2018 with Kwong-roshi presiding over the ceremony. In 2019, they both received Jukai from Kwong-roshi. They now reside in Sebastopol, CA with their daughter Eve. In addition to Zen practice, Shinmei devotes a lot of time to horses, studying German classical dressage, and teaching others about horsemanship. He is also a yoga practitioner, gardener and a struggling student of the German language.