Sat, Jun 24|
Saturday Community (Senior Student Talk by Koten Price) - ON SITE (in Zendo)
Student talk will be given by Koten David Price, Senior Student of Kwong-roshi and ordained priest, following 10:30 am zazen. 10:30 am - 11:00 am Zazen 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Student Talk
Time & Location
Jun 24, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
Zendo, 6367 Sonoma Mountain Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404, USA
About This Event
Student talk will be given by Koten (孤天) David Price, senior student of Kwong-roshi and ordained priest, following 10:30-11:00 am zazen.
Koten began formally practicing Zen at Sonoma Mountain Zen Center where he has lived as a student since 2006. During his residency he has served on the SMZC advisory board as Resident Representative, held the position of Tenzo (Head Cook) and Shissui (Work Leader). Koten received Jukai (Solitary Sky) from Jakusho Kwong-roshi in 2007 and was ordained as a Buddhist Priest in 2012. He has also served as Shuso (Head Student) leading the 30-day intensive practice period in the winter of 2013, giving talks, providing interviews and guiding students through the daily schedule. Before coming to Genjo-ji, he spent 20 years as a professional cook and chef working in resorts and restaurants from Hawaii to Philadelphia. Koten is a sportsman and enjoys hiking all throughout the Sonoma County and the North Bay.